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Camper Van Beethoven will release their first new album in nine years, La Costa Perdida, which will be out January 22 via 429 Records. The record features original members David Lowery, Greg Lisher, Jonathan Segel and Victor Krummenacher and was produced by the band. You can watch a lyric video for the album's first single, "Northern California Girls," below along with album art and tracklist.
You can get an early taste of the album, plus classic CVB cuts, when the band goes out on the road this winter with Lowery's other band, Cracker. Some dates on the tour will only feature one band or the other, but the NYC stop at Studio 48 on January 19 will have both bands in tow. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A list of all tour dates and song stream, below...
This letter, signed by a ton of artists and pictured above, is set to appear in an ad in Billboard:
We are big fans of Pandora. That's why we helped give the company a discount on rates for the past decade.Pink Floyd, Down, Primus, Dead Kennedys (with our without Jello?), Nas, Alabama, Sheryl Crow and many more big major label names signed this (or someone signed it on their behalf). Check out the full list below, and head to fairpayforartists.com for more information on their point of view..
Pandora is now enjoying phenomenal success as a Wall Street company. Skyrocketing growth in revenues and users. We celebrate that. At the same time, the music community is just now beginning to gain its footing in the new digital world.
Pandora's principal asset is the music.
Why is the company asking Congress once again to step in and gut the royalties that thousands of musicians rely upon? That's not fair, and that's not how partners work together.
Congress has many pressing issues to consider, but this is not one of them. Let's work this out as partners and continue to bring fans the great musical experience they rightly expect.
The issue is that Pandora is supporting the Internet Radio Fairness Act which they say will "help end the long-standing discrimination against internet radio". Artists are mad because that possibly means less money for them, but Pandora and other Internet radio providers argue they can't stay in business the way things are now.
Alt-rock vets Camper Van Beethoven and frontman David Lowery's other band Cracker are going on tour together in December & January. They'll kick off the tour in their home state of California and make their way over the east coast after playing a New Year's Eve show in Chicago, stopping at NYC's Highline Ballroom on January 14. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Earlier this year, CVB went on a short tour playing their 1989 album Key Lime Pie in its entirety. That tour was also with Cracker, who were playing their 1993 album Kerosene Hat. There's no word of what the setlists will be like at these upcoming shows, but according to Monterey County Weekly, CVB are working on a followup to 2004's New Roman Times, so maybe we'll be treated to some new material.
All dates and a video of CVB playing "When I Win the Lottery" in Houston in May...
oh the humanity...
Just noticed this note posted today on the homepage of the upcoming Festival For Humanity:
May 12th, 2011Most people reading this are probably wondering what the Festival For Humanity is (and that's probably part of their problem), but the Vernon, NJ festival's lineup included The New Porngraphers, and, well (another part of their problem...), and Cracker... Third Eye Blind... Sister Hazel... the Misfits... Soul Asylum... Good Charlotte... John Popper... Ok, it was for charity, so that sucks.
To Those Involved With The Festival For Humanity,
It is with sadness that we inform you that the Festival for Humanity has been cancelled.
The founder of the festival, Anders Thueson has been doing everything in his power to secure financing and as of this late hour, the Festival For Humanity will not take place. "The concept of Festival for Humanity was a Celebration of Art and Music to Benefit Charities of Suicide Prevention, Health and Nutrition. I strongly believe we will find a way another way to help those in outreach, education, awareness and funding, this I pledge," says Thueson.
All paid ticket holders will be notified and refunded.
Refund questions: email@example.com
Non-Refund questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Inquires: (914) 215-5334
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
The Festival For Humanity Founder
Note: The Festival For Humanity was the 'merchant of record' for your transactions
The Reverend Horton Heat
The Reverend Horton Heat will be spending lots of time on the road in February, March, April and May, both here and abroad. That includes a thirteen night tour with Cracker that brings the two bands and a pomade-d pompadour to the ultra-swanky Highline Ballroom for two shows. Tickets are now on sale for the May 27th & May 28th NYC shows. Miss Derringer opens both shows and few others on their trek.
The Reverend's crusade is to spread the gospel that is Laughin' & Cryin' With The Reverend Horton Heat (the new album) which hit the shelves late last year. Dig on a few videos and full tour dates below...
by Bill Pearis
Currently celebrating their 25th anniversary, Camper Van Beethoven are playing Friday (1/9) (tickets) and Saturday (1/10) (tickets) at Bowery Ballroom in NYC - the band's first shows here since 2006 (thx anon). They also played some shows in 2004 when they released New Roman Times, their first album of original material in 15 years.
Camper Van Beethoven were one of the few bands of the '80s loved by both punks and hippies, taking the f-you attitude of the former and the laid-back vibe of the latter, mixing it with various forms of ethic music plus their own Santa Cruz style and humor. Whether punks and hippies ever acknowledged each other's presence at shows back then is a different story. (It took me till the late-90s to admit that "Good Guys and Bad Guys" sounds a lot like The Dead.) While best-known now for their their early single "Take the Skinheads Bowling," CVB were also capable of thoughtful, insightful, and moving songs as well. Time has been kind to them, actually, and records like their 1985 debut, Telephone Free Landslide Victory, 1986's eponymous third album, and the finale of CVB's initial run, 1989's Key Lime Pie have held up more than a lot of other records from the same era. And New Roman Times was a fine addition to their discography, almost like they never went away.
If you're a big CVB fan, you might want to consider hitting both shows. The band's 2-night stint in Chicago back in November saw sets of around 25 songs, with only 9-10 of them being duplicated both nights. I last saw them was at a 2-hour plus, sweltering show (literally) at Knitting Factory in July 2002. It's almost all of the original lineup and, if anything, the band have gotten better as musicians since.
Opening at the Friday show at Bowery (1/09) is McCabe & Mrs Miller, which is CVB bassist Victor Krummenacher's project with Alison Faith Levy (formerly of The Loud Family) and also features Camper members Jonathan Segel and Greg Lisher.
Additionally, Krummenacher and Segel are both doing solo sets at Pianos on Sunday (1/11) - a bill that also includes local fave Sharon Von Etten. I wouldn't be surprised if other members of Camper make appearances. Segel also plays in Noodle Shop at Le Poisson Rougue on Wednesday (1/14).
But wait there's more. Monks of Doom, which is basically Camper Van Beethoven minus frontman David Lowery plus David Immergluck (who has played in Counting Crows but spent the '80s in the bizarre theatrical band The Ophelias), are playing Europa in Greenpoint on March 12 and 13. Tickets are on sale. Lowery, meanwhile, continues to play in Cracker too. These guys stay busy.
A few classic CVB videos, and all dates, after the jump...