by Andrew Sacher

Joey Cape

Fat Wreck Chords is having quite the year. A bunch of bands just wrapped up the label's 25th anniversary tour, including a band that's been on Fat for over two decades, Lagwagon. Lagwagon's frontman Joey Cape (also of Bad Astronaut and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) is now set to release his third solo album, Stitch Puppy, which follows 2011's Doesn't Play Well with Others. It's an entirely acoustic album, using guitar, piano, cello, mandolin and percussion, and some of it ("Broken," "Cope," "Tracks") gets pretty melancholic. Longtime fans will surely dig, but even if you don't listen to Lagwagon (or punk at all), this is just a good singer/songwriter album. It comes out this Friday (pre-order) and the full stream premieres below.

Joey will be supporting it on tour with Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom and Jo Bergeron, and that tour hits NYC on September 30 at The Bowery Electric. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Joey was also just added to The Fest, along with The So So Glos (also playing Pre-Fest), Dave Dondero, Strange Wilds, Bob Nanna, Deforesters, Options, The Record Collection, The Penske File, Joliette (MX), Sammy Stephens, Mike Llerena, Cut It Out, Wilderness Dream, Scavuzzos, Hard Luck Society, Greg Rekus, Boyfriend Material, Waylon Thorton and the Heavy Hands, Jesse LeBourdais, Freddy Fuddpucker, The Thin Skins, Blood on the Harp, Wax Wings, The Yams, and Kiiks (FY).

All Joey's tour dates are listed, with the album stream, below...

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Joey Cape -- 2015 Tour Dates
09/15/15 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre*
09/16/15 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern*
09/17/15 Vancouver, BC Canada The Cobalt #
09/18/15 Kelowna, BC Canada Habitat #
09/19/15 Edmonton, AB Canada The Buckingham #
09/20/15 Calgary, AB Canada Broken City* (w/ Steve Rawles)
09/22/15 Winnipeg, MB Canada West End Cultural Center #
09/23/15 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club*
09/24/15 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen*
09/25/15 London, ON Canada London Music Hall*%
09/26/15 Toronto, ON Canada Horseshoe*%
09/27/15 Laval, QC Canada Bar Le Repaire*%
09/29/15 Providence, RI The Parlour*%
09/30/15 New York, NY The Bowery Electric*%
10/01/15 Washington, DC Black Cat*%
10/02/15 Charlotte, NC The Milestone Club*
10/03/15 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade*
10/04/15 Charleston, SC Tin Roof*
10/06/15 Nashville, TN The End*
10/07/15 St. Louis, MO The Demo*
10/09/15 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge*
10/11/15 Tucson, AZ Club Congress*
10/13/15 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar*
10/14/15 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick*^
10/15/15 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room*^
10/16/15 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones* (w/ Dave Hause)
10/17/15 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill*^
10/30 - 11/1 Gainesville, FL The Fest

* - w/ Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
^ - w/ Betty & The Boy
# - w/ KJ Jansen, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
% - w/ Jo Bergeron