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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyThu May 30, 2013 2:19 pm

wow - like some of the interviews i've read, i had to reread your novel a coupla times just to get it all! i hear what yer saying about hesitancy to get hopes up for an anticipated album... happens too often for me as well.. for this album, i really tried not to think about it and get too excited but i'd say i failed in that respect.. on the up-side of that, i am truly loving this album! i've had it streamin here at work for the past few days and had a good listen to each track.. i have my favourites thus far.. troublemaker, missed your party and 5th in line.. why these? love the fun of troublemaker - this will be fantastic live..Im really hoping they play it in Ottawa this summer.. it has great build up and would do as an opener.. 'break it to you gently' and 'do it again' are great progressions from the last 2 albums and a couple others would suit the fans who prefer the first two albums.. 'this is love' has an amazing classic feel and i can hear some of their influences thru it.. i really love what Tucker has done with them - i think its expanding their musical "vocabulary" maybe? definately will open them to new fans in particular, this side of the ocean..
i also hear yer rant about the "idol shows" out there.. i too find myself frustrated with the crap that is spewed out.. my wife watches em and occasionally, i'll admit theres some pretty damn good talent from such young faces.. but the whole process and the way its marketed and pushed on us.. some of the things those kids say too just scares me - how much theyve built that "experience" up in their heads.. honestly scary. my brother-in-law has been in a band for some years now and have slowly built up their fanbase and have now started to venture into neighbouring cities.. i hear of how they play to sometimes empty venues or to packed places who've never heard em and how tough it can be.. they plug away not in the hope of becoming millionaire musicians (well, not reallistically) but to be enjoyed and respected.. i think they'd like to be known like big star or tfc..
i know yer disparaging about the music biz in general and that this is now a "job" to them but dont lose heart in the fact that some people absolutely love their job and would keep pluggin at it till they die.. i'm in architecture and in all seriousness have worked for 2 men like that.. they live, eat, sleep and breathe the job.. even their friends are somehow tied to the industry or are clients.. not sure which even came first.. i know that if my bro-in-law makes it enough to quit his dayjob, he will love his musical occupation despite the bs of commercialism and all the other evil isms.. CO will be fine.. they have been doin this for awhile and that last tour was packed full of dates.. all appearancess are saying that they are not just enduring but thriving and growing..
here's hopin that the mighty Carey makes a full recovery and that the new parents enjoy their newest vocation as much as i've enjoyed mine..
another side note - nice to see the chatter pick up again... certainly missed it!
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyThu May 30, 2013 2:28 pm

I link this thread to their facebook in the hope of some folk passin through who want to indulge themselves with opinion...I started this today etc....happy birthday for sometime this week I think...I`ll try and give ya a thread of your own...interesting read,as ever..i loved the way you failed, hahaha great stuff
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptySun Jun 02, 2013 8:05 am

Graeme and Tony (Happy Birthday), great stuff. Had to reread multiple times to get a full understanding. Though I was eagerly awaiting the new album, I too was skeptical that it would match the high standards of CO's previous works. Well, what can I say, the new album is fantastic!! Might be their best one. I not just saying that because I am fan. It is totally earned. My favorites are, This Is Love, New Year's Resolution, and Cri Du Coeur. This Is Love is such cool chill song, New Year's Resolution is such gorgeous song while Cri Du Coeur to me the best song in the album . All the songs are excellent. This album seems so different from their previous albums as it encompasses different musical styles.

I know Graeme you don't care much for the music business and this might turn into a job for the band. The ultimate would be to have a job that you both enjoy and be paid well. I have only had this happen to me once in my lifetime but it went away with the economic crisis. I have to agree with Tony that the band is growing and thriving musically. They have even hooked up with a grammy nominated producer. I do think they enjoy making music and it shows in their albums. For me, I have loved everyone of CO's albums. I can't say that of other artists. I can't understand why people would say you are are a "sell out" when you sell your music to be used in a commercial or movie. Have to generate revenue to pay the bills and support this musical endeavor and yourself. I am hoping this album provides the financial security that they are looking for.

Graeme, as you mentioned Allo Darlin in your post, I wanted to give kudos to this forum for recommending other artists. These are artists that I would have never discovered on my own. I have enjoyed Attic Lights, God Help The Girl, and The School but Allo Darlin was my favorite. Really enjoy listening to their two albums. Now, I have another artist to look forward too.

Congratulations to Tracyanne and her partner on becoming new parents. Tracyanne will make a wonderful mom. Prayers to Carey for a full recovery. Congratulations to Kenny for becoming a dad and condolences for his lost.

I hope the Desire Lines album expands the fanbase and provides the band success both financially and artistically.
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyMon Jun 03, 2013 12:49 pm

nice one steven,well todays the day....let`s hope the album is high on everyone`s purchase list......it looks like,a worthy offering indeed.....it seems that my post leant heavy on the biz...it`s their given vocation not mine...I just feel for it sometimes................but this is life,this is living.........
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyTue Jun 04, 2013 2:13 am

Interview magazine:
http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/camera-obscura-desire-lines


The Skinny:
http://www.theskinny.co.uk/latest/304790-camera_obscuras_carey_lander_desire_lines


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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyWed Jun 05, 2013 6:13 am

Thanks for the links, blurecu. Nice interviews with Tracyanne & Carey. It looks like there are no interviews with the guys???

