Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape announces new solo album (with creepy cover art), headlining tour

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Joey Cape
photo: Rudy DeDoncker

It’s been nearly five years since Lagwagon singer Joey Cape released a solo album, so it’s about time the guy put out a new record. This one, Cape’s third solo LP, will be called Stitch Puppy and will come out on September 4 via his record label, One Week Records, in conjunction with his longtime label Fat Wreck Chords. Here’s the cover art. It’s kinda creepy:

So what exactly is a stitch puppy? Cape explains:

“Stitch Puppy was inspired by a doll my daughter made me a few years back. It’s a sort of Victorian mourning doll. Stitch is my most prized possession. Put it this way, if my house were to burn down, after my family and the animals, Stitch would be top priority. My idea to wear his costume stems from years of thinking of him as some representation of purity, loss and the strength that follows. Stitch Puppy seems to be alone, which is the way it feels to mourn the loss someone you love or to be abandoned, stood up. We are all disappointed by life’s disloyalties and losses but somehow the wiser for them. We transform from victim to guide. We are witness to these things and the beauty in between. That’s it. That’s how I see Stitch Puppy. Not defeated. Simply the wise witness I aim to be.”

Cape will support the album with a tour across North America this September and October; dates:

09/15/15 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/16/15 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/17/15 Vancouver, BC Canada The Cobalt w/ KJ Jansen, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/18/15 Kelowna, BC Canada Habitat w/ KJ Jansen, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/19/15 Edmonton, AB Canada The Buckingham w/ KJ Jansen, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/20/15 Calgary, AB Canada Broken City w/ KJ Jansen, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/22/15 Winnipeg, MB Canada West End Cultural Center w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/23/15 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/24/15 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/25/15 London, ON Canada London Music Hall w/ Jo Bergeron, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/26/15 Toronto, ON Canada Horseshoe w/ Jo Bergeron, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/27/15 Laval, QC, Canada Bar Le Repaire w/ Jo Bergeron, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/29/15 Providence, RI The Parlour w/ Jo Bergeron, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
09/30/15 New York, NY The Bowery Electric w/ Jo Bergeron, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/01/15 Washington, DC Black Cat w/ Jo Bergeron, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/02/15 Charlotte, NC The Milestone Club w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/03/15 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/04/15 Charleston, SC Tin Roof w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/06/15 Nashville, TN The End w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/07/15 St. Louis, MO The Demo w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/09/15 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/11/15 Tucson, AZ Club Congress w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/13/15 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar w/ Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/14/15 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick w/ Betty and the Boy, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/15/15 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room w/ Betty and the Boy, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom
10/17/15 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill w/ Betty and the Boy, Laura Mardon, Walt Hamburger, Brian Wahlstrom