my maudlin career
as much as i love m. ward and hold time (still my favorite album of 2009...only nine months to go!), i know that the forthcoming release by camera obscura will vie heavily for my attention as well. at least, if 2006 is any indication. that year, it seemed like every third post on sand is overrated was about m. ward and post-war, but in the end, let's get out of this country was my favorite album of the year. camera obscura have simply yet to write a song that i don't like, and the title track off my maudlin career is no exception. tracyanne campbell's vocals are characteristically pristine and dripping with sorrow, but the track is buoyed by a fluttering piano line and a shimmering, spector-esque wall of sound. the band have left the comfort of one indie stalwart (merge records) for another (4ad), but the track leaves no doubt that my maudlin career, out april 21st, finds the band still on top of their game.
camera obscura : "my maudlin career"
from the forthcoming lp my maudlin career (4ad, april 21, 2009)