Album News, Tour Dates, Tracklist — October 29, 2012 at 7:53 am

Camper Van Beethoven returns in January with new album ‘La Costa Perdida’

Classic college-rock combo Camper Van Beethoven is set to return early next year with the 10-track La Costa Perdida, the band’s second post-reunion album, its eighth overall 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.”

Produced by CVB, the album is due out Jan. 22 and is the first release on 429 Records by the band, currently featuring founding and ’80s-era members Krummenacher (bass), Greg Lisher (guitars), David Lowery (guitars and vocals), Chris Pedersen (drums) and Jonathan Segel (violin , guitar , mandolin, organ), plus more recent recruit Michael Urbano (drums and percussion).

Check out 30-second samples of each song over at

According to the label:

“This album … is steeped in their connection to Northern California, specifically the areas where the band members first nurtured their musical talents Redlands, Santa Cruz and San Francisco. With a geographical jumping off point, the band fills in the dramatic, joyous, interpersonal and psychological aspects of the locales as only CVB can. … Says Victor Krummenacher: ‘The coolest part was that everything flowed from the fact that these distinctive musicians and personalities sat in the living room. Our music now sounds like four people are writing it. The songs have great energy, but we re more relaxed and stately and a lot more confident. The songwriting here has elements of vintage Camper along with grown-up Camper.'”

The band also has a smattering of shows set for late December and mid-January, some of which are double bills with Lowery’s post-CVB act Cracker (see dates below).


Tracklist: Camper Van Beethoven, La Costa Perdida

1. “Come Down The Coast”
2. “Too High For The Love-in”
3. “You Got To Roll”
4. “Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out”
5. “Peaches In The Summertime”
6. “Northern California Girls”
7. “Summer Days”
8. “La Costa Perdida”
9. “Aged In Wood”
10. “A Love For All Time”


Camper Van Beethoven tour dates:

Dec. 27: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA *
Dec. 28: The Independent, San Francisco, CA *
Dec. 29: Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA *
Jan. 18: World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA *
Jan. 20: Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA *
Jan. 25: The Grey Eagle, Ashville, NC
Jan. 26: The Earl, Atlanta, GA

* With Cracker






  1. Why does the link for Michael Urbano link to the Frank Funaro wikipedia page? And more importantly, why wasn’t Frank Funaro drumming for this album?

  2. Pretty sure Redlands is still in Southern California. Do labels every read their copy?

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