LISTEN: Lagwagon Release New Metal-Leaning Single, “Surviving California”

Fat Wreck Chords and longstanding California punk band Lagwagon are excited to present “Surviving California,” (below) a track penned by frontman Joey Cape that serves as both a personal and political treatise on the socio-economic state of America today. As the second track lifted from the Friday, October 4 release of the band’s ninth studio album, RAILER), “Surviving California” carries with it messages related to the ecological and personal in addition to wealth, standards of living and the well-being of its inhabitants. Cape had the following to share about the genesis of the song:

“Yes, California has elements of a paradise but it is overpopulated and there are many issues as a result. A land so desirable brings pockets of wealth, ‘debtors of the dream’, people who gentrify areas and turn towns into gated communities. Later the wealth crest spills and pushes into less affluent areas. Standards for wealth reflection are lowered and people living beyond their means are priced out of their homes. Many people lose everything and the state’s moderate climate sets the stage for a very Californian lack of empathy and sympathy.”

Fat Wreck Chords and longstanding California punk band Lagwagon are excited to present “Surviving California,” a track penned by frontman Joey Cape that serves as both a personal and political treatise on the socio-economic state of America today. As the second track lifted from the Friday, October 4 release of the band’s ninth studio album, RAILER (pre-order), “Surviving California” carries with it messages related to the ecological and personal in addition to wealth, standard of living and the well-being of its inhabitants. Cape had the following to share about the genesis of the song:

“Yes, California has elements of a paradise but it is overpopulated and there are many issues as a result. A land so desirable brings pockets of wealth, ‘debtors of the dream’, people who gentrify areas and turn towns into gated communities. Later the wealth crest spills and pushes into less affluent areas. Standards for wealth reflection are lowered and people living beyond their means are priced out of their homes. Many people lose everything and the state’s moderate climate sets the stage for a very Californian lack of empathy and sympathy.”

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