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Listen to Camera Obscura’s lonesome ballad, “Fifth In Line To The Throne”

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    cameraobscura desirecover1 Listen to Camera Obscuras lonesome ballad, Fifth In Line To The Throne

    Camera Obscura have unveiled “Fifth In Line To The Throne”, the second track off their first album in four years, Desire Lines. After going full-on ’90s indie-pop with “Do It Again”, the band switches gears to balladeer mode, crafting a lonesome tune of slow-moving guitars and heartbroken harmonies made all the more dramatic by the wail of slide guitar.

    According to vocalist Tracyanne Campbell, the song is about “someone in a seemingly perfect relationship but there is a dark underside to it. We wanted to sound menacing and give folks the creeps. I believe Princess Beatrice is fifth in line, by the way.”

    Camera Obscura – “Fifth In Line To The Throne”

    Featuring cameos from Neko Case and Jim James, Desire Lines is due out June 4th via 4AD. In support, the band will be on tour this summer with She & Him.

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    Desire Lines Tracklist:
    01. Intro
    02. This Is Love (Feels Alright)
    03. Troublemaker
    04. William’s Heart
    05. New Year’s Resolution
    06. Do It Again
    07. Cri Du Coeur
    08. Every Weekday
    09. Fifth In Line To The Throne
    10. I Missed Your Party
    11. Break It To Me Gently
    12. Desire Lines

    Camera Obscura 2013 Tour Dates:
    05/22-26 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/04 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Liquidroom
    06/05 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
    06/06 – London, UK @ Heaven
    06/07 – Leeds, UK @ The Cockpit
    06/07-09 – Loch Ness, UK @ Rock Ness Festival
    06/16 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho
    06/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
    06/19 – San Francisco, A @ Regency Ballroom
    06/21 – Portland, OR @ Cryystal Ballroom
    06/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
    06/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
    06/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
    06/27 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
    06/28 – Kansas City, KS @ Kanrocksas *
    06/29 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
    07/01 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium *
    07/03 – Montreal, QC @ Montreal Jazz Festival *
    07/04 – Toronto, ON @ Urban Roots Festival *
    07/05 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest *
    07/06 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage *
    07/08 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage *
    07/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center *
    07/10 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pabilion *
    07/11 – Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap *
    07/12 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
    07/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
    07/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival

    * = w/ She & Him

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