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Joey Cape is the lead vocalist for the melodic punk rock band Lagwagon, from Santa Barbara, California who have completed nine albums to date. He is also lead vocalist for the experimental band Bad Astronaut and guitarist in the cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. In addition, Joey Cape released a split CD with Tony Sly of No Use for a Name, featuring acoustic versions of Lagwagon and No Use For a Name songs. Both Cape and Sly also contributed one unreleased/new song to the split. Cape's was entitled, 'Violet', a song writen for his daughter of the same name.
In 1996, Cape created a record label called My Records that released its debut album, Nerf Herder's self-titled album. My Records is no longer in operation.
In 1999-2000, Cape spent the hiatus of Lagwagon working on two side projects: Bad Astronaut and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. This slowed down Cape's work on Lagwagon until 2002. Cape, with Lagwagon, later released (Blaze in 2003 and Resolve in 2005).
Joey Cape is also a record producer. He has produced records by The Ataris, Nerf Herder and his own bands Lagwagon and Bad Astronaut.