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Camera Obscura returns with a new album and tour

on March 26, 2009, 9:05am

Let’s see, three years without a new album and currently sporting a brand new record contract with 4AD? Sounds to me like the perfect recipe for some new material and a tour to boot. It also looks as if Camera Obscura feel the same way – not only will Glasgow rockers will be releasing their newest creative effort, My Maudlin Career, on April 20th, but they’ve also announced plans for a North American tour to support it.

First, the album. Camera Obsucra’s fourth full-length effort and first since 2006’s Let’s Get Out Of The Country will mark the second time that the six piece will be working with producer Jari Haapalainen, perhaps best known for his work with Peter, Byorn and John. Consisting of 11 tracks and due for release on April 20th, the album is described as “intense and quite dark,” an attribute that can be head on the title track, which is currently available for a listen on both the band’s MySpace. Fans will also get another early preview when on April 14th, Camera Obsurca releases Maudlin Career‘s  first single, “French Navy”. Indie stoners rejoice!

As for said tour, it will be starting at the end of May and hits all the major stops, including a couple in Canada and one in Mexico, all the way until June. The trek will be proceeded by select dates in both the U.S. and Europe throughout March and April.

Maudlin Career Tracklist:
01. French Navy
02. The Sweetest Thing
03. You Told A Lie
04. Away With Murder
05. Swans
06. James
07. Careless Love
08. My Maudlin Career
09. Forests And Sands
10. Other Towns And Cities
11. Honey In The Sun

Camera Obscura 2009 Tour Dates:
03/25 – New York, NY @ The Mercury
03/27 – New York, NY @ The Society For Ethical Culture
03/29 – Gambier, OH @ Kenyon Collage*
03/30 – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin Collage*
04/21 – Newcastle, UK @ Academy 2
04/22 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
04/23 – London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
04/24 – Warwick, UK @ Leamington Assembly
04/25 – Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill
04/26 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands Ballroom
04/29 – Belfast, IE @ The Stiff Kiten
04/30 – Dublin, IE @ Andrew’s Lane Theatre
05/27 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
05/28 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
05/29 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
06/01 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
06/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
06/04 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
06/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
06/06 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
06/08 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
06/09 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
06/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
06/13 – Mexico City, MX @ Lunario
06/15 – Austin, TX @ Antones
06/16 – Dallas, TX @ The Loft
06/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
06/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
06/20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
06/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
06/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
06/24 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
06/25 – Boston, MA @ Somerville Theatre
06/26 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
06/27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
06/29 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center Ohio State University
06/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
07/25 – Derbyshire, UK @ Indietracks Festival

* w/ The Mountain Goats

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