I remember going to see this band in 2014 at an outdoor festival, and the weather was terrible; rainy, cold, muddy, miserable, but Camera Obscura took the stage and just immediately started cracking jokes, telling stories and playing some of the most beautiful melodies I had ever heard. Maybe part of it was the fact that they were from Glasgow and were used to miserable weather, but they just know exactly what it takes to brighten the world. On a snowy, cold day (in Ottawa, at least) like today, Suspended From Class is a welcome relief from any sadness, melancholy or existential angst that anyone may feel. Just fall into the naïveté and beauty that is Camera Obscura.

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