Thursday, May 30 2013
Get the early word on anticipated new albums by Camera Obscura, Smith Westerns, and Eleanor Friedberger, as well as a listing of June's releases.
Thursday, December 17 2009
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.
Saturday, December 23 2006
At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.
Tuesday, December 12 2006
Sprites, snow fairies, and pants that yell, oh my! Dave Heaton's picks for indie-pop albums of the years are an animated bunch.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
Tracyanne Campbell doesn’t have the feeling of “French Navy” inside of her anymore, and four years on, her songs aren’t about the solace of romance or even the thrill of it.
Tuesday, April 13 2010
Proving that success in 2010 isn’t contingent on using sequencers and groove boxes, Camera Obscura gets it done using violins and solid vocals.
Monday, October 26 2009
Indietracks was a pure pop fantasy, an addictive DIY pop experience amidst scenery untouched by time. It‘ll fuel the dreams of all who came for weeks to come.
Sunday, August 16 2009
This show not only brought life and muscle to the band’s new songs, it made me reconsider my feelings about their latest album.
Tuesday, April 21 2009
The band's finest work, My Maudlin Career continues the pop rush we've come to expect from Camera Obscura but also develops the band's sound and identity in significant ways.
Friday, November 8 2013
Dreary, sweet, sci-fi and twee.
Friday, July 19 2013
Two of Glasgow's finest bands tour the U.S.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
Glasgow's Camera Obscura give us a gorgeous dreamy ballad as their follow-up to the poppy "Do It Again". "Fifth in Line to the Throne" is from the group's new album 'Desire Lines' releasing 4 June.
Monday, November 30 2009
Camera Obscura: 26 November 2009 - The Phoenix Theatre, Toronto / Words and Pictures by Dave MacIntyre
Monday, October 12 2009
The drumbeat on "The Sweetest Thing", from My Maudlin Career and not a U2 cover, is that one poppy rhythm that activates some latent dopamine