I’m mentally preparing a mix to serve as road music on my voyage down to Bonnaroo. I’m pretty much full of energetic driving songs (“Roadrunner” by The Modern Lovers, for example) and need some more beautiful, calm ones for the long stretches of country. But look what song fell into my lap today: the title track to Camera Obscura’s new album, Let’s Get Out Of This Country.
MP3: Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country
A lot of songs on Belle and Sebastian’s new album featured songs with guitar parts that were a bit more countrified than their usual fare. Take those songs and add a little dash of The Essex Green’s new album and you’ve got a good idea where Camera Obscura are headed. “Let’s Get Out Of This Country” combines gloriously uplifting instrumentals and heartbreakingly good vocals to tackle a topic that seems to pop up quite frequently lately: the urge to leave the city for the country.