Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country (Elefant) CD
Let's Get Out of This Country is a master class in intelligent, melodic 'retro-modern pop'. 20 seconds into the first track (and first single) Lloyd I'm Ready to be Heartbroken and you will know this is a great band truly hitting their stride. Producer Jari Happalainen (The Concretes, Ed Harcourt) has shaped a cohesive collection of classic songs which are, at turns upbeat (If Looks Could Kill,downbeat (Country Mile), hooky (I Need All the Friends I Can Get) and epic (Razzle Dazzle Rose). Lead singer / songwriter Tracyanne's musical influences include the songs of Jimmy Webb, Hatch and Trent, the Supremes, Lloyd Cole, Connie Francis, Sandy Posey, Skeeter Davies and David Lynch film soundtracks, among many others.