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Erik Herzog (Bad Astronaut) passes away

Erik Herzog of Bad Astronaut. Photo by Gwendolyn Lee

According to a statement released by the folks at Fat Wreck Chords yesterday, Bad Astronautdrummer Erik Herzog has passed away. In addition to joining Bad Astronaut after the death of their founding drummer Derrick Plourde, Herzog was a longtime staple in the Santa Barbara music scene.

Our sincerest condolences to Erik’s family and bandmates.



Joey Cape provides update on Bad Astronaut LPs and One Week Records upcoming releases

Last week, Lagwagon’s frontman Joey Cape did a Reddit AMA, a thing where a “celebrity” answers some questions from the fans.

Despite revealing new information about the upcoming Lagwagon album, The Caper announced that the vinyl pressing of Bad Astronaut LPs are actually in the works!

Here’s what he answered to a fan question:

“…Bad Astronaut LPs are in the works. I promise…”

If you’re a fan of his new label One Week Records, Joey mentioned that Fat Wreck Chords will be releasing Chris Cresswell “One Week” record on vinyl, and that the upcoming releases will be Joe Bergeron (Quebec singer/Songwriter) followed by Seattle based Betty And The Boys and singer/songwriter Laura Mardon from Australia.

If you wish you can read the entire Reddit sessions here.



Live Video: Bad Astronaut (“Single”, “Quiet”, and “Greg’s Estate”) – Melbourne, 2013

For those of you who have been missing Joey Cape’s old side project band Bad Astronaut here’s a tasty nugget for you.  It’s a video of the band performing a few songs (“Single”, “Quiet”, and “Greg’s Estate”) from the Melbourne stop of the Australian Hits And Pits tour.

Check it out below.

Bad Astronaut released their last album, “Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Dissapointment” in 2006 via Fat Wreck Chords.



Black Flag added to Australia’s Hits And Pits 2.0 tour (Boysetsfire, Bad Astronaut and more)

The already awesome Hits And Pits tour just got a whole lot awesomer!

The legendary Black Flag (the Ron Reyes/Greg Ginn version) have been added to the lineup of the cross-Australia tour that already included the likes of Boysetsfire, Bad Astronaut, Jughead’s Revenge, Off With Their Heads, The Ataris and more.

Surprisingly enough, Hits And Pits will serve as Black Flag’s first Australian tour. Click here for the full tour rundown.



Interview: Joey Cape talks NEW LAGWAGON ALBUM, Bad Astronaut b-sides and more

Whether you’re a staunchy old school punk or a fresh convert to the scene, chances are you know Lagwagon. In 1992 they were the first band to sign to Fat Wreck Chords and twenty years later I bared witness to the fact that they still kick ass on the Asbury Park stop of their headlining Fat Wreck Tour with Dead To Me, The Flatliners and Useless ID.  After the show I had the pleasure of sitting down with the charismatic (if not, inebriated) vocalist Joey Cape who filled me in on a bunch of interesting tidbits including what’s going on with that rumored Bad Astronaut b-sides album, and how things are coming along on that new Lagwagon album. Yes you heard me right; a new Lagwagon album is in the works.  Read all about it and more here.



Video: Jon Snodgrass and Joey Cape (Lagwagon) perform Bad Astronaut’s “Jessica’s Suicide” (Acoustic)

Jon Snodgrass of Drag the River and Joey Cape of Lagwagon and Bad Astronaut performed an acoustic version of Bad Astronaut’s “Jessica’s Suicide”.

The video can be viewed here.



Video: Bad Astronaut perform “San Francisco Serenade” live at Pouzza Fest 2011

Bad Astronaut (Joey Cape’s side-project) recently played at Pouzza Fest 2011 and luckily the guys over at RawCutMedia got some footage of the band playing their song “San Francisco Serenade,” off their most recent full-length album “Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Dissapointment.”

Check it out here.

“Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Dissapointment” released in 2006 via Fat Wreck Chords.



Pouzza Fest announced (Brendan Kelly, Bad Astronaut, The Queers, Dear Landlord, The Sainte Catherines, Banner Pilot)

Holy Hell, this looks like an awesome festival! Montreal’s Pouzza Fest has confirmed a bunch of great acts including Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms), Bad Astronaut, The Queers, Dear Landlord, The Sainte Catherines, Banner Pilot, Tom May (Menzingers), After the Fall, Such Gold, Dear Landlord, Junior Battles, Mixtapes and a whole lot more that make me extremely jealous I live absolutely nowhere near Montreal.

Pouzza Fest is a party / event that takes place downtown Montreal on May 20-21-22 2011. Featuring over 100 bands performing in 4 different venues, walkable from each other.



After The Fall posts upcoming North American tour dates

New York’s punk rock act After The Fall is going to be traveling a bit in the months to come to support their latest release Eradication. But don’t fret! If you live in New York and want to see these guys play a local show before they head off to Canada, you will have your chance…actually starting today! More dates posted here. After The Fall will be playing with Bad Astronaut, Such Gold, and a handful of others.

Eradication, After The Fall’s 3rd full-length album, was released last October on Mightier Than Sword Records. You can stream the album here.



Bad Astronaut and Jon Snodgrass announce five Canadian shows

Jon Snodgrass (Drag The River, Armchair Martian) and Bad Astronaut, one of Joey Cape’s side projects, will be embarking on a 5-date tour of Eastern Canada in May 2011. This will be the first time that Bad Astronaut will perform in Canada. Click here for the dates.

Bad Astronaut released “Acrophobe” this past September on Suburban Home Records.



Bad Astronaut announces pressing details, ordering info for “Acrophobe”

Bad Astronaut, one of Joey Cape’s side projects, has released the details for their upcoming album Acrophobe, which is being released through Suburban Home Records. The album will be up for ordering this Thursday, September 2, sometime in the morning (the label does business in MST) and the first pressing will be limited to 1000 between 4 colors. The album will be released by the end of September.

The full pressing details are available here.



Bad Astronaut playing shows without Derrick Plourde, announce vinyl release

bad-astronaut1Joey Cape announced that his Lagwagon side project Bad Astronaut will be doing very select shows in Southern California starting in July. Joey had previously stated that the band would never play without Derrick Plourde who passed away in 2005. Here’s his explanation for why they’re playing now:

“I have said for years I did not want to do a Bad Astronaut tour without Derrick Plourde, our late drummer. Well, we are touring in July and our decision to do it acoustic means that statement holds true. Anyway, I will announce the dates soon. I can tell you so far there are just a few and they are all in Southern California. We are also planning to begin releasing all of our records on Vinyl. They will be released by Vinyl Collective beginning with “Acrophobe” in July to coincide with our tour.” – Joey Cape

Bad Astronaut released their last album Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment on Fat Wreck Chords in 2006.