Tune in Tuesday! {Camera Obscura}


I first heard about the band Camera Obscura from a fellow blogger, Lauren (the same Lauren from fill-in-the-blank Fridays). She raved about them on her blog and something about their album cover art just drew me in... so I decided to give them a listen, and to my very great surprise, I wound up loving them, as Lauren writes, "at first sound."

You know I'm a sucker for lyrics, being an English teacher/writer and all, and their lyrics are at once quirky and universal. Here is sample from the song "French Navy" :

You with your dietary restrictions
Said you loved me with a lot of conviction
I was waiting to be struck by lightning
Waiting for somebody exciting
Like you

They're a very new love for me, so I don't know that much about them other than they are from Scotland and have the most curious accents. I own their most recent album, My Maudlin Career, which I cannot stop listening to. It's one of those rare albums where every song is magical. They harmonize beautifully and remind me a bit of She&Him.

Here is the song that first turned me on to this band, "French Navy." Tell me what you think and let me know what you're listening to in the comments! :)

Don't forget to give me your recommendations for yesterday's blog post, What's in your makeup kit?

4 comment(s):

Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... said...

yay! way to spread the camera obscura love!

now you just need to come to portland and see them in concert with me in april :). i'm super excited!


Unknown said...

Aw man, I wish I could go to Portland... Me and the boyf have been dying to go there since forever. Have fun at the concert! :)

Anonymous said...

i heard about them here and there, but only got to listening one song. definitely should check out the whole album soon methinks! :D

Melly Mel said...

I love her blog and yours! xo
that picture is amazing.