Tour started tonight at Edinburgh. Next is 5 shows in 5 days in the UK then 24 shows in 28 days in the US and Canada. Pretty brutal schedule....
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyWed Jun 05, 2013 9:16 pm

Another great interview with Traceyanne:

http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/06/interview-tracyanne-campbell-of-camera-obscura/
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 14, 2013 5:22 am

Popped into my local record store last night and was pleasantly surprised to see they had vinyl copies of Desire Lines, Let;s Get Out OF This Country, and Overacheivers, Please Try Harder. So I snapped up copies of Desire ines and Lets get out  of this country
Disappointed they didn't have My Maudlin Career for good measure, but since this was the first time I'd ever seen a place with Cam O vinyl here, I had to snap those two up at least!
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 14, 2013 7:24 am

Have Desire Lines from iTunes and in CD to listen in the car.  Want the vinyl for the home but not available in the US until 6/18.  Love the new album.  Read some of the reviews and majority are positive but the criticism is that it sounds the same as their previous albums.  To me this album sounds totally different from their previous works.

I think the song that might break into the mainstream is Break It To You Gently.  What does everyone think?
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 14, 2013 7:53 am

I have listened to
it since it`s release and I mean I musta listened to it over 50 times(the cd in work that came with the vinyl) it displace the daughter album and john grant.......and nice to see a couple of posts land here about it, and the tour.....for me it is very different than the last two....it isn`t synthetic sounding everything is in the right place,there is nothing"wrong"with the jari albums but very much like with the first two,they were ready for a change and it has worked well......by all accounts the album has gone top 40 and that is on merit and shows there is a kind of movement towards"proper"artists.....break it to me gently is radio friendly and a good choice over "do it again" as a single...they are about to do a lot of groundwork regarding interviews,promotion and touring stateside and hopefully then can slip back into their"normal"lives...whatever that is.....this is a great time,ready for the big push(like September)...good luck to our band......
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 14, 2013 1:00 pm

i agree.. ive had the album on constantly since i got it and the depth reveals itself with each listen.. i dont know if i havent absolutely loved an album of theirs when its been released but there is always a bit of a transition for me.. loving the previous album a bit more when a new one comes out and then slowly, the new release evolves into my "current" favourite.. this album is no exception.. it seems that all thats needed for the band to break into the "popular" market is time because honestly, each of the albums have been gems in their time - so why hasnt the commercial world caught on?  it appears to be just a bit more word of mouth and growing fanbase - i know i promote them to new listeners as often as i can and intend on picking up a few more copies of the album for gifts.. much like what Pete said he did (at least i think it was him).. ahh singles.. i really suck at picking them since i usually like songs that never end up singles.. some dont even make the cut for the albums and end up b-sides (world is full of strangers)..  Break It To You Gently is probably a good bet - lets see what they use in their radio spots and interviews this time.. they are stateside now so Im keeping an eye out for em.. can't wait to see them - less than a month to go now!
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 14, 2013 9:18 pm

KEXP presents an in-studio session with Camera Obscura!

Performing live on The Midday Show on KEXP,
on Saturday, June 22nd at 1:00 pm PT!

Remind yourself to tune in by RSVP'ing to this event! 
90.3 FM in Seattle and streaming worldwide at KEXP.ORG

• http://www.kexp.org/

https://www.facebook.com/events/171605159681485/
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cheers.....hopefully the shows will end up somewhere to keep
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptySat Jun 15, 2013 5:04 am

Thanks blurecu.  KEXP usually will post the performance on their website and youtube.  KEXP is a wonderful radio station in Seattle.  They play all types of music. They had performances from Daughter, Frightened Rabbits, Yo Lo Tengo, Laura Marling, etc on their shows.  You can check out many different artists' performances on their youtube channel kexpradio.
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http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2013/06/13/camera-obscura-desire-lines-4ad/
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyMon Jun 17, 2013 12:36 am

I reckon Troublemaker has good single potential as well. That and Do It  Again, but that's already the leading single I think?
Loving the album though. The record hasn't spent a lot of time off my turntable since I got it last week,
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyMon Jun 17, 2013 4:07 am

Busy day tomorrow/today (June 16) for our favorite band on their day off.


First a radio session at KCRW for Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15AM PDT. 

http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb130617camera_obscura

Later in the evening an instore at Amoeba Hollywood at 6:00PM PDT.

http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2625/index.html

Both sessions to be broadcast live. Exciting!
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyMon Jun 17, 2013 5:49 pm

fantastic!  thanks for the links..
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyMon Jun 17, 2013 6:31 pm

cheers again...ain`t no days off,for a band about to conquer the woyrld........
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyWed Jun 19, 2013 12:46 pm

new interview with Carey at Aquarium Drunkard... just saw link posted on twitt..
http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2013/06/17/catching-up-with-camera-obscura-the-ad-interview/
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyWed Jun 19, 2013 6:43 pm

cheers tony...nice to ride this wave of exposure...don`t cha think...great stuff so far,the live footage and stuff has been amazing..santa barbara/amoeba etc
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyWed Jun 19, 2013 7:05 pm

Photos from the Amoeba instore:
http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/detail-2625/index.html#cat-most_recent_shows/page-1


Hopefully they will archive the video. Amoeba doesn't archive the video for every instore and 
it generally takes them a month or more.


Did anyone catch the live feed?  I missed it unfortunately.
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PostSubject: Re: enthusiasm for new album   enthusiasm for new album - Page 2 EmptyWed Jun 19, 2013 7:22 pm

nope...saw the two video`s on facebook though....great stuff
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I noticed that someone mentioned in the FB comments that the stream didn't work.

https://m.facebook.com/71425497781/timeline/story?ut=3&hash=227376300025608676&wstart=0&wend=1372661999
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