TVD Premiere:
Victor Krummenacher, “Skin & Bones”

PHOTO: KELLY VAN DEN BERGHE | In addition to his work in Camper Van Beethoven, Monks of Doom, and Camper Van Chadbourne over more than three decades, bassist Victor Krummenacher has managed to put out eight solo albums since 1995 as well.

His ninth, Blue Pacific, will be issued March 1 on Veritas Recordings and we’re proud to be able to debut one of its standout tracks here today at The Vinyl District, the moody and guitar-layered “Skin & Bones.” It comes from one of those albums that comes after a divorce, and Krummenacher says, it’s “one of the most personal cuts on Blue Pacific.”

“There’s nothing invented in it, it’s really just a mediation on being at a crossroads, knowing everything has changed and working on accepting that change, taking responsibility for what you can of whatever went wrong and walking away from the rest of it.”

With tasty acoustic and steel guitars making way for a climactic bridge, its nearly spoken vocals suggest a Dylan influence. But he says it’s more a reflection of Pete Townshend’s solo work. “He was the big hero when I was very young and first getting into music, and I think his expository writing affected me a lot more than I realized growing up,” he says.

It all seems to work.

“For whatever reason, as I’ve begun playing this material over the last year or so, this is one of the songs that people seem to gravitate towards immediately,” Krummenacher says. “People can identify with the point of view, that it’s self-critical, but not punitive.”

It’s the kind of self-reflection that happens at the start of the year and certainly whets the appetite for the rest of the album come March.

Victor Krummenacher’s Blue Pacific will be in stores March 1st on 2-LP vinyl on three sides (limited to 200 copies), CD, digital, and streaming formats via Veritas Recordings.

VICTOR KRUMMENACHER & HIS FLYING CIRCUS 2019 TOUR DATES
March 1 – Armando’s – Martinez, CA
(Victor’s Blue Pacific Record Release Show)
March 16 – Studio (AKA Lo-Fi Studios) – Redlands, CA
March 17 – Backyard Show – Eagle Rock, CA
April 12 – The Ivy Room – Albany, CA

MONKS OF DOOM w/ VICTOR KRUMMENACHER & HIS FLYING CIRCUS 2019 TOUR DATES
April 26 – The Jinx – Savannah, GA
April 27 – 529 – Atlanta GA
April 28 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
April 29 – Supper Club – Nashville, TN
April 30 – Blueberry Hill – St. Louis MO
May 1 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
May 2 – Ruby – Madison, WI
May 3 – TBA – Minneapolis, MN

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