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"If Looks Could Kill"
"Let's Get Out Of This Country" Out Now in Ireland on Elefant Records (RMG-Chart)
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CAMERA OBSCURA "Let's Get Out Of This Country" Irish Release Date June 16 on Elefant Records (RMG-Chart)
 
 
 
 
 
CAMERA OBSCURA
"If Looks Could Kill"
Out 9-2 in Ireland on Elefant Records (RMG-Chart)


>>> See the VIDEO Click Hear! <<<
"If looks could kill" is the third song taken as a single from "Let's Get Out of This Country", the highly praised third album by CAMERA OBSCURA, an album composed of melodic pop jewels from the first to the very last song.

Along with the title track, destined to be danced to death in the best pop music clubs due to its unstoppable Motown beat and the Phil Spector-esque sound, the CD-single format includes two new, previously unreleased tracks: "Hands up baby" (a duet written and sung by Kenny McKeeve with Tracyanne Campbell's vocal counterpoint, recorded during the same Swedish sessions as the album, which shows the couple as a Scottish version of Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra on a cloudy day) and the very recent song called "Alaska", a new track that was recorded on the last weekend of October by Paul Savage (THE DELGADOS) at Glasgow's Chem 19 studios (where Vashti Bunyan, TRASH CAN SINATRAS, Scout Niblett or TEENAGE FANCLUB have recorded, among others).

::: tracklist :::
01. If looks could kill real
02. Hands up baby real
03. Alaska



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Glasgow's CAMERA OBSCURA have grown to become an important name in the international pop scene. More than 50.000 copies sold to this moment are good prove of their ascending career, with the highlight of recent sold-out shows in New York and SXSW, witnessed by high profile fans Mike Myers and Conor Oberst (BRIGHT EYES). The eyes of the international pop scene are set on "Let's get out of this country": a collection of ten perfect pop songs, absolutely no filler, where the band from Glasgow looks at classic pop through country and soul tinted lenses, influenced by a wide variety of heroes - from Jimmy Webb to Lloyd Cole, from Connie Francis to Skeeter Davis, from the SUPREMES to David Lynch.

In Autumn 2005, Camera Obscura travelled from Glasgow to Stockholm to begin work on their third album with acclaimed producer Jari Haapalainen (Ed Harcourt, THE CONCRETES, INTERNATIONAL (NOISE) CONSPIRACY), and some of the string musicians they used have recently toured with Brian Wilson or Arthur Lee & LOVE; the album was recorded in the same studios where Neneh Cherry or Robyn have previously recorded, and it was mixed at the same place used by THE MAGIC NUMBERS or Per Gessle from ROXETTE fame. Among the contributors to this album we find Victoria Bergsman from THE CONCRETES, singer-songwriter Brita Persson or members of Swedish pop bands such as THE TOURETTES, LAAKSO or SPEEDMARKET AVENUE.

A timeless album, delicately orchestrated, with which we're sure CAMERA OBSCURA will confirm the importance of their song legacy. These are songs that last forever, that will go with you forever. For all vinyl lovers we are releasing a deluxe limited edition (cover and inlet in glossy hard paper and 180 gr. vinyl).

Glasgow's Camera Obscura's 3rd album "Let's Get Out Of This Country" is a master class in intelligent, melodic 'retro-modern pop'. Just 20 seconds into the first track (and first single) "Lloyd I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken" and you will know this is a great band truly hitting their stride! Producer Jari Happalainen (The Concretes, Ed Harcourt) has shaped a cohesive collection of classic songs which are, at turns upbeat "If Looks Could Kill", downbeat "Country Mile", hooky "I Need All The Friends I Can Get" and epic "Razzle Dazzle Rose".

Lead singer/songwriter Tracyanne Campbell is on top form, ably assisted by Carey Lander (piano, organ and vocals), Kenny McKeeve (guitar, vocals vocals); Gavin Dunbar (bass), Lee Thomson (drums) and Nigel Baillie (trumpet & percussion). Tracyanne's musical influences include the songs of Jimmy Webb, Hatch and Trent, The Supremes, Lloyd Cole, Connie Francis, Sandy Posey, Skeeter Davies and David Lynch film soundtracks, among many others.

 
 
 
 
CAMERA OBSCURA
"Let's Get Out Of This Country"
Out Now in Ireland on Elefant Records (RMG-Chart)
Second single taken from "Let's get out of this country", following the immensely popular first single "Lloyd, Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken", the record that confirms CAMERA OBSCURA as one of the most important bands of the moment. The sweetness in Tracyanne Campbell appeals to all kinds of crowds, and the Glasgow band have achieved on this third album a timeless sound of their own, which sounds classic and makes you dream with moments you haven't lived. What else can you ask from a good pop song?

"Let's get out of this country" is the title track on the third album, and is also the main song on this single. A sunny, classic pop song which, as the rest of the album, was recorded in Sweden under the production of Jari Haapalainen (producer of such gems as THE CONCRETES or Ed Harcourt). Along with this song, the CD-single features two new tracks: "Lemon juice and paper cuts", evocative mid-tempo, lead by piano and organ, and "Return to send her", with a country-style guitar that is the perfect counterpoint to Tracyanne's vocal melody.

