It’s been approximately eight years since the last time Lagwagon released an album with new material, but the wait is almost over as frontman Joey Cape recently announced in an interview that the California punk legends will enter the studio next spring or summer to begin recording a new album for a late 2014 release, stating:
“Yeah, it’ll be late next year, probably fall, and it’ll be on Fat Wreck Chords, as always. We’ll most likely record in late spring or summer and they need a few months to do their thing. I don’t like to do this because you kind of jinx yourself when you start talking about specific dates, but I’m hoping for an early-fall release because it’s good time of year to put a record out and it’s been too long – and I figure we’ll go on tour forever to support it. Yeah, I’ve been writing that for a long time and I’ve had all of these mixed feelings about how…I have different ideas of what it should sound like or be. Ultimately, it should sound like something the whole band wants it to be because that’s how you make a good record and everybody should love what they’re doing. We’re playing better than we’ve ever played before now and there’s this chemistry going on in the band now that I would have never expected to happen. So it seems it’s the right time to make a record. When this tour’s over, I have nothing except for a couple of little tours – in October and November – but I have almost nothing on the calendar and nor does anyone else in the band. So the plan is to start doing a regular rehearsal thing like the old days. We all live far away from each other, in different towns, so we’ll have to figure it out. I have a feeling that when we start working on new material, it’s just going to come together.”
You can read the rest of the interview here.
Lagwagon’s last studio album, Resolve, came out in 2005 on Fat Wreck Chords. Their most recent releases are the 2008 EP I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon and the 2011 box set Putting Music In Its Place, both released on Fat Wreck as well.
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