Camper Van Beethoven Returns With "LA COSTA PERDIDA"

429 Records Debut Set For Release January 22, 2013

Oct 26, 2012, 13:31 ET from 429 Records

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative rock pioneers Camper Van Beethoven have returned with a new album, LA COSTA PERDIDA—their 429 Records debut. The lineup, featuring Victor Krummenacher (bass, baritone guitar), Greg Lisher (guitars), David Lowery (guitars and vocals), Chris Pedersen (drums), Jonathan Segel (violin, guitar, mandolin, organ, backing vocals) and Michael Urbano (drums and percussion), have reunited and created their most cohesive album yet. Produced by the band, this album, their eighth studio album and first since 2004, is steeped in their connection to Northern California, specifically the areas where the band members first nurtured their musical talents—Redlands, Santa Cruz and San Francisco. With a geographical jumping off point, the band fills in the dramatic, joyous, interpersonal and psychological aspects of the locales as only CVB can. The ten tracks on LA COSTA PERDIDA were recorded in the Oakland home studio of Jonathan Segel and will be released on 429 Records on January 22nd.


The title LA COSTA PERDIDA sets the tone for Camper's exploration of the band's literal and figurative experiences as musical sons of the" Lost Coast of California"—referring to a mostly undeveloped section of California's North Coast in Humboldt and Mendocino counties—a theme that connects all of the tracks on the album.  The songs are an eclectic mix traversing the distinctive multi-hued aural landscapes—equal parts edgy and agitated, hypnotic and hallucinogenic—all trademark moods of CVB. The album exudes a newfound sense of spontaneity and maturity as it's the first time the band recorded as a unit playing together for two weeks cutting songs organically with all in attendance.

Says Victor Krummenacher: "The coolest part was that everything flowed from the fact that these distinctive musicians and personalities sat in the living room. Our music now sounds like four people are writing it. The songs have great energy, but we're more relaxed and stately and a lot more confident. The songwriting here has elements of vintage Camper along with grown-up Camper."

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Track Listing:

  1. Come Down The Coast
  2. Too High For The Love-in
  3. You Got To Roll
  4. Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out
  5. Peaches In The Summertime
  6. Northern California Girls
  7. Summer Days
  8. La Costa Perdida
  9. Aged In Wood
  10. A Love For All Time

429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

SOURCE 429 Records