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Lagwagon

Lagwagon
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA Current Label: Fat Wreck Chords Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Chris Flippin
Chris Rest
Dave Raun
Jesse Buglione
Joey Cape

Lagwagon Bio:

Santa Barbara’s pride and joy, Lagwagon have been belting ‘em out since 1988. Their catchy brand of punk is an infectious blend of pop and hardcore, lyrically tackles an array of personal politics. Lagwagon is an original Fat band…in fact the first band Fat Mike signed! They’ve been with us since their very first record, Duh, which was released in 1992 and quickly followed up by their second album, Trashed. More records ensued, including their breakthrough, Hoss, their B-sides collection, Let’s Talk About Leftovers, and their Live In A Dive installation. Ya see, after touring every corner of the globe Lagwagon decided that the next thing they had to do was release a live record so that ALL their fans could experience the mayhem. There are certain places so isolated that not even these ambitious pioneers can book a show there, and believe us on this one, we actually get fan mail from Siberia and Burma. Everyone can now enjoy the ‘Wagon live and because we captured one of their sold-out and sweaty live shows on disc and released it in the form of the 22-song Live In A Dive album.

As the first band to sign to Fat Wreck Chords and the label’s flagship since it’s inception, Lagwagon continues to forge a unique path through today’s complex musical landscape. The band maintains a sense of humor about their enviable longevity with the title of their latest offering, I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon, but the content of the album is anything but laughable. Never satisfied to rest on their laurels or bask in the glory of past achievements, Lagwagon once again push the boundaries of genres formerly used to define them. The seven tracks on I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon offer a multitude of layers displaying the band’s proficiency through expert songwriting, introspective lyrics, and technical instrumentation. The band’s vocalist/songwriter Joey Cape summed up the album succinctly by stating, “ It’s gonna change the world.” We’d be foolish to argue.

This punky quintet has secured a massive following worldwide with their solid, tonal attack and hectic touring schedule. An endless touring schedule best describes Lagwagon, and while the members are extra busy with projects outside of the band—two are in Me First and the Gimme Gimmes—this latest EP will mark the return of Fat’s flagship band. Be sure not to miss Lagwagon’s fall tour with MXPX and Only Crime supporting.

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  12. Live Video: Lagwagon performing “Exit” (No Use For A Name cover)6/10/2013 4:33 PM | Permalink

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  13. Some chick does awesome ukelele covers of classic Lagwagon songs (Must Listen!)6/18/2013 1:48 PM | Permalink

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  14. DS Photo Gallery: Lagwagon at Punk Rock Bowling7/2/2013 11:34 AM | Permalink

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  15. DS Photo Gallery: Lagwagon at Amnesia Rockfest7/10/2013 11:00 AM | Permalink

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  16. New Lagwagon album coming next year7/15/2013 7:09 PM | Permalink

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  17. Triana Figueroa does awesome ukelele cover of Lagwagon’s “Confession”7/19/2013 11:57 AM | Permalink

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  18. Video: Flipstar drummer plays 19-minute medley of 33 Lagwagon songs on drums9/5/2013 12:56 PM | Permalink

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  20. Lagwagon streams cover version of Tony Sly’s “Discomfort Inn”10/30/2013 7:00 PM | Permalink

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  21. New music from Lagwagon coming soon?12/4/2013 9:22 PM | Permalink

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  22. Joey Cape talks about new Lagwagon album12/15/2013 7:53 PM | Permalink

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  23. Joey Cape of Lagwagon discusses covering Tony Sly’s “International You Day”12/31/2013 10:49 AM | Permalink

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  26. Joey Cape says he thinks new Lagwagon album should be released this October2/22/2014 10:33 AM | Permalink

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  27. Fat Wreck Chords filming Lagwagon documentary6/1/2014 10:58 AM | Permalink

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