Camera Obscura comes to Brooklyn

Aron had an exhausting week—and not much time to recoup over the weekend—so he deserves some major props for rallying Sunday night and taking me out to see Camera Obscura play at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

The Glasgow-based band has a sixties-influenced, sometimes melancholic sound layered with wistful vocals. One of their songs made its way onto our honeymoon video, so they oddly remind me of being on the beaches of Koh Samui in Thailand. Most people would probably say something more like, “they remind me of Belle & Sebastian” but I don’t mind being brought back to Thailand.
We grabbed burgers at DuMont burger on Bedford and made our way over fairly late, skipping the opening act. Taking the stage around 10:30 p.m. to a sold out crowd, Camera Obscura sounded great; Aron remarked that he preferred them live. With seven members playing on stage, they certainly did produce a fantastically full sound. And though they were fairly stoic, their set was surprisingly upbeat. Most of the songs they played seemed to be off their newest album, “My Maudlin Career.”
 Here are two videos—I couldn’t decide which I liked more!

(Photo above by Abelardo Morell)

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