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      ALL ATTRACTIONS
      March 6, 2012
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  • JONATHAN SEGEL (CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN’S CO-FOUNDER & MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST) TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM ALL ATTRACTIONS MARCH 6TH

    ALL ATTRACTIONS TO INCLUDE BONUS 7-SONG INSTRUMENTAL APRICOT JAM EP

    Camper Van Beethoven’s co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Segel will be releasing his latest full-length solo effort, All Attractions, on March 6th in both Digital and CD formats.

    Most of the songs were written in the Swedish countryside where he and his (Swedish) wife have been staying with her family every summer. Although one would expect a pastoral tone, the music ends up as some rocking electric guitar-based tunes, evoking the big ’70s rock bands of the past, along with some more contemporary features thrown in.

    The record was started by Jonathan working with fellow Camper Van Beethoven bandmate Victor Krummenacher on bass and guitar, and their SF Bay Area cohorts former King Missile/Moth Wranglers’ Chris Xefos playing some bass and doing the recording and mixing, and John Hanes on drums. As the project progressed, he got some backing vocal help from the Counting Crows’ David Immergluck, Baby Flamehead’s Eden Daniels and Espers’ Helena Espvall (who also contributed some cello). Built To Spill’s Brett Netson also delivers a show-stealing guitar lead on the track “I Know You Know Me (Hey You).”

    At the end of the recording process, Jonathan used Kickstarter to fund the mixing, mastering and manufacturing of the CDs.

    As part of this project Jonathan will not only be releasing the full-length All Attractions studio album, but also a seven-track bonus instrumental EP entitled Apricot Jam, an organic collection of improvised jamming between him (guitar), John Hanes (drums), fellow CVB alum Victor Krummenacher (bass) and Graham Connah (Hammond organ). The title is an obvious nod to George Harrison’s third LP in the All Things Must Pass set.

    Jonathan Segel will be performing material from All Attractions as part of Camper Van Beethoven & Cracker’s CAMP-IN Music Festival at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA on March 1-3 2012.

    FOR MORE INFO ON JONATHAN SEGEL :
    http://www.magneticmotorworks.com/
    http://www.reverbnation.com/jonathansegel
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jonathan-Segel/118261062377

    CDS AVAILABLE AT:
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jonathansegel2
    http://www.amazon.com/All-Attractions-Jonathan-Segel/dp/B006Z9434O/

    DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE AT:
    http://jsegel.bandcamp.com/

    FOR MORE INFO ON CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN:
    http://www.campervanbeethoven.com

    FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    p: 262.903.7775
    e: bonyata@wi.rr.com

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  • REVIEWS

    • “An album that is both epic and touching.”

      QRO MAGAZINE

    • “Within a handful of seconds fell in love with this album. Psychedelia, indie rock, power pop, and folky sounds pervade the whole genre bending project. All Attractions evokes the magic of the early Camper Van Beethoven albums with higher production values. Segel puts more of an emphasis on his guitar than his other instruments, but the album never sinks into predictability.”

      JESTER JAY MUSIC

    • “Intricately musical and wide-ranging. Segel’s one of those quadruple-plus threats for whom ambitious bands tend to compete – a mini list of those who’ve won his attention includes Eugene Chadbourne, Fred Frith, Young Fresh Fellows, and Sparklehorse. Comparing All Attractions with David Lowery’s last, typically high-spirited solo effort makes it clear that Camper Van Beethoven got some of its more outlandish genes from Segel.”

      DAGGERZINE

    • “The sound on All Attractions is really gratifying, with a varied feel as to be expected, but isn't afraid to rock.”

      ELECTROBLOGS

    • “Theatrical and epic”

      ROOSTIME/BELGIUM

    • “All Attractions is an old-school California rock album with some terrific guitar work from the multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Segel, part of what was always great about Camper Van Beethoven. This record actually carries a lot in common with Built To Spill’s records - long songs, impeccable chops and good melodies.”

      WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY

    • “An emotionally honest, deeply adventurous, and profoundly satisfying album.”

      ADOBE & TEARDROPS

    • “Swings between psychedelia with a funky edge, hypnotic afro-beats, cowpunk and epic rock songs”

      ALT COUNTRY FORUM

    • “Very enjoyable”

      KEYS AND CHORDS/BELGIUM

    • “Ten strong and well built songs where you’ll hear new things every time you listen to them.”

      BARN OWL BLUES/BELGIUM

    • “Both All Attractions and Apricot Jam shows a seminal musician at the height of his powers.”

      ELECTRIC GHOST/UK

    • “A combination of ‘70s guitar rock and today’s modern alt-rock sounds.”

      EXAMINER