JOEY CAPE
A GOOD YEAR TO FORGET

Compact Disc

JOEY CAPE
A GOOD YEAR TO FORGET

Compact Disc

FAT WRECK CHORDS(FAT140CD)

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Originally known as the singer, songwriter, and founder of both Lagwagon and Bad Astronaut, JOEY CAPE has established himself as a recognised solo artist over the past 15 years.
As with pretty much everyone on the planet, 2020 was a challenging year for Joey. At the onset he was going through difficult transitions on multiple fronts. Then the pandemic hit, and Joey found himself dealing with things he had never experienced before all at once. The result is A Good Year to Forget, a record that encapsulates all the trials and tribulations of the 12 months that inspired it. Written entirely in isolation in a makeshift home recording studio at his mother’s house, JOEY CAPE was able to create a beautiful, warm record that captures the pure essence of its songs. Hushed and haunted, there’s an almost Nick Drakeian poignancy to these 12 songs, especially on the wistful “The Poetry in Our Mistakes” and the forlorn-yet-somehow-uplifting “Saturday Night Fever.” “Come Home,” a song inspired directly by words his mother had spoken to him on the phone, is a beautifully melancholy, slightly folky tune full of hurt and longing that also manages to be reassuring at the same time. Elsewhere, “Under the Doormat” is a harrowingly beautiful ode to a lost love of the past. “Check Your Ego at the Door” is a ballroom lament steeped in timelessness, while “Fictional” is a scornful take on the false images and lives that proliferate on social media.
Despite JOEY CAPE’s isolation while writing A Good Year to Forget, his fans will hear much more than just a voice, guitar, and bass on this record.  Indeed, he ended up playing a plethora of instruments when recording the album, including electric and lap steel guitars, piano, mandolin, and drums.  Additional final flourishes were added at fellow Bad Astronaut band member Thom Flowers’ studio and Sean McCue’s Coyote Road Studios.

A Good Year to Forget finds the positive in the negatives to become a record of pure triumphant beauty!

TRACK LIST

1. A Good Year to Forget
2. Nickel and Lead
3. The Poetry in Our Mistakes
4. It Could Be Real
5. Check Your Ego at the Door
6. We Might Be Wrong
7. Saturday Night Fever
8. Under the Doormat
9. Infertile Ground
10. Heavy Lies the Head
11. Fictional
12. Come Home
Colour : None
Product type : Compact Disc
Item no. : FAT140CD
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