Camper Van Beethoven to Release First Album Since 2004
Seminal alternative rock group Camper Van Beethoven will release La Costa Perdida, their first studio album in almost a decade, on January 22 via 429 Records. Produced by the band, La Costa Perdida is Camper Van Beethoven’s eighth studio album and first since 2004.
According to the band, the album “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 group’s current lineup includes 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).
“The coolest part was that everything flowed from the fact that these distinctive musicians and personalities sat in the living room,” Victor Krummenacher said in a statement. “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.”
The album also marks the first time the band recorded as a unit playing together for two weeks cutting songs organically with all in attendance.
Here’s a look at the album’s tracks
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