Camper Van Beethoveen’s reunion always seemed to be more about picking up where things last left off rather than making some grandiose return, so it’s not surprising that they’ve launched right back into making records like they never stopped. Their latest albums work as a celebration of their native California, from the southern coasts (La Costa Perdida) to the northern woodlands (El Camino Real). Both albums find the band sounding as lively and vital as ever, which is a very, very good thing. CVB will be closing out the year in San Francisco alongside singer David Lowery’s other reunited band Cracker, who just released a country-inspired album this year. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.