Lagwagon is an American punk rock band originally based in the small town Goleta located just outside Santa Barbara, California. They are widely regarded within punk rock circles as one of the most underrated and hard-working bands of all time. The name "Lagwagon" originally started as the name of a van in which they used to tour. A picture of the Lagwagon can be seen on the backside of the album Trashed. They have released 10 CDs through Fat Wreck Chords: seven studio albums, one