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Joey Cape

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February 6th, 2009 · post by jas · Make a comment

Record label: Suburban Home Records

Joey Cape is awesome. Suburban Home is awesome for churning out so much good shit at the moment. If you don’t know who Joey is, where have you been? He’s the frontman of punk rock mainstays Lagwagon, and now-disbanded indie rockers Bad Astronaut. He also finds time to tour and record with covers supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, which features members of NOFX and Swingin’ Utters.

This CD is great. It’s very serene, like if Bad Astronaut had met up with Dave House in the middle of the night and decided to jam in a studio entirely made of cotton wool. Quiet, mellow and chilled out pretty much describes the result.

But it’s not just Joey and a guitar on here. Someone who I assume is his kid also makes a guest appearance chatting away on track three ‘Canoe’, which is sweet, and there’s keyboard adding to the ambience. On the last song, ‘Home’, a full band kicks in, so it finishes on a punchier note.

Overall, this record feels as if it is well thought out and rounded, but I think it’s more of a grower than an immediate favourite, much like Bad Astronaut’s stuff.

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