A new 10-part podcast series from California public radio mainstay KCRW celebrates ’80s college-rock era host Deirdre O’Donoghue and her archive of in-studio performances.
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Police in Athens, Ga., this week arrested a former contractor accused of stealing $20,000 in audio gear from the 40 Watt Club, a burglary that had drawn offers of more than $15,000 in rewards from members of R.E.M., Camper Van Beethoven and others. The gear has been recovered, police said.
The legendary 40 Watt Club in Athens, Ga. — an early home base for college-rock mainstays R.E.M., The B-52s, Pylon, Love Tractor, Guadalcanal Diary and more — was burglarized Friday, with dozens of pieces of equipment stolen related to the venue’s PA system. Members of R.E.M. and Cracker have offered rewards.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. This week’s lone new release: The new studio album from Camper Van Beethoven bassist Victor Krummenacher. It’s called “Hard to See Trouble Coming.”
This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Bob Mould, Peter Murphy, Echo & The Bunnymen, Camper Van Beethoven and James, plus reissues from Morrissey and Soundgarden, and a new latter-period best-of from Paul Weller.
This week’s new releases include a pair of Camper Van Beethoven reissues, new studio albums from Crowded House’s Neil Finn and Clan of Xymox, a Devo DVD, an expanded best-of from Frankie Goes to Hollywood, a pair of ZTT Records compilations and vinyl reissues from Orange Juice.
Omnivore Recordings next month will reissue seminal college-rock act Camper Van Beethoven’s two major-label albums — 1988’s Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart and 1989’s Key Lime Pie, with its hit cover of Status Quo’s “Pictures of Matchstick Men” — in expanded CD versions and on 180-gram vinyl.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we head back to 1988 for this “120 X-Ray” spotlighting what Kurt Loder refers to as “the biggest cult band in the land”: Camper Van Beethoven. This segment was filmed in Miami Beach, Fla., while the band was on tour in support of Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart.
Filmmakers Michael Santorelli and Laurel Harris recently launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking to raise $50,000 to help fund their documentary “Get Off This: A Film About Music and Perseverance,” which aims to document the life and music of David Lowery, frontman of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker.
This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Adam Ant, Camper Van Beethoven and Bad Religion, plus reissues of a pair of Jesus and Mary Chain comps on vinyl, a new best-of from The Pogues, and a belated commercial release of a film score released last year by The The.
It’s still another week before the release of the new album from classic college-rock combo Camper Van Beethoven, but we can now offer a free download of a second track off La Costa Perdida. Below, you can stream and/or download the song “Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out.”
Last week came news that classic college-rock combo Camper Van Beethoven is set to return early next year its first album in more than eight years, and now we’ve got our first taste of ‘La Costa Perdida’ in the form of the song “Northern California Girls,” which premiered this week at Billboard.com.
Classic college-rock combo Camper Van Beethoven is set to return early next year with ‘La Costa Perdida,’ the band’s second post-reunion album and its first new studio set in more than eight years, a collection bassist Victor Krummenacher says “has elements of vintage Camper along with grown-up Camper.”
This week’s new CDs include ‘The Palace Guards,’ the solo debut from David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, plus ‘White Magic,’ the second album from The Church’s Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy of electronic group All India Radio.