La Costa Perdida

La Costa Perdida

by Camper Van Beethoven


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La Costa Perdida

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."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2013
Label: Savoy Jazz
UPC: 0795041792020
catalogNumber: 17920
Rank: 74513

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
David Lowery   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Pedersen   Drums
Michael Urbano   Percussion,Drums
Sanna Olsson   Background Vocals
Alex Kroh   Percussion
Payton Bradford   Background Vocals
Brannen Miles   Background Vocals
Carter King   Background Vocals
Peach Boys   Background Vocals
Ansley Stewart   Background Vocals
Velena Vego   Background Vocals
Thomas Johnson   Background Vocals
T. Hardy Morris   Background Vocals
Dennis Love   Background Vocals
Daniel Womack   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Myles Boisen   Engineer
Russell Pilling   Engineer
Jason Carmer   Engineer
Drew Vandenberg   Engineer
Michael Wertz   Artwork
Velena Vego   Management

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