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Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape has announced he will be playing a set of acoustic renditions of songs from the band’s new album Hang live on Stageit.com this Sunday, October 26th at 12pm PST (that’s 3pm for you east coasters).

The figurative tickets are ‘pay what you can’ but it looks like you’ve gotta donate at least 5 bucks. Head over here to grab your tickets and join in the fun!

Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. If you live in the San Francisco area, the band will be hosting a Listening Party for the album on the day of its release. More details on how to RSVP can be found right here.

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Once upon a time not long ago, the future seemed very much unclear for Lagwagon. The seminal California punk band played occasional tours and festival shows, but the members each had what seemed to be increasingly-mounting outside obligations (perhaps most notably frontman Joey Cape also had his own increasingly busy solo career, he and drummer Dave Raun staying active in Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, former bassist Jesse Buglione leaving the band and being replaced by Joe Raposo, and Chris Rest joining No Use For A Name). Though they never officially went away, there were no plans to record any new material after the band’s 2005 ode to late-drummer Derrick Plourde, Resolve.

But a funny thing happened on what seemed to be the road to Hiatus-ville (or at least ‘Extended Break-town’). The band embarked on a lengthy tour in support of their 2011 Putting Music In Its Place boxed set. Somewhere on that run, the creative juices got flowing again. According to Cape, “something happened during that period of time where I felt like we kinda got re-fired up. A lot of synergy and chemistry came back into the band through that process.” Over the ensuing several years, Cape would begin writing new music specifically for Lagwagon. In spite of nearing the quarter-century mark fronting the band (and his own half-century mark on this planet), the music that Cape found himself writing was arguably the most aggressive, heavy music of his career. “It seems to me like it’s heavier than anything we’ve ever done!” He continues: “I think it’s a matter of where the band is now. We always try to make records that are appropriate to the collective personality the band has at the time. We all grew up on different kinds of music, metal and punk and rock and really heavy stuff. I think that most of the guys in my band prefer the really heavy stuff.”

But it wasn’t just angry music Cape was composing; the lyrics he found himself writing were also amongst the angriest of his career. “But the basic, central theme of the record is just my view of the world that I live in now, that I’m raising my daughter in. This is just a series of rants that (you’d hear) if you were my pal and hung out at the pub with me on a Wednesday night.” Fatherhood may have softened Cape in some ways, but it’s also made him more frustrated in the world around him. “I think it’s a bit cheesy to say that ‘we’ve got to hold on to hope,’ you know, because I honestly don’t have a lot of hope. That said, I’m dealing with what I’m dealing with, so how do I make the best of it.”

The result of Cape’s frustration and, perhaps, lack of hope is Hang. Due out October 28th on their longtime label home of Fat Wreck Chords, Hang is a dozen of the heaviest, most earnest songs that Lagwagon have recorded to wax. While much of the material is no doubt focused on society’s woes, there’s also an ode to the band’s longtime friend and touring partner Tony Sly, whose 2012 death rang loudly throughout all corners of the scene. While you might expect “One More Song” to be a mournful, acoustic number, in reality, it’s anything but. “I had no intention of writing a song for Tony like this because I just didn’t feel in this case that words or melodies or anything would really suffice. I didn’t feel like anything would be deep enough or good enough to represent anything that I wanted to say or feel. And I didn’t for a long time, but that song just kinda came out of the blue one day. I just couldn’t deny it, I had to do it.”

Head below to read our full, in-depth conversation with Cape. It’s a long one, we’ll admit, but it finds the always good-natured Caper in an honest, thoughtful and increasingly candid mood. Be sure to check out Lagwagon on the road with Swingin’ Utters and This Legend later this fall; full tour details here. Who knows…maybe you’ll be lucky enough to catch Hang start to finish!

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Lagwagon stream new album “Hang” in its entirety

Posted by ChrisDude on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:52 PM (PST)

California punk veterans Lagwagon are streaming their long-awaited new album Hang in its entirety on Pandora Radio. You can listen to it here.

Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length album in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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Lagwagon hosting listening party for new album “Hang!”

Posted by ChrisDude on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM (PST)

California punk veterans Lagwagon have announced that they will be hosting a listening party for their long-awaited new album Hang! on October 28th at Above DNA at 375 11th St. in San Francisco, California. About the listening party, the band writes:

“Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, October 28th, we will be hosting a listening party to celebrate the release of Hang, the first new Lagwagon album in nine years! It’s from 8pm to 11pm at Above DNA (directly above the DNA pizza joint) at 375 11th St. in San Francisco. There will be a meet & greet from 8 to 9 where you can pick up the new album and get it signed by the band! Then just hang out with all of us, have some beers, and listen to Hang! Space is somewhat limited, so RSVP with your full name to Lagwagon@fatwreck.com to secure your spot. (And if you don’t live in the Bay Area and can’t make it, PLEASE don’t RSVP!) And don’t forget to get your tickets to the Lagwagon tour with Swingin’ Utters, November 9th at Slim’s in S.F. and 29 more shows throughout North America!”

Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length album in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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California punk veterans Lagwagon are streaming some more new tuneage off their highly-anticipated upcoming album Hang. Give “Burden of Proof” and “Reign” (they’re two songs, but they may as well be one) a listen below.

Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length album in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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Video: Amnesia Rockfest 2014 recap, featuring NOFX, Lagwagon, Weezer and more

Posted by vdubowner on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM (PST)

The folks at Montebello’s Amnesia Rockfest have recently uploaded to YouTube a pretty cool recap video of this year edition. It feature live footage from bands such as NOFX, Lagwagon, Weezer, Blink-182 and a bunch more. You can check it out below. If you don’t understand the french comments, simply let the live content speak for it self!

The Amnesia Rockfest will be back in Montebello, Quebec, in June 2015. It will be the festival’s 10th year anniversary.

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Chris Rest (Lagwagon) talks about traveling and playing with Tony Sly

Posted by vdubowner on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PST)

Since the tribute album to Tony Sly has been released, many personalities from bands who contributed to the Fat Wreck Chords comp have stopped by Tonysly.org to explained how Tony influenced them or to talk about the song they covered on the album.

Most recently, Lagwagon guitarist and former No Use For A Name member Chris Rest has wrote a piece on how it was to play and tour with Tony Sly.

Here’s what he had to say:

“As a musician, once in a while you see a band and think, “Wow, I wish I was in this band.” No Use was one of those bands for me. It was always obvious to me that their songs and talent was beyond the level of an average punk band. But it was their personalities and overall dynamic that really made them so cool. Tony is one of the funniest and smartest people I’ve ever known. His talent was always obvious. One day, out of the blue, I received a call from Tony asking if I wanted to audition for No Use. Lagwagon was not doing much of anything at the time and I was working as a care giver for an elderly woman. I was initially surprised but flattered and I accepted. Our first tour was to Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Japan. I quickly realized even more than before, the extent of Tony’s talent and the band’s potential. None of us had ever been to Indonesia, Malaysia or China and we played many smaller cities in Japan that bands don’t normally go to, which made it a new experience for all of us. I can’t really recall many tours that I had a better time on. I quickly became very close friends with Tony, Matt and Rory. When Rory left the band I recommended my good friend, Boz Rivera to take his place. Matt and Boz playing together was an awesome thing to behold. They fed off of each other’s musical abilities. With that, combined with Tony’s songwriting, I was quite sure that the the next album to come out of this band was going to be something very special. To be a part of it, I’m sure, was going to be something I would have really been proud of. I am proud and grateful to have been lucky enough to have experienced the times that I did, playing, touring and just hanging out with Tony and to have had his friendship. I will Never Forget Tony Sly.”

Chris Rest and Lagwagon covered Tony’s “Discomfort Inn” on the tribute album “The Songs Of Tony Sly: A Tribute,” released on October 29th through Fat Wreck Chords.

