The Bowery Presents
She & Him

She & Him

Camera Obscura

Sat, July 6, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

SummerStage, Central Park

New York, NY

$40

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This event is all ages

Proceeds from this concert help make possible the free programs of SummerStage

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

She & Him
She & Him
She & Him make music for an eternal springtime, when the temperature is warm enough to go riding with the top (or at least the windows) rolled down and the radio turned up. They occupy an alternate universe where the saddest of songs feel as warm as sun showers; the rain may be coming down, but somewhere nearby, everything looks bright. What began as a fascinating, no-strings attached collaboration on 2008's Volume One has evolved into a bona fide, touring band, and She & Him are here to stay. Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward are as comfortable and complementary a musical pair as Les Paul and Mary Ford; hearing them again on Volume Two feels like getting together with two old friends. This time, the harmonies have grown more angelically layered, the string arrangements more dramatic, the songwriting even sharper and more confident. But, as with Volume One, the prevailing mood is bittersweet, dreamy, and romantic.
Camera Obscura
Camera Obscura
Camera Obscura is excited to announce their long-awaited return to the US with July tour dates. Their latest album, Desire Lines (“a career best”-NPR), was released early last summer, and was followed by a US tour, which included support dates with She & Him. Soon after, Tracyanne gave birth to her first child and went on maternity leave. This past January, Gavin also became a father. Tracyanne said "the new parents are looking forward to coming over after maternity & paternity leave, and the rest are looking forward to returning to work. " The band is also playing shows in the EU in May.

Carey Lander notes: "We are looking forward to hitting the road in the USA and Canada for some shows, especially as we finally get to make up the New York show we sadly had to cancel last year. Go book your tickets and we'll see you soon."


“Desire Lines is more confident and direct than anything in the band's catalog…On this album, lust and chastity sound like equally honest parts of the same whole. The combination makes Desire Lines sound like a career best.”
-NPR


“There aren’t many groups whose fifth album is as riveting as their first, but there also aren’t many groups with a vision as clear, focused and defined as that of Camera Obscura. And with (Tracyanne) Campbell at the helm, five more of the same will be just as welcome.”
-AMERICAN SONGWRITER


“Desire Lines is another superbly crafted album, well worth the wait. Her songs return to some familiar themes, but she hasn’t come close to exhausting her melancholic muse yet, and the band’s arrangements are, as always, filled with surprise.”
-PASTE


“Desire Lines is its own nonguilty pleasure, soaked in romanticism—yet bracingly smart.”
-MOTHER JONES
Venue Information:
SummerStage, Central Park
69th St. at Fifth Ave
New York, NY, 10019
http://www.summerstage.org/