Camera Obscura announce new album, Desire Lines

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“Desire Lines” is a phrase that somehow keeps coming up in 4AD history. First it was a song by dream-pop legends Lush. Then it was the name of a standout track on Deerhunter’s 2010 album Halcyon Digest. Now, it’s the name of Camera Obscura‘s new album, which follows 2009’s My Maudlin Career. Desire Lines will be released June 4 in the United States, and a day earlier in Europe/UK.

The album was recorded with producer Tucker Martine (The Decemberists), and reportedly features guest vocals by modern Americana favorites Jim James and Neko Case.

The band also has a bunch of live dates lined up, which you can check out below.


3/10  35 Denton Music Festival, Denton, TX
3/12  The Mohawk (Queue Day Party @ SXSW), Austin, TX
3/13 Latitude 30 (Showcasing Scotland @ SXSW), Austin, TX
3/15  Cedar Door, (Under The Radar @ SXSW), Austin, TX
3/19 Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
5/25  Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
6/4  Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, UK
6/5  Academy 2, Manchester, UK
6/6  Heaven, London, UK
6/7  Cockpit, Leeds, UK
6/8  Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
6/9  Rock Ness, Loch Ness, UK
6/16  SOhO, Santa Barbara, CA
6/18  The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
6/19  The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
6/21  Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
6/22  Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA
6/23  Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
6/26  Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
6/27  Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO
6/29  Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
7/1  Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
7/3  Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Montréal, QC
7/4  Toronto Urban Roots Festival, Toronto, ON
7/5  Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa, ON
7/6  Summerstage, Central Park, New York, NY
7/9  Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
7/10  Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA
7/11  Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna, VA
7/12  Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC
7/13  Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
7/14  Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

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