Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura Keyboardist Carey Lander Dies of Cancer

Carey Lander, keyboardist for the Scottish indie-pop band Camera Obscura, died today of cancer. The group posted to their official Facebook page that Lander, after…
Andrew Unterberger / October 11, 2015

Camera Obscura’s ‘Troublemaker’ Video Cloaks Deep Angst in ’80s Sci-Fi

Morrissey once sang about "glass hidden in the grass." Camera Obscura know just as well the power of luring listeners in with springy, approachable indie-pop,…
Marc Hogan / October 9, 2013

Camera Obscura’s ‘Break It To You Gently’ Video Stars Lovesick Luggage

Camera Obscura turn up the twee in their latest video, an oh-so-adorable clip set to Desire Lines single "Break It To You Gently" that debuted on Zooey…
Kyle McGovern / August 14, 2013

Camera Obscura, ‘Desire Lines’ (4AD)

The song that might tell you the most about Camera Obscura isn't a Camera Obscura song at all: Tracyanne Campbell, the Glasgow band's frontwoman, wrote…
Marc Hogan / June 5, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Queens of the Stone Age, Ben Folds Five, and Camera Obscura

It's Friday! Close out the work week by streaming brand new albums from Queens of the Stone Age, Camera Obscura, Thundercat, Quadron, Ben Folds Five,…
Kyle McGovern / May 31, 2013

Hear Camera Obscura’s Swooning Waltz ‘Fifth in Line to the Throne’

Princess Beatrice, this one's for you. Camera Obscura's latest offering from the Scottish dreamers' upcoming Desire Lines (due out June 4 on 4AD) is waltzing, waiting-in-vain…
Marc Hogan / May 15, 2013

Hear Camera Obscura’s Bouncy Pop Flirtation ‘Do It Again’

So that's why they called it Desire Lines. When Camera Obscura revealed their next album would have the same title as a song by 4AD labelmates Deerhunter,…
Marc Hogan / April 16, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, fun., Kendrick Lamar Headline Kanrocksas 2013 Festival

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kendrick Lamar, fun., Killer Mike, Miguel, and more have been tapped to perform at Kanrocksas Music Festival this year. The two-day showcase,…
Kyle McGovern / March 1, 2013

Camera Obscura’s ‘Desire Lines’ Draws Close, Guests Neko Case and Jim James

Camera Obscura are ready to be heartbroken again. On June 4, the Glasgow dreamers will release their fifth full-length, Desire Lines, via 4AD (it'll debut…
Kyle McGovern / March 1, 2013

Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
Anna Hyclak / December 11, 2009

New Albums from Depeche Mode, Art Brut, and 9 More

Here's a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today:…
SPIN Staff / April 21, 2009
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