Camera Obscura- Look To The East, Look To The West PREORDER OUT 5/3
Camera Obscura- Look To The East, Look To The West PREORDER OUT 5/3

Camera Obscura- Look To The East, Look To The West PREORDER OUT 5/3

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This is a preorder. Albums can be picked up or will be mailed out upon street date. Order by 4/19/24 to get by 5/3/24.

Label: Merge

Look to the East, Look to the West, the new album by Camera Obscura, is a revelation. The Tracyanne Campbell-led outfit, reuniting with producer Jari Haapalainen (Let’s Get Out of This Country, My Maudlin Career), have crafted an album that simultaneously recalls why longtime fans have ferociously loved them for decades while also being their most sophisticated effort to date. It is also the most hard-fought album of Camera Obscura’s career. Following the 2015 passing of founding keyboardist and friend Carey Lander (to whom the penultimate track “Sugar Almond” is addressed), the band went into an extended hiatus. They remained in contact, but their status was uncertain until they announced their return, having been invited to perform as part of Belle & Sebastian’s 2019 Boaty Weekender cruise festival, along with a pair of sold-out warm-up shows in Glasgow. Donna Maciocia (keys and vocals) joined founding members Kenny McKeeve (guitar and vocals), Gavin Dunbar (bass), and Lee Thomson (drums and percussion) for those shows and has since become a regular songwriting partner of Campbell’s.

Track listing:

  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