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New Meetup: Camera Obscura @ Webster Hall

From: Rachel
Sent on: Friday, June 12, 2009 4:24 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Indie/BritPop Fans United!!

What: Camera Obscura @ Webster Hall

When: June 24,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Camera Obscura
Anni Rossi
Venue: Webster Hall
Date: Wed 6/24
Notes: 18+
Doors 8:00 PM

With John Peel as an early champion, Glasgow?s Camera Obscura are fondly regarded by many as one of the UK?s finest acts; having built up over the years a dedicated following with must-have records and tours throughout Europe, USA, Mexico, Australia and South East Asia. Their last album, Let?s Get Out Of This Country (2006), was to prove pivotal for the band, taking them out of the shadows and to long-deserved new heights. ?You might not find heartache as enchanting as this anywhere else,? stated All Music Guide in a familiar glowing review.

Nearly three years on from that release and Camera Obscura are ready to release the follow-up, My Maudlin Career; their first for their new label (the legendary indie, 4AD) and fourth overall. After his successful touches on their last record, they returned to Sweden to work again with Swedish producer Jari Haapalainen (Ed Harcourt, Peter, Bjorn & John, The Concretes). His wonderful understanding with the band continues to flourish, again fully realising not just the potential of Tracyanne Campbell?s songs and remarkable voice, but also the ensemble musicianship of the group as a whole.

Finally, the quick will have already spotted that they have already announced two warm-up shows in March (London and New York) and that they are playing at this year?s SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas. However, not announced until today is the news that the band will play a hometown show at Glasgow Barrowlands Ballroom and a return to London with a Shepherds Bush Empire headline show.

A classical pop hybrid viola player of sorts, Anni Rossi drew comparisons to other, equally anachronistic musicians such as Joanna Newsom, whilst drawing much critical praise for her interesting take on the burgeoning style. Using the viola to guide her way through folk-classical-pop songs such as her single "Wheelpusher," and her unique internet based take on Radiohead's "Creep," Rossi built up a small following in 2007-2008. Featured as indie stalwart label Too Pure's single of the month (for "Wheelpusher" in January of '08, Rossi spent the first part of that year touring the British Isles. The next few months of that year were set aside for planning Rossi's debut album.
--Chris True

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