CD-Single Tracklist:
01. Let’s get out of this country
02. Lemon juice and paper cuts
03. Return to send her


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Glasgow's CAMERA OBSCURA have grown to become an important name in the international pop scene. More than 50.000 copies sold to this moment are good prove of their ascending career, with the highlight of recent sold-out shows in New York and SXSW, witnessed by high profile fans Mike Myers and Conor Oberst (BRIGHT EYES). The eyes of the international pop scene are set on "Let's get out of this country": a collection of ten perfect pop songs, absolutely no filler, where the band from Glasgow looks at classic pop through country and soul tinted lenses, influenced by a wide variety of heroes - from Jimmy Webb to Lloyd Cole, from Connie Francis to Skeeter Davis, from the SUPREMES to David Lynch.

In Autumn 2005, Camera Obscura travelled from Glasgow to Stockholm to begin work on their third album with acclaimed producer Jari Haapalainen (Ed Harcourt, THE CONCRETES, INTERNATIONAL (NOISE) CONSPIRACY), and some of the string musicians they used have recently toured with Brian Wilson or Arthur Lee & LOVE; the album was recorded in the same studios where Neneh Cherry or Robyn have previously recorded, and it was mixed at the same place used by THE MAGIC NUMBERS or Per Gessle from ROXETTE fame. Among the contributors to this album we find Victoria Bergsman from THE CONCRETES, singer-songwriter Brita Persson or members of Swedish pop bands such as THE TOURETTES, LAAKSO or SPEEDMARKET AVENUE.

A timeless album, delicately orchestrated, with which we're sure CAMERA OBSCURA will confirm the importance of their song legacy. These are songs that last forever, that will go with you forever. For all vinyl lovers we are releasing a deluxe limited edition (cover and inlet in glossy hard paper and 180 gr. vinyl).

Glasgow's Camera Obscura's 3rd album "Let's Get Out Of This Country" is a master class in intelligent, melodic 'retro-modern pop'. Just 20 seconds into the first track (and first single) "Lloyd I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken" and you will know this is a great band truly hitting their stride! Producer Jari Happalainen (The Concretes, Ed Harcourt) has shaped a cohesive collection of classic songs which are, at turns upbeat "If Looks Could Kill", downbeat "Country Mile", hooky "I Need All The Friends I Can Get" and epic "Razzle Dazzle Rose".

Lead singer/songwriter Tracyanne Campbell is on top form, ably assisted by Carey Lander (piano, organ and vocals), Kenny McKeeve (guitar, vocals); Gavin Dunbar (bass), Lee Thomson (drums) and Nigel Baillie (trumpet & percussion). Tracyanne's musical influences include the songs of Jimmy Webb, Hatch and Trent, The Supremes, Lloyd Cole, Connie Francis, Sandy Posey, Skeeter Davies and David Lynch film soundtracks, among many others.

 
 
 
 

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CAMERA OBSCURA

:::Lisburn, Island Arts Centre, (Music Revolution '06) Friday August 18:::
:::Galway, Roisin Dubh, (Foggy Notions) Saturday August 19:::
:::Dublin, Whelan’s, (Foggy Notions) Sunday August 20:::

Tracyanne Campbell’s resiliently moody pop poetry spills themes of heartache, independence, bitterness, post break-up defiance and vulnerability with frightening ease. And yet the music around her is altogether more off-the-wall; a cacophony of brass and church organs and surging indie-pop set to seductively old-fashioned melodies.

Jari Haapalainen [The Concretes] gives Camera Obscura a Stockholm production that glistens like ice. Throw in some Lloyd Cole and a touch of Dory Previn and we have an almost perfect third album; Let’s Get Out Of This Country. Their first and second albums are pretty ace too!

 
 
 
 

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www.myspace.com/cameraobscuraband
http://cameraobscura-.blogspot.com


CAMERA OBSCURA
"Let's Get Out Of This Country"
Irish Release Date June 16 on Elefant Records (RMG-Chart)

Features the absolutely HUGE single
"Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken"
Wanna See the Fab Video? ...just click here

Glasgow's Camera Obscura's 3rd album "Let's Get Out Of This Country" is a master class in intelligent, melodic 'retro-modern pop'. Just 20 seconds into the first track (and first single) "Lloyd I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken" and you will know this is a great band truly hitting their stride! Producer Jari Happalainen (The Concretes, Ed Harcourt) has shaped a cohesive collection of classic songs which are, at turns upbeat "If Looks Could Kill", downbeat "Country Mile", hooky "I Need All The Friends I Can Get" and epic "Razzle Dazzle Rose".

Lead singer/songwriter Tracyanne Campbell is on top form, ably assisted by Carey Lander (piano, organ and vocals), Kenny McKeeve (guitar, vocals vocals); Gavin Dunbar (bass), Lee Thomson (drums) and Nigel Baillie (trumpet & percussion). Tracyanne's musical influences include the songs of Jimmy Webb, Hatch and Trent, The Supremes, Lloyd Cole, Connie Francis, Sandy Posey, Skeeter Davies and David Lynch film soundtracks, among many others.

 
 
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