Camera Obscura is excited to announce their long-awaited return to the US with July tour dates. Their latest album, Desire Lines (“a career best”-NPR), was released early last summer, and was followed by a US tour, which included support dates with She & Him. Soon after, Tracyanne gave birth to her first child and went on maternity leave. This past January, Gavin also became a father. Tracyanne said "the new parents are looking forward to coming over after maternity & paternity leave, and the rest are looking forward to returning to work. " The band is also playing shows in the EU in May. Carey Lander notes: "We are looking forward to hitting the road in the USA and Canada for some shows, especially as we finally get to make up the New York show we sadly had to cancel last year. Go book your tickets and we'll see you soon."
“Desire Lines is more confident and direct than anything in the band's catalog…On this album, lust and chastity sound like equally honest parts of the same whole. The combination makes Desire Lines sound like a career best.” [NPR]
“There aren’t many groups whose fifth album is as riveting as their first, but there also aren’t many groups with a vision as clear, focused and defined as that of Camera Obscura. And with (Tracyanne) Campbell at the helm, five more of the same will be just as welcome.” [AMERICAN SONGWRITER]
“Desire Lines is another superbly crafted album, well worth the wait. Her songs return to some familiar themes, but she hasn’t come close to exhausting her melancholic muse yet, and the band’s arrangements are, as always, filled with surprise.” [PASTE]
“Desire Lines is its own nonguilty pleasure, soaked in romanticism—yet bracingly smart.” [MOTHER JONES]