With nearly four years having passed since their 4AD debut, My Maudlin Career, Camera Obscura’s new album, Desire Lines will be released on June 4th (3rd in UK/EU). Desire Lines, was recorded last December when the band decamped to Portland to work with GRAMMY nominated producer Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Spoon, My Morning Jacket) and pleased with the progress they made there, they returned a month later to finish it.
Tracyanne Campbell from the band, “Of all our records this was pretty much the most challenging to write, partly because of the situation we found ourselves in with having to take such a long and uncertain amount of time out, but also because it would be record number five and we were getting harder and harder to please.
Working in the US with southern gentleman Tucker Martine was a positive experience. He brought a certain calmness to recording that wasn’t there before. We were also delighted to have Neko Case and Jim James sing on the record too. What a treat.”
Glasgow’s Camera Obscura have a busy year of touring ahead of them. There will be a handful of festival dates and a run in North America with She & Him already announced, there is a UK tour around the album’s release, and more shows in North America.