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New Camera Obscura 7" Announced, Plus More Tour Dates

29th March 2010
New Camera Obscura 7" Announced, Plus More Tour Dates

Having completed two round-the-world trips in the early months of this year, Camera Obscura are now ready to present their first release of 2010 and their upcoming schedule for this Spring and Summer.

Released on May 17, 2010, 'The Nights Are Cold' b/w 'The Sweetest Thing' is a release they've put together in honour of Richard Hawley, as he has been one of their favourite artists for years. The A-Side features them covering his 'The Nights Are Cold' while the AA is Richard's own remix of their 'The Sweetest Thing' (taken from their My Maudlin Career album of last year). This 7" follows hot on the heels of their limited Christmas single, 'The Blizzard', a cover of the Jim Reeves song and one of the less cheery of Yuletide ditties.

Speaking of Richard and this release, Carey Lander from the band said "I think the first time I heard of Richard Hawley was when our album Biggest Bluest Hifi came second to his Late Night Final as the Best Album Of The Year in some Spanish awards thing. I borrowed the album from Kenny and listened to it, hoping it would be rubbish so I could dismiss it and proclaim dramatically that we'd been robbed. Unfortunately, it was the record to have most excited me on a first listen ever. It went straight on repeat, I wrote him an email of gushing admiration and phoned Tracyanne to tell her I'd heard something amazing and would bring it round to her house as soon as possible. Tackling a song from a record we love so much was quite daunting but I hope you like our version and enjoy the coupling of it with his remix of us."

The band are back on the road very soon and will finally be making it to Brazil for their first two shows there. Following these are more US shows, which include appearances at both Coachella and Sasquatch festival and a May leg which has just recently been announced. A return to Mexico is planned with two shows in Mexico City and Guadalajara confirmed, as are two European shows with their debut at the venerable All Tomorrow's Parties with Pavement adding them to their curated bill and them joining Midlake, Grizzly Bear and Villagers on a stellar bill for Harmonic in Cork, Ireland.

CAMERA OBSCURA TOUR DATES

APRIL

Saturday 3rd - Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival at Blue Moose Tap House
Sunday 4th - Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Monday 5th - Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Wednesday 7th - Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
Thursday 8th - Norman, OK Meacham Auditorium at University of Oklahoma
(On Sale at Door to public, free to students)
Friday 9th - Austin, TX Emo's Outside
Saturday 10th - Denton, TX Hailey's
Sunday 11th - Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio
Tuesday 13th - Mexico City, MX Lunario
Wednesday 14th - Guadalajara, MX Lydo's Show Center
Friday 16th - Las Vegas, NV Club Aruba at Aruba Hotel
Saturday 17th - Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music Festival
Tuesday 20th - Visalia, CA Cellar Door
Wednesday 21st - San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Thursday 22nd - San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (with Yo La Tengo)
Friday 23rd - Eugene, OR WOW Hall
Saturday 24th - Bellingham, WA The Wild Buffalo (Please Note Venue Change)
Sunday 25th - Portland, OR Berbati's Pan

MAY

Saturday 15th - Minehead, UK All Tomorrow's Parties (Pavement curated),
Thursday 27th - Sao Paulo, Brazil - CB Bar
Friday 28th Recife, Brazil - Venue TBC
Monday 31st - Seattle, WA Sasquatch Festival

JUNE

Wednesday 2nd - Durham, NC Duke Gardens
Thursday 3rd - Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Friday 4th - Cincinnati, OH Fountain Square (Free Show)
Saturday 5th - Richmond, VA The National
Monday 7th - New York, NY Grand Ballroom
Friday 25th - Cork, Ireland Harmonic
(with Grizzly Bear, Midlake & Villagers)

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