I'm really fond of the new Hidden Cameras album, "AWOO," which was released by Canadian indie label Arts & Crafts in September. It's been said that Arts & Crafts -- home of introspective acts like Feist, Broken Social Scene, and New Buffalo -- was an odd match for the flamboyant "gay church folk music" of the Cameras. Well, yeah, "AWOO" ain't exactly "You Forgot It In People". But it is an extremely interesting disc, and in that way, it'll probably be scooped up by the same audience fascinated by Leslie Feist's starry-eyed soliloquies. Anyway, the Hidden Cameras play the Middle East on Nov. 14, and you should go. Video and clips here.
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