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Camper Van Beethoven -- one of the bands that founded the indie rock genre – will celebrate its 30th anniversary and new album 'La Costa Perdida' (January 22 / 429 Records) its first in nine years, with a concert February 21 at the House of Blues. The anniversary and new release has captured the attention of Brooklyn Vegan, among others.
Stereogum premiered the mp3 for "Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out" on January 10.
On the tour, the band will also tape sessions with NPR's World Café and NPR's Mountain Stage and an interview with NPR Here & Now within the next month.
WHO: Camper Van Beethoven, in a double bill with Leftover Salmon
WHAT: 30th anniversary concert and celebration of 'La Costa Perdida'
WHEN: 8pm, February 21, 2013
WHERE: 8430 Sunset Boulevard, W. Hollywood, (323) 848-5100
TICKETS: $22.50 in advance or $25 day of show via House of Blues box office
Bob Nastanovich of Pavement said, "Camper Van Beethoven, very much an essential '80s band traveling on their own arc, punctuated the beginning of my college career. They served it up with panache. 'Sometimes,' 'I Don't See You,' 'Ambiguity Song,' 'Circles,' 'Dustpan,' 'The History of Utah,' 'Still Wishing to Course'--all songs that ended up on assorted song cassette tapes in vain attempts to increase overall coolness. They made California cool to a Virginian. It was some good, reliable shit. As they wandered east, they backed it up with great live action. They were good musicians. That was weird. They were sarcastic. That was appealing."