Bad Astronaut

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Bad Astronaut
Bad Astronaut in Eagle Rock, CA - July 2010.JPG
Bad Astronaut playing at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock, CA. July 10, 2010
Background information
Genres Indie
Punk rock
Years active 2000–2006 , 2010 -
Labels Honest Don's
Fat Wreck Chords
Associated acts Lagwagon
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Sugarcult
Website Official Website
Past members Joey Cape
Marko DeSantis
Derrick Plourde
Angus Cooke
Thom Flowers
Jonathan Cox
Todd Capps

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

The band released its debut album, "Acrophobe" in 2001, followed by Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem in 2002 on "Honest Don's Records." The band released its third and final album, Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment on November 14, 2006 on Fat Wreck Chords. Upon the album's release, Joey Cape announced, "without Derrick, there is no Bad Astronaut" on the band's MySpace page [1], deciding the resulting record would be the last for Bad Astronaut. (Drummer Derrick Plourde committed suicide in March 2005.) Joey Cape expressed plans on releasing a b-sides album sometime in the future. Bad Astronaut reformed to play their first ever live shows in July 2010. They played 4 shows in California, with Mike Hale of In the Red and Joey Cape doing a solo act as the openers.

Discography[edit]

Music Videos[edit]

  • "The Passenger" (2002)

Band members[edit]

  • Joey Cape – Lead Vocals, Guitar
  • Marko DeSantis – Bass
  • Derrick Plourde – Drums (deceased since 2005)
  • Angus Cooke – Cello,Percussion, Vocals
  • Thom Flowers – Guitar, Vocals
  • Jonathan Cox – Keyboard
  • Todd Capps – Keyboard, Vocals
  • Eric Herzog - Drums

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