Monday, February 6, 2017

Camera Obsurca - Teenager & Keep It Clean

Very few indie pop band can come close to Glasgow's Camera Obscura when it comes to achingly bittersweet pop.  It has been a couple of years since their most recent album, and more recently the band suffered the loss of member Carey Lander to cancer.  But while we don't have any new music from the band to announce, we can share the happy news that UK label Elefant Records is issuing a special re-release of two early Camera Obscura singles.  The date of the release is March 3, and typically we wouldn't be writing about it a month in advance.  However, the vinyl versions have a limited run, and I expect that they will be spoken for in the pre-order period.  And since that period begins right about now, we suggest you consider planning for the future, if you know what I mean.  But if you miss out on the vinyl, you can buy both singles digitally at Elefant Records' Bandcamp page and other usual digital outlets.

Of course, we would be remiss if we didn't have a few words about the two singles, Teenager and Keep It Clean.  Each of them originally was released as a CD single, and includes four songs.  The tracklist for Teenager is "Teenager", "I Don't Want To See You", "A Sister's Social Agony", and "Footloose And Fancy Free".  Keep It Clean includes the title track, as well as "Amigo Mio, "Suspended From Class", and "San Francisco Song.  We have included the album are and two songs from each single for you to sample below.  You can stream each single in its entirety at the Bandcamp link at the bottom of the page.


Elefant Records
Pre-order link for Teenager
Pre-order link for Keep It Clean
Elefant Records' Bandcamp

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