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Tracyanne & Danny Share Video for “Cellophane Girl” and Release Two B-sides

Listen to Bonus Tracks “Baby’s Got It Bad” and “Can’t Get Over You”

Oct 03, 2018
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Tracyanne & Danny is a new project from Camera Obscura frontwoman Tracyanne Campbell and Danny Coughlan (who has previously released music as Crybaby). Their self-titled debut album, Tracyanne & Danny, came out back in May via Merge (it was our Album of the Week). Now they have shared a video for "Cellophane Girl." It features footage filmed on their recent U.S. tour as the goof around America. The band has also shared two bonus tracks from the album, "Baby's Got It Bad" and "Can't Get Over You," which were originally released via a 7-inch that accompanied the initial release of the album and are now available digitally for the first time. Watch the video and check out the two songs below.

Coughlan had this to say about "Cellophane Girl" in a press release: "I worked in a plastics factory for a while in my teens, and there was a woman, I guess in her late 20s, who would turn up for her shift looking like a film star despite the hair net, white Wellies, and love bites on her neck. We all had crushes on her and adored her. I guess it's a fond look back at a simpler time of adolescent infatuations."

Pick up Under the Radar's current print issue (Issue 64) to read our interview with Tracyanne & Danny.

Previously Tracyanne & Danny shared a teaser trailer for the project and their lovely first single, "Home & Dry" (which was our #1 Song of the Week). Then the duo shared a second song from the album, "Alabama," via a music video (it was our #2 Song of the Week). They also shared the audio for "It Can't Be Love Unless It Hurts" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Then they shared a video for "It Can't Be Love Unless It Hurts" in which Tracyanne & Danny haunt an old bed & breakfast and the young couple that run it.

Camera Obscura understandably haven't had much activity since the tragic and untimely passing due to cancer of founding member and keyboardist Carey Lander in 2015. The band's last album was 2013's Desire Lines, although they recently reconvened and are playing Belle and Sebastian's cruise festival next year, The Boaty Weekender.

Campbell is from Glasgow, whereas the London-born Coughlan is Bristol-based. They were introduced by mutual friends in 2013 and Campbell liked his music as Crybaby and asked him to open for Camera Obscura. They worked on songs together, but the project was shelved for Campbell to focus on Desire Lines. After Camera Obscura went on hiatus the duo revisited the project and recorded the album at Clashnarrow, Edwyn Collins' studio in the Scottish Highlands. Collins co-produced the album along with engineer and multi-instrumentalist Sean Read (Dexys Midnight Runners), using Collins' vintage gear. A previous press release said mutual influences on Tracyanne & Danny include "The Roches, Dion, Lou Reed, The Flamingos, Serge Gainsbourg, Santo & Johnny, and The Style Council."

Campbell said in the previous press release that the album is "melodic, musical, and murdery. It's not a duet record. We've tried our best to marry our voices, songs, and melodies."

Tracyanne & Danny Tour Dates:

Oct 09 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Oct 10 London, UK - Bush Hall
Oct 11 Brighton, UK - The Haunt
Oct 12 Manchester, UK - The Night and Day Café
Oct 13 Paisley, UK - SpiegelTent (Paisley Spree)^
Oct 31 Newcastle, UK - Star & Shadow Cinema
Nov 01 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall*
Nov 03 Den Haag, NL - Crossing Border Den Haag, The Oasis
Nov 04 Cologne, DE - Studio 672 
Nov 05 Berlin, DE - Privatclub 
Nov 06 Hamburg, DE - Turmzimmer (Uebel & Gefährlich)
Nov 07 Amsterdam, NL - Zonnehuis
Nov 08 Paris, FR - L'Olympic Café

* w/ Public Service Broadcasting
^ w/ The Pastels

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