I first heard about Camera Obscura by watching the credits on Gilmore Girls. Between Lane & Rory’s combined tastes in music and the stunt casting of musical guests by Amy Sherman-Palladino that show was/is the model for good new music on television.
Screw Dawson’s Creek! Gilmore Girls always features the best stuff that would make a much better soundtrack.
Granted, it’s likely to be the same as the stuff you might here on Scrubs or Zach Braff’s next movie, but I’m OK with that.
Anyhow, I managed to get a copy of Underachievers Please Try Harder, Camera Obscura’s most recent CD (at the time, the new one is called Letâ€™s Get Out Of This Country) but it didn’t strike the right chord with me. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it didn’t really leave a mark.
As if I’m not already entrenched in that show (Jenn’s self-described favorite show on TV) this is AWESOME.
And talk about another show that uses music well. I need to buy that Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack as well as that Snow Patrol album. Jenn tears up at the mere mention of Chasing Cars.