'LA COSTA PERDIDA' (429 RECORDS) DEBUTS AT #3 ON HEATSEEKERS CHART, #1 ALTERNATIVE NEW ARTIST ALBUM
WEST COAST TOUR LEG SET FOR FEB.
Camper Van Beethoven's 'La Costa Perdida' (429 Records) debuted at #174
on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and #1
on the Alternative New Artist Album chart this week, the band's highest
showing since 1989. MTV Hive did a Q&A with David Lowery.
Great reviews have come in since last week:
"'La Costa Perdida?' Maybe we are all lost here. But David Lowery and
his Camper cohorts, after all these years, find it a very rich place in
which to be lost, or be one of the lost."
– Steve Hochman, NPR California Report, January 25-27, 2013
"Lowery and company still know their way around a smart pop song or two."
– Mark Lore, Paste Magazine, January 22, 2013
"Focused and strikingly sincere California pop."
-- Annie Zaleski, eMusic, January 8, 2013
"'La Costa Perdida'… has all the complexity and amusing bafflement that
the band has been known for… it skillfully puts together all the
elements that make CVB so indescribably great."
– Ted Chase, QRO Mag, January 21, 2013
"When the Campers get cranking, they're a wonder to behold."
– Lee Zimmerman, Blurt, Jan. 22, 2013
Other journalists focused on the band's legacy, on the occasion of its
thirtieth anniversary this year. Paste said, "Those first five studio
albums—released in the four-year span prior to CVB’s decade-long
hiatus—are damn-near spotless." Philadelphia Inquirer said, "Even if
1989's tune 'Sweethearts' sounds like something out of Wilco's Yankee
Hotel Foxtrot, remember that CVB made it in 1989, before Jeff Tweedy was
even in Uncle Tupelo, much less Wilco."
CVB Tour dates:
Thu Feb 14 - Burnsville PAC - Minneapolis MN (w/ Cracker)
Sat Feb 16 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco CA
Sun Feb 17 - Hopmonk - Novato, Novato, CA
Mon Feb 18 - Odd Fellows Hall - Davis CA
Thurs Feb 21 – Hollywood, CA – House of Blues (w/ Leftover Salmon)
Fri Feb 22 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle WA
Sat Feb 23 - Mississippi Studios - Portland OR