La Costa Perdida

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
A hastily signed, well-worn postcard from the group's Northern California haunts of Redlands, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco, La Costa Perdida, the eighth studio album from consistently unclassifiable freak-rock pioneers Camper Van Beethoven, plays fast and loose with the band's mythology. Steeped in a hazy patina of Post-Laurel Canyon, ratty boot cut jeans, and barefoot, Pacific Ocean Americana, CVB's first album since 2004's New Roman Times is willfully homespun, rough around the edges, and crackly as a campfire full of pine branches, roaches, junk mail, and empty tall boys. Boasting a well-seasoned crew in David Lowery, Victor Krummenacher, Jonathan Segal, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
A hastily signed, well-worn postcard from the group's Northern California haunts of Redlands, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco, La Costa Perdida, the eighth studio album from consistently unclassifiable freak-rock pioneers Camper Van Beethoven, plays fast and loose with the band's mythology. Steeped in a hazy patina of Post-Laurel Canyon, ratty boot cut jeans, and barefoot, Pacific Ocean Americana, CVB's first album since 2004's New Roman Times is willfully homespun, rough around the edges, and crackly as a campfire full of pine branches, roaches, junk mail, and empty tall boys. Boasting a well-seasoned crew in David Lowery, Victor Krummenacher, Jonathan Segal, Greg Lisher, Chris Pedersen, and Michael Urbano), La Costa Perdida flies highest when it's high-fiving its fan base. Stand-out cuts like "Peaches in the Summertime" and the Tejano-tinged title cut will please the old guard; the quietly propulsive "Come Down the Coast" and the sweetly psychedelic "Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out" will appeal to fans of the group's Virgin Records era (Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart, Key Lime Pie), and the gritty "Too High for the Love-In" and the subversively epic "Northern California Girls" should satiate Cracker fanatics, resulting in one of the year's most idiosyncratic releases. Depending on your predilection, it will either bore the crap out of you, pass on by like a rest stop without a vending machine, or reignite the flame for a band that has always celebrated, as Lowery sings on 1989's "All Her Favorite Fruit," the "fecundity of life and love."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2013
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • UPC: 795041792020
  • Catalog Number: 17920
  • Sales rank: 42,891

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Camper Van Beethoven Primary Artist
Jonathan Segel Organ, Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Background Vocals
David Barbe Percussion
Victor Krummenacher Bass, Guitar (Baritone)
Greg Lisher Guitar
Dennis Love Background Vocals
David Lowery Guitar, Vocals
Chris Pedersen Drums
Michael Urbano Percussion, Drums
Daniel Womack Background Vocals
Sanna Olsson Background Vocals
Alex Kroh Percussion
Payton Bradford Background Vocals
Brannen Miles Background Vocals
Carter King Background Vocals
Hardy Morris Background Vocals
Peach Boys Background Vocals
Ansley Stewart Background Vocals
Velena Vego Background Vocals
Thomas Johnson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Myles Boisen Engineer
Joe Lambert Mastering
Russell Pilling Engineer
Jason Carmer Engineer
Drew Vandenberg Engineer
Michael Wertz Artwork
Velena Vego Management
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