ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN AND CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN
DEBUT IN THE TOP 200 THIS WEEK
Echo & the Bunnymen’s “Meteorites” Marks Band’s Highest Chart Debut

Camper Van Beethoven Reaches Top 200 for the 2nd Consecutive Album with “El Camino Real”

June 11, 2014 Santa Monica, CA:  429 Records had two Billboard Top 200 debuts this week with the release of Echo & The Bunnymen’s 12th album “Meteorites” and Camper Van Beethoven’s 9th, “El Camino Real”—both were released on June 3rd.  “Meteorites” reached #111 on the Top 200 Current chart/ #137 on Top 200 Overall on the strength of phenomenal press which solidified the album’s place alongside their classic early albums. It’s their highest chart debut since the beginning of the Soundscan era.  “Meteorites” was a Top 30 UK Chart debut last week (the UK release date was 5/26/14)—another best for the group.

Camper Van Beethoven released the follow up to their highly lauded “La Costa Perdida” with “El Camino Real” which reached the Top 200 Current chart, landed at #3 on the Alternative New Artist chart, #10 on the Heatseekers Chart, and #50 on the Alternative chart!  This is the 2nd consecutive Top 200 chart debut for the band.  “Meteorites” and “El Camino Real” are available worldwide on 429 Records. 

To purchase Meteorites visit:
Independent Stores Exclusive Deluxe Edition: http://www.recordstoreday.com/UPC/795041799623
iTunes:  http://smarturl.it/ITMS_Meteorites
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/AMZ_Meteorites
Best Buy: http://smarturl.it/BBY_Meteorites

To order El Camino Real visit:
Amazon:  http://smarturl.it/ElCaminoReal_Amazon
iTunes:  http://smarturl.it/ElCaminoRealiTunes

For more information visit:
www.429records.com

429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Kurt Nishimura
SILVERLAKE MEDIA
323-663-6303
kurtnishimura@earthlink.net

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