Camper Van Beethoven Storms The Charts With "LA COSTA PERDIDA"

429 Records' Debut Lands on Billboard Top 200, #1 Alternative New Artist Album and #3 Heatseekers Chart.

"It truly is a kick to hear Camper Van Beethoven play its craft with road-tested assurance and subtly virtuosic musicianship." Pitchfork

Jan 31, 2013, 06:00 ET from 429 Records

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of their 30 year anniversary as a band, alternative rock pioneers Camper Van Beethoven have a reason to celebrate as their new album, LA COSTA PERDIDA—their 429 Records debut—had an outstanding first week of release.  LA COSTA PERDIDA debuted in the Top 200 of the Billboard Pop Chart as well as #1 on the Top Current New Alternative Artist chart and #3 on the Heatseekers chart. The album has already garnered media and radio accolades with rave reviews in Spin Magazine and Pitchfork. Key radio airplay includes WFUV, KFOG, and performances at NPR's World Café and Mountain Stage. The band is in the midst of a national tour and will appear in several retail in-store along the way including February 20th @ Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA.


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. 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 produced by the band and recorded in the Oakland home studio of Jonathan Segel.  

Tour dates:


Minneapolis, MN 

Burnsville PAC


San Francisco, CA 

Rickshaw Stop


Novato, CA 



Davis, CA 

Odd Fellows Hall


Los Angeles, CA 

House of Blues


Seattle, WA 

Tractor Tavern


Portland, OR 

Mississippi Studios

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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.

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