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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by islandhopper » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:08 pm

Up on that youtube now too


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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by Barto » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:21 pm

Love love love. Already in loop. Track of the year.

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by timahall » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:23 pm

It's nice and familiar-sounding. Like bumping into an old friend you like for the first time in ages (what a twee analogy). I hope it's not the best the album has to offer though.

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by Jangloid Mark » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:55 pm

This will sound great on the radio...and in another universe, could be their first hit single. That said, to be honest, I'm a little underwhelmed.

For me, it doesn't have that magic spark...don't get me wrong, I like it, but, had this been the first thing I'd heard by them, I'd have thought 'yeah...like that', rathr than instantly falling head over heels in love and seeking out the back catalogue as I did the first time I did hear them...
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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by timahall » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:58 pm

Yeah, you hit the nail on the head Mark. It's not like hearing Hey Lloyd,... for the first time (which I still haven't forgotten).

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by Eldar » Thu May 02, 2013 1:28 am

In love with it.

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by oasupp » Fri May 03, 2013 7:57 am

doesn't catch me instantly... yes, it slowly haunts your brain, but there's something which keeps it from being great. lovely tune for an album, anything but a single. but ask again tomorrow, it still preys.
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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by bullyhuff » Wed May 15, 2013 4:50 pm

New track just posted!

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by islandhopper » Thu May 23, 2013 1:15 pm

The Scotsman have a pretty good interview with Tracyanne and Carey about the new album - http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/music ... -1-2940263

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by RITH » Thu May 23, 2013 1:53 pm

islandhopper wrote:The Scotsman have a pretty good interview with Tracyanne and Carey about the new album - http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/music ... -1-2940263
“There are a couple of pop songs on the record but I was trying to fight the obvious poppy chorus and still be melodic and catchy,” says Campbell. “We were definitely going for the laid-back thing. We needed it to be less emotional. That was how we were feeling. The mood was sombre.”
I suppose this is called growth, but I love a poppy chorus.

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by islandhopper » Thu May 23, 2013 2:10 pm

RITH wrote:
islandhopper wrote:The Scotsman have a pretty good interview with Tracyanne and Carey about the new album - http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/music ... -1-2940263
“There are a couple of pop songs on the record but I was trying to fight the obvious poppy chorus and still be melodic and catchy,” says Campbell. “We were definitely going for the laid-back thing. We needed it to be less emotional. That was how we were feeling. The mood was sombre.”
I suppose this is called growth, but I love a poppy chorus.
So do I, and I'm generally unimpressed by a band "maturing" meaning them becoming less poppy. Can understand why they do it, but I wish some bands just had the confidence to be as poppy as they liked.

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by timahall » Tue May 28, 2013 3:47 pm

So it's out there now (through legal channels too). What does everyone think? I'll post my thoughts soon.

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by Barto » Wed May 29, 2013 10:25 am

The first listening is promising. Ok, the growth and everything, but I still feel a lot of freshness in it, and still excellent melodies.

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by bartblueboy » Wed May 29, 2013 1:15 pm

Have just listened to the new album twice in a row and it is sounding pretty good, "do it again" being the only song I really don't like ...
I guess it is less "poppy", but I really don't mind ...

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by MaxS » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:47 pm

Finally got mine..
One bit (not sure which track it was, looking at tracklist, on William's Heart maybe) sounded like it was ripped from Keane though.. Anyway.. I think it's their best album so far... there's no "French Navy", but as a whole..

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by djbones » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:30 pm

1st listen it sounds a bit MOR butI love 'em to bits and I'm sure 2nd listem will stir me more. Seeing them in Leeds on Friday :-).

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:03 pm

Turns out that come Indietracks Tracyanne will be six or seven months pregnant: http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents ... t.21203985

Two of the three headliners will have pregnant singers. Keep an eye on Helen, someone.

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by RITH » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:33 pm

http://www.collapseboard.com/everett-tr ... a-obscura/
Everett True wrote:I fucking love Camera Obscura – and, despite what the dickheads who have never known anything about love or devotion say, Desire Lines is totally shaping up to be my favourite Camera Obscura album.

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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by Huw » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:59 am

The new album is defo a grower!
Saw em in manchester last week and though they were lovely and Carey's haircut is quite wonderful, they did seem a tad disinterested. Ah well.
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Re: Camera Obscura

Post by indiansummer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:01 am

Huw wrote:they did seem a tad disinterested
that's their schtick, isn't it?
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