Just before the dust settles from a run of sold-out dates that stretched from coast-to-coast with his co-founding band Camper Van Beethoven, Victor Krummenacher will be hitting the road again. This time he’ll be doing double-duty as both the opening and headlining acts.
In support of his forthcoming solo album, Blue Pacific (out March 1), Victor Krummenacher & His Flying Circus will open these shows, followed by his other revered art/psych/prog band, Monks of Doom, who just recently released The Bronte Pin, their first album of new studio material in 25 years.
Blue Pacific marks Victor’s ninth solo effort. The inception of this emotionally-charged project started nearly a year after his divorce, and, as it turns out, it’s one-part exorcism and one-part an effort to heal and put it all behind him. Despite the fact this record was a direct result of so much pain, heartache and hurdles, musically it turns out to be one of Krummenacher’s most rewarding efforts of his lengthy career – be it solo, or with his other bands.
Victor Krummenacher’s Blue Pacific is out now on 2-LP vinyl on three sides (limited to 200 copies), CD, digital and streaming formats via Veritas Recordings. Click here to order.
Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of sharing the video for album’s title track today. This is what Krummenacher had to say about it:
“A story song. I went to San Gregorio Beach to clear my head (the beach in the photo on the cover). It was Thanksgiving day, and it was crystal clear out. The beach was mostly empty with the exception of this very fucked up kid sitting by himself. I was meditating on my ex, who had very severe mental health and substance issues, and was looking at this kid, wondering how many times can you crash and burn. The motif is ripped directly from The Who’s “So Sad About Us.” I was trying to write a song that felt like The Who meets the Burrito Brothers. There’s a lot of reference to Townshend on this album, 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.”
FOR MORE INFO ON VICTOR KRUMMENACHER:
FOR MORE INFO ON MONKS OF DOOM:
VICTOR KRUMMENACHER & HIS FLYING CIRCUS 2019 TOUR DATES
April 7 – Wild Honey Backyard Show – Los Angeles, 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 – Amsterdam – St. Paul, MN