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California punk veterans Lagwagon are streaming a new song entitled “The Cog in the Machine” off their upcoming album Hang.  You can give it a listen below.

Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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This Legend announce US tour with Lagwagon, finish debut album

Posted by kimofhearts on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:20 PM (PST)

California pop-punk act This Legend (former Yellowcard members Longineu Parsons and Ben Harper) have announced a full US tour with Lagwagon. Recently signed to Cyber Tracks, the band revealed here today that they’ve finished their first album which is due out late this fall.

Back in August the band announced a short run of tour dates throughout the west coast, which coincidentally starts tomorrow. Just last week they announced an additional 10 east coast dates set to kick off on October 19th. Both those sets of dates along with all the new Lagwagon tour information can be found below.

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Joey Cape talks about Lagwagon’s upcoming album “Hang”

Posted by Lauren Mills on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:09 AM (PST)

Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape talked to RMP Magazine about the band’s upcoming album “Hang.” You can check out an excerpt about what fans can expect from the album below.

Joey Cape: Well, it sounds like a Lagwagon album but maybe it is a little bit more focused on more guitar riffy stuff we used to do in the older days. And there’s a lot less pop on the record, it’s really aggressive and there are the lyrics I wrote over about two years’ time, which sort of make it’s a conceptual record. In loose terms, it’s kind of social commentary on now, what I see. And I’m really happy with it, I mean the most happy I’ve ever been time with any record I ever made. The whole bands is proud of the record and excited to play this record. This thing when you make a good record and you know it, you feel like you can’t wait to play those new songs. Which we’re not doing as we’re waiting to play the songs until the album comes out. It’s almost painful on this tour because maybe at a soundcheck we’re playing one of the new songs but we can’t play them in the set.

You can read the full interview here. Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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While making an appearance at last weekend’s Pouzza Pelouzza in Montreal, Lagwagon of course performed their classic track “Island of Shame.” The good folks at Raw Cut Media were kind enough to catch it on video; check it out below.

As you should certainly be aware, “Island of Shame” appears in its original form on the band’s now two-decades-old album Trashed. We’re sure that you’re also aware of the band’s upcoming album, Hang, due October 28th via Fat Wreck Chords.

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Lagwagon announce North American tour with Swingin’ Utters & This Legend

Posted by ChrisDude on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM (PST)

To promote their long-awaited new album Hang!, California punk veterans Lagwagon will embark on a North AMerican tour in November and December with Swingin’ Utters and This Legend. All the dates and locations are below.

Hang! is due for release on October 28th via Fat Wreck Chords, and will be the band’s first studio album since 2005′s Resolve. Swingin Utters’ are also releasing a new album, titled Fistful of Hollow, on November 11th via Fat Wreck Chords.

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Lagwagon reveal tracklist for new album “Hang”

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:37 AM (PST)

California punk veterans Lagwagon have revealed the tracklist for their long-awaited new album Hang. Check it out below, and give the teaser they put up yesterday a listen while you’re at it!

Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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Lagwagon post artwork, 15-second teaser for “Hang”

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 3:51 PM (PST)

Rejoice, Lagwagon fans. Then end (of our wait for new material) is nigh!

Today, the fellas unveiled the cover art for their upcoming studio full-length Hang. Check it out above.

Additionally, the band posted another teaser from that very album. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comment sections.

The long-awaited Hang is due out on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It serves as the follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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First wave of bands announced for Soundwave 2015

Posted by ChrisDude on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:41 PM (PST)

The organizers of Soundwave have announced the 2015 edition of the touring festival, which will be traveling across Australia from February 21st to March 1st. The lineup includes Faith No More, Soundgarden, Lamb of God, Ministry, former My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way, New Found Glory, Atreyu, The Aquabats, Slipknot, Fall Out Boy, Judas Priest, LagwagonAll Time Low, Tonight Alive, The Swellers and many other bands.

You can view the dates and a full list of bands included in next year’s Soundwave below.

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