Camper Van Beethoven: Key Lime Pie, Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart

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Camper Van Beethoven Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart Key Lime Pie (Omnivore) 4 out of 5 stars By being indie and alternative folk before either term was officially coined, California’s Camper Van Beethoven weren’t a natural first choice to sign with a major label. They had already released four albums reveling in something they described as […]

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License and Registration, Please: The Battle of Unlicensed Lyrics Websites To Stay Afloat

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Two decades ago, if R.E.M. fans wanted to learn all the words to “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” they had to buy the sheet music. If Freddie Mercury fans wondered about the correct spelling of “scaramouche,” they had to find a copy of A Night at […]

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Camper Van Beethoven: La Costa Perdida

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Camper Van Beethoven La Costa Perdida (429) Rating: 3 1/2 stars (out of 5) Even Camper Van Beethoven’s ’80s fans — whoever was left in the mid-00s — never expected the band to roar back with one of its finest releases, 2004’s New Roman Times. Eight years later frontman David Lowery puts his long time […]

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David Lowery

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David Lowery is celebrating 30 years with his pioneering and much beloved indie rock band, Camper Van Beethoven. We asked the outspoken rocker about La Costa Perdida, Camper’s first album in nine years, his songwriting process and more. Who are your songwriting heroes? In no particular order, Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach and Hal Davis, Randy Newman and […]

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Online Piracy: The Debate Rages On

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A recent blog post from Emily White, an intern for NPR’s All Things Considered, has rekindled the long-running debate regarding online music piracy and its effect on the music industry. In her post, White writes that she is an avid listener whose world is “music-centric.” “I’ve only bought 15 CDs in my lifetime,” she said, […]

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David Lowery’s Top 10 Lamest Excuses For Stealing Artists’ Music

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Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker frontman David Lowery set the Internet and Facebook aflame last Friday with his brilliant blog post decrying illegal file sharing. We’re reprinting it in full, with Lowery’s permission, of course. Check out Lowery’s awesome 300 Songs blog here. No More Bullshit. The Top 10 Lamest Excuses For Stealing Artists’ Music […]

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School Of Rock: A Q&A With David Lowery

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David Lowery has a lot on his plate. The frontman for two of rock’s most beloved cult bands, Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, has just released a trippy new solo album, The Palace Guards. He’s also been cultivating his 300 Songs blog project, and he’s gearing up to teach a music industry course at the […]

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David Lowery: The Palace Guards

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Frontman for two beloved bands goes solo.

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