No popular musical instrument has been more frequently maligned than the accordion. Despite gaining hipster cred in the 1990s, its role in pop remains underappreciated.
Camper Van Beethoven's Victor Krummenacher issues a great song about the need for escape and the beauty of those big engines. His new album, Blue Pacific, arrives March 1st.
Camper Van Beethoven co-founder Victor Krummenacher is readying his next solo album for release, a collection of "dark cosmic country". His latest offering from the album is "If I Could Only Close My Eyes".
Camper Van Beethoven swiftly deliver a follow-up to La Costa Perdida. Even if they don't sound like their 1986 selves, they still manage to sound like no one else.
Robust and complete, both of these reissues are a welcome reminder that you didn't have to be punk to be a punk in 1980s California.