Camper Van Beethoven's New Album "El Camino Real" To Be Released Tomorrow On 429 Records "With El Camino Real, they continue their genre-defying ways, making use of every tool in their musical bag to near-lethal efficiency." Consequence of Sound
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Indie rock stalwarts Camper Van Beethoven are back with the release tomorrow of El Camino Real, the companion album and follow up to their highly lauded La Costa Perdida. Whereas La Costa reflected the northern California "back to the country" side of the band with lush and trippy references to Jack Keruac, Richard Brautigan, The Beach Boys and "Big Sur", the songs on El Camino Real are firmly rooted in a grittier earth—one that lies beneath the southern half of the state and stretches all the way down to Baja California. Produced by the band and recorded in various studios and living rooms, El Camino Real's harder sonic edges capture the sounds of an entirely different road trip from Bakersfield through the Inland Empire and beyond the border to Mexico. The lineup remains Victor Krummenacher, Greg Lisher, David Lowery, Jonathan Segel and Michael Urbano. The band is currently in the midst of a mini-tour of the west coast. Says Rolling Stone: "'El Camino Real' is as blunt, outspoken and burlesque as their whole later work." 429 Records will release El Camino Real tomorrow.
Says David Lowery: "The best way to look at the new album is to draw a contrast between the two. On La Costa Perdida the ocean is calm, benevolent and feminine; on El Camino Real the sea is "filled with darkness, secrets and chemicals."
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