Underachievers Please Try Harder ~ Camera Obscura
Besides the cool cover photos I'm fascinated by Camera Obscura sound and song-writing. "Underachievers Please Try Harder " is a must have. I tend to use the first track "Suspended From Class" when introducing my friends to their music. Camera Obscura the focus of "Underachievers Please Try Harder" is primarily the uncomfortable parts of love and the bitter pills of relationships. The songs give voice to the awkward unspoken feelings between partners, yet the vocals and compositions are up-tempo and very sweet sounding, the sort of stuff that makes you dance like Snoopy in your bedroom. The production is excellent, trumpet, mandolin such punctuating, extending and lifting up heavy themes which in the hands of another band would come of depressing and emotionally deviating. But my favorite element of the lighthearted sound of "Underachievers Please Try Harder " is the cleaver rhyming through out, such as "I should be suspended from class I don’t know my elbow from my arse".
"Let's Get Out of This Country" plays like a lost Scottish Mowtown collection of early 1970's AM Radio pop songs that would fit perfectly with in a mix of, The Ronettes, The Bay City Rollers, and The Zombies. Stand Out Tracks: ... "Let's Get Out of This Country" plays like a lost Scottish Mowtown collection of early 1970's AM Radio pop songs that would fit perfectly with in a mix of, The Ronettes, The Bay City Rollers, and The Zombies. Stand Out Tracks: Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken Dory Previn If Looks Could Kill Let's Get Out of This Country I Need All the Friends I Can Get
A collaboration with artist Magdalena Gerber bring us this set of six porcelain Bernardaud plates upon which blurred captured video images are printed. Hauntingly beautiful. Limited edition of 1,000.
In the simplest terms possible, the new album by Camera Onscura is indie pop at its best. It's upbeat and it's fun, and it's beautiful and joyful and everything I need for the summer.