Tuesday, June 14, 2011

JOEY CAPE'S BAD LOUD (GOOD AND NOT THAT LOUD): LAGWAGON SINGER STARTS NEW BAND



Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape's one busy dude. And just to prove it, he's started a new band: Joey Cape's Bad Loud.

The lineup includes: Asher Simon (drums), Carl Raether (bass) and Cape (guitar, vocals). And together, they've just released a name-your-price download of reworked Caper originals (promising new material ASAP).

They're not pulling any punches either - the album was recorded at The Blasting Room with Bill Stevenson and mastered by Jason Livermore.


Here to listen to and download the full album.

Straight from the Caper's mouth:

"Here is my new band, 'Bad Loud'. We are working on new material now but, in the meantime, here are new versions of songs from my previous acoustic records that have been given the 'Bad Loud' treatment. Donate what you want. Anything you can give will help us release more music in this same way. Cheers! Joey".


4 comments:

  1. The man is a song writing machine! Just a pity that energy hasn't resulted in another return to form album for Lagwagon. Bad Loud feels a lot like The Playing Favourites or Bad Astronaut with less of the production and instrument experimentation associated with those earlier side projects.

    I see he's gone the "pay what you feel it's worth" route of Radiohead's that Joey so admired at the time you last interviewed him.

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  2. Yeah, I wonder if there's a future for Lagwagon now that Jesse's gone... According to Wikipedia, they've already got a new bassist called Joe Raposo.

    Digging Bad Loud though. Sounds more like a natural continuation from Lagwagon.

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  3. Shit, Raposo's from RKL! Incestuous bunch hey?

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  4. Oh yes! Apart from Joey, every single member of Lagwagon's current lineup has played with RKL ha ha ha :-) There's some footage on YouTube of 2011 'wagon shows with Raposo on bass, and even a collaboration with No Use on an "Ace of Spades" cover.

    Bad Loud does sound like a natural follow up to "I think my older brother ..." but I still wouldn't mind another Blaze with tearing solos on every second song.

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