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New Video: Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters post tour documentary teaser

As faithful readers of Dying Scene are no doubt aware, Lagwagon and the Swingin’ Utters are just about to wrap up their recent US/Canadian tour. The kind folks at Raw Cut Media caught up with the legendary bands over the course of three days in the Great White North and filmed what’s sure to be a pretty compelling tour documentary. The official teaser video for that very documentary is now available: check it out below.

Lagwagon are touring in support of Hang, released October 28th on Fat Wreck Chords. The Utters, meanwhile, are touring in support of their latest, Fistful of Hollow, released November 11th on that same label. Dying Scene was at the Boston show: check out our photos here, and read our recent interview with Lagwagon’s Joey Cape here while you’re at it.



Dying Scene Photo Set: Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters at Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA (12/3/14)

I’m not too proud to admit that when news broke a few months ago that Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters were not only putting out new albums around the same time but teaming up for a tour surrounding those release, I had more than a momentary lapse into “16-year-old fanboy excitement mode.” You see, I’ve got a bit of a confession to make. It may result in the permanent revocation of my punk card, but whatever; I’m 35 years old, it’s been a good run. Though Lagwagon and the Utters have been firmly entrenched on my short list of favorite punk bands, it somehow happened that prior to December 2014, I had never seen either band in concert. (Actually, that’s not necessarily 100% true: I was at Warped Tour 1997, but I’m pretty sure Lagwagon were playing opposite Suicide Machines or something, since I have absolutely no recollection of their set.) 

Anyway, it should probably go without saying that I had December 3rd circled on my calendar from the moment the tour was announced, as that was the day the two bands, alongside opener This Legend, wound their way to Boston’s Brighton Music Hall. As the day approached, however, I became a little tentative about the show. Not about going to it, but about how well it would be received. See, Boston is a bit of a finicky place to play sometimes, particularly for some of the stalwarts of the 1990s punk explosion crowd. So an all ages show on a Wednesday night in December didn’t necessarily give yours truly a case of the warm fuzzies.

It is more than worth mentioning that any trepidation on my part was wildly inappropriate, as the venue was at or near capacity, resulting in a sweaty, raucous show, particularly during Lagwagon’s headlining set. (In the interest of full disclosure, yours truly arrived from suburbia just as This Legend were finishing their set. Early shows make for many a show-opener missed.) Though the show was admittedly not without its technical difficulties, the general consensus is that the issues plagued the bands more than they did the crowd. No names are necessary, but I think we all know that there are numerous bands well in to their second or third (or fourth…) decades that continue to phone in performances night after night, essentially serving as almost unrecognizable shells of their former selves. It should be stated for the record that both the Utters and Lagwagon remain at-or-near the top of their live performance game, and both have put out some of the more highly-touted releases of their respective careers in the very recent past. The current wave of popular punk bands…if there is such a wave…should take notes (and with two-thirds of up-and-coming Boston punk band The Barroom Heroes in attendance, it seems that’s exactly what was happening).

Check out our photo set below. 



Music Video: Lagwagon – “Made Of Broken Parts”

California punk veterans Lagwagon have just released their music video for their track “Made Of Broken Parts” and you can check it out below.

The track was taken off the group’s most recent release, Hang, launched in October via Fat Wreck Chords as the band’s first full-length album in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

The band recently announced a full string of European tour dates featuring support from The Flatliners and Western Addiction. You can check out the full list of dates below as well.



Lagwagon announce European tour dates with The Flatliners and Western Addiction

California punk veterans Lagwagon have just announced a full string of European tour dates featuring support from The Flatliners and Western Addiction. Check out the full list of dates below.

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



Social Distortion, Refused, Lagwagon, Millencolin, Agnostic Front, Against Me! and more to play Groezrock

Wow, 2015’s Groezrock 2015 is shaping up to be pretty kickass.  The Meerhout, Belgium festival (May 1-2) has just announced the lineup for next year and its looking pretty epic.  Social Distortion, Refused, Lagwagon, Millencolin, Against Me! and a hell of a lot more.  Check out the lineup in the image tweeted by Groezrock above.



Video: Display (Brazilian melodic hardcore) do fantastic acoustic cover of Lagwagon’s “May 16”

Thought this was kinda cool.  Display, a melodic hardcore group from Brazil, performed a unique acoustic rendition of Lagwagon’s “May 16” in the Nossa Toca studios recently and you can check a video of it out below.



Live Video: Lagwagon play “One More Song” in tribute to Tony Sly at “Hang” release party

Lagwagon payed tribute to the late Tony Sly by playing “One More Song,” which you may know as one of the more emotional songs on their new album Hang, at the record’s release party in San Fransisco earlier this week.

Footage of the performance has made its way online, and you can check it out below.

Hang was released this past Tuesday, October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. We recently spoke with frontman Joey Cape about a myriad of things including the album, Mr. Sly, and becoming a bitter old man.



Stream Lagwagon covering “Exit” by No Use For A Name

As you probably know by now, California punk veterans Lagwagon are streaming their new album Hang in its entirety right here. The band recorded a couple extra tracks while making the album, including a cover of “Exit” by No Use For A Name. The song originally appeared on NUFAN’s 1995 album Leche Con Carne. You can check it out 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.

Dying Scene was recently able to sit down with Joey Cape to talk all things Lagwagon (and more) and you can check that out here.



Joey Cape to perform acoustic versions of songs from “Hang” live on Stageit.com

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.



DS Exclusive: Joey Cape on Lagwagon’s new album “Hang,” remembering Tony Sly, and being a bitter old man

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!



Lagwagon stream new album “Hang” in its entirety

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



Lagwagon hosting listening party for new album “Hang!”

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 [email protected] 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.



Lagwagon stream “Burden of Proof / Reign” off upcoming album “Hang”

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.



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

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.



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

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.