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Bad Astronaut was an / band founded in 2000 by Joey Cape, singer from Lagwagon. In Bad Astronaut, Cape explores a new style of pop, with lyrics often about deep and intricate personal matters.

Following the suicide of drummer and longtime friend Derrick Plourde (who was also the original drummer for Lagwagon) in 2005, Bad Astronaut has disbanded. Their third and final full-length album, entitled Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment, was released in 2006 on Fat Wreck Chords.

In 2007, Joey started another project called Afterburner. They have released 4 acoustic songs via their Myspace page.


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  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 6:48pm Reply
  • Behemeth

    @tallsaint, 100% agreed.

    3 May 3:11am Reply
  • tallsaint

    Houston is Joey Cape's magnum opus. I really wish his work after this was just as beautiful. Layer upon layer of gorgeous melody exists in this record. What a masterpiece.

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • J-Visual

    saddest band ever. will always be one of my all-time favorite bands.

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • findpeace

    I'd say Houston is their best, and 12 Steps the worst... funny how we all feel different :).

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • sidewinder03

    Apparently Bad Astronaut are playing in Santa Barbara, CA on August 13! Hope that means something good - whether more touring or new material.

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • poppunknerd182

    You say that like they are still a band......

    11 Jul 2011 Reply
  • dannybwheeler

    Disarm is a masterpiece. Maybe their finest work yet.

    20 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Maggi1337

    12 small steps is flawless houston has some really good songs, but to me some songs are kind of annoying acrophobe is an ep + covers not saying houston and acrophobe are bad, but 12 small steps is their peak

    21 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Simonofx87

    @ThomGreenwood: Everytime I change my opinion about what album I prefer..they made 3 beautiful and different albums! =)

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • ThomGreenwood

    Does anyone else think Acrophobe is the best thing they ever did?

    14 Nov 2010 Reply
  • NeoclassicSoul

    Great stuff.

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
  • prufrock23

    I saw em play in Anaheim,CA....blew my mind away

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • MarioLPR

    So underrated...

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Jette-Mine

    i love linoneum <3'

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • joaco_garcia

    ¿Te gustará esta canción después de 17 años? Post de Punk Rock Song inspirado en la canción 17 Years de Bad Astronaut y Armchair Martian

    20 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Maggi1337

    youre pretty damn lucky!! i think it was a bad idea to reunite the band though. if joey says there's no bad astronaut without derrick plourde, he should stick to it.

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • elpeligro13

    They just announced their mini-tour. I can't tell you how excited I was when they announced that they're playing right down my street! It's a dream come true.

    28 Apr 2010 Reply
  • pricey123

    pretty much anything joey cape touches turns to gold. Twelve Small Steps is a brilliant listen

    16 Apr 2010 Reply
  • poppunknerd182

    I'm very surprised Minus is the top played track.

    4 Mar 2010 Reply
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