Shaking the can in the hope of attracting some coins: There's a Kickstarter team hoping to make a film about David Lowery : Bandleader David Lowery is a temperamental and tenacious talent who has made a career out of his work as a singer, songwriter, and producer with his bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. His pursuits and professional skills have survived the challenges of the significantly changing music business as he continues to act as the driving force producing the music of his two bands. This film looks at the art and business of his pursuits [...]
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This is usually the part where we'd say, "Welcome to Dissected , where we disassemble a band’s catalogue in the abstract. It’s exact science by way of a few beers." But here's a curveball for everyone: we're gonna flip the script and let an actual band do all the heavy lifting. And perhaps there's no other outfit better suited for this little experiment than California's own Camper Van Beethoven . Formed in 1983 in Redlands, CA, Camper came of age in a time when every young male musician took their unkempt angst and joined [...]
From the Mailbag So, here's the deal. I can't begin to listen to, digest or publish everything we receive. About once or twice a month in 2013, I'll open new mail - and so long as the stuff is potentially of interest to our music-crazed audiences, we'll publish it. It gives everyone - no matter who you are, what kind of music you make, no matter your budget, a chance to reach our audience. [...]
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New Dates with Cracker & a Return to Europe! Camper Van Beethoven - "Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out" LOOKING AHEAD - It's pretty clear that after three decades of creativity, Camper Van Beethoven is far more than a David Lowery side project. While Cracker has toed the line with ironic alt-country [...]
Artist: Camper Van Beethoven Title: "Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out" File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Alternative
David Lowery of bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven thought the internet would become a vibrant new marketplace for creators. Instead, he says, the internet era is worse for artists than the infamously unfair record company system.
[photo by Dean Keim ] On their annual co-tour with Camper Van Beethoven , Cracker usually gets the anchor spot. I guess this is because David Lowery, who gets double duty each night, sings louder and more vociferously for Cracker's style of music than he does for CVB, and if the bands were reversed he'd have no voice at all for the Camper set. For the Stage 48 show a few weeks back, this was again the case. Lowery was his usual more animated Cracker self for a very energetic show. But [...]
Artist: Cracker Title: Another Song About the Rain (live at Stage 48) File Name: SoundCloud
Filed under: News , Exclusive , Spinner Interview Jeff Golden, Getty Images Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker frontman David Lowery caught a lot of flack last summer when he wrote an open letter to NPR intern Emily White, regarding her piece called " I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With ." The young writer admitted to only having bought about 15 CDs in [...]
Camper Van Beethoven to Release 'La Costa Perdida' - First Studio Album in Nine Years / Show at Stage 48 on Jan. 19th with Cracker
(Photo: Jason Thrasher) Camper Van Beethoven – the beloved, genre-mashing musical unit and one of the bands that created the indie rock genre – has confirmed its first album in nine years with La Costa Perdida (January 22 / 429 Records). The release will mark CVB's first album recorded as a unit with the band cutting songs organically with all in attendance and produced entirely by the band's members. La Costa Perdida vividly depicts untamed characters and bizarre experiences on northern California's coastline, where [...]
2012 In Review: Opening The Books On Spotify, Grizzly Bear, And The Economic Plight Of The Working Musician
To a cynic, 2012 might have looked a lot like the Year Of The Bellyache. With musicians from Jana Hunter to John Mellencamp candidly addressing their personal economic realities in blog posts and articles, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Billy Joel rallying to contest Pandora's attempt to lower their artist royalty rate, and record stores, print magazines, and indie labels closing their doors in record numbers, the music business seemed to have everything on its mind in 2012 except music. As Michael noted in our list of 20122s Biggest Band Beefs , the music [...]
Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm . Emily White, a summer intern at NPR’s All Songs Considered, didn’t know what she was getting into when she wrote her now-infamous screed about how, despite being a hardcore music fan and college radio station manager with 11,000 songs on her computer, she has only ever paid for 15 CDs-worth of recorded music with actual money. Her essay caught the attention of David Lowery, former lead singer for Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, whose widely-circulated, [...]
Photo By Erik HessThere have been heated discussions and analysis springing up throughout all facets of the music community this week in response to NPR intern Emily White's candid but thoroughly cont
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Cracker Singer David Lowery, NPR Intern Argue Over Illegal Downloading, Ben Gibbard, Kathleen Edwards, Stars Pile On
Filed under: News DavidLoweryMusic.com Cracker / Camper Van Beethoven singer David Lowery wrote a lengthy and insightful reply yesterday to Emily White, a summer intern at National Public Radio's All Songs Considered, regarding illegal downloading and artists not being rightfully paid for their songs. The topic has again fired up some musicians who are slowly but surely discovering the letter and commenting on it. On Saturday (June 16), White posted a lengthy [...]
On Monday, June 16, NPR All Songs Considered intern Emily White published an essay in which she admitted that, while she boasted an iTunes library comprising some 11,000 songs, she had only purchased 15 CDs in her lifetime. In her 517-word story, White claimed that only a small fraction of her library came via piracy ("from a stint in the 5th grade with the file-sharing program Kazaa"). The 21-year-old called herself "an avid music listener, concertgoer, and college radio DJ [whose] world is music-centric." Most of her library, she says, came from the type of personal sharing that [...]
Stereogum On Monday, June 16, NPR All Songs Considered intern Emily White published an essay in which she admitted that, while she boasted an iTunes library comprising some 11,000 songs, she had only purchased 15 CDs in her lifetime. In her 517-word story, White claimed that only a small fraction of her library came via piracy ("from a stint in the 5th grade with the file-sharing program Kazaa"). The 21-year-old called herself "an avid music listener, concertgoer, and college radio DJ [whose] world is music-centric." Most [...]
We have a vendetta to quell cell-phone cameras and non-stop talkers at shows, but another underlying message we sometimes don't vocalize loudly enough is to support the artists. A recent blog post at NPR and rebuttal by a musician are making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter sparking discussion on the notion of music ownership and what is "stealing" music. This is the digital age. What constitutes ownership or is it all "Free Culture" once sent up into the ether of the cloud? On one side, [...]
So… a couple of days ago, a young intern at NPR wrote a blog post about how she 'never owned...
Camper Van Beethoven guitarist David Lowery has posted a full transcript of a forthcoming address on the digital revolution in music through The Trichordist ; a curated blog subtitled 'Artists For An Ethical Internet' . Lowery will be delivering the speech in person at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit on the 9th of October, 2012, but has posted it in it's entirety months ahead of time.
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