Camera Obscura Announce First Album in 11 Years, Share New Single ‘Big Love’

    Camera Obscura have announced their first new album in 11 years. The Desire Lines follow-up is called Look to the East, Look to the West, and it lands May 3 via Merge. Check out the lead single ‘Big Love’, which features pedal steel by Tim Davidson, and scroll down for the album cover, tracklist, and the band’s upcoming tour dates.

    In 2015, following the death of keyboardist Carey Lander, Camera Obscura went on an extended hiatus. The band, led by guitarist and vocalist Tracyanne Campbell, made the new album with Jari Haapalainen, who produced the band’s 2006 LP Let’s Get Out of This Country and 2009’s My Maudlin Career.

    “‘Big Love’ is our tribute to Waylon Jennings, with a nod to Sandy Denny and prog rock band Scope,” Campbell said in a statement. “It’s a song about not looking back, having faith in the present and future.”

    Look to the East, Look to the West Covet Artwork:

    Look to the East, Look to the West Tracklist:

    1. Liberty Print
    2. We’re Going to Make It in a Man’s World
    3. Big Love
    4. Only a Dream
    5. The Light Nights
    6. Sleepwalking
    7. Baby Huey (Hard Times)
    8. Denon
    9. Pop Goes Pop
    10. Sugar Almond
    11. Look to the East, Look to the West

    Camera Obscura 2024 Tour Dates:

    Thu May 2 – Hebden Bridge, UK – The Trades Club
    Sat May 4 – Leeds, UK – Stylus
    Mon May 6 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
    Tue May 7 – London, UK – Koko
    Thu May 9 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
    Fri May 10 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
    Sat May 11 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland Ballroom
    Wed May 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
    Thu May 30 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
    Fri May 31 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmont
    Sat Jun 1 – Toronto, ON – The Concert Hall
    Mon Jun 3 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
    Tue Jun. 4 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
    Fri Jun 7 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
    Sat Jun 8 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
    Mon Jun 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
    Tue Jun 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
    Wed Jun 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
    Fri Jun 14 – Dallas, TX – Studio at the Factory
    Sat Jun 15 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
    Mon Jun 17 – Atlanta, GA – Variety
    Tue Jun 18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
    Wed Jun 19 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
    Thu Jun 20 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
    Sat Jun 22-Mon. Jun 24 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Indie Rocks!

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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