Stream the New Camper Van Beethoven Album

Photo Credit: Sanna Olsson

Camper Van Beethoven, the long-running, David Lowery-fronted indie outfit, will release its third LP since reuniting a decade ago on June 3 via 429 Records. El Camino Real is described by the band as a counterpart to last year’s La Costa Perdida, and features 11 tracks of Cali-inflected pop-rock.

From the press release: 

Whereas La Costa Perdida reflects the northern California ‘back to the country’ side of the band with lush and trippy references to Jack Kerouac, Richard Brautigan, The Beach Boys and ‘Big Sur’, the songs on El Camino Real are firmly rooted in a grittier earth. One that lies beneath the southern half of the state and stretches all the way down to Baja California.

Stream the album now via Consequence of Sound, and read our January 2013 cover story on Camper Van Beethoven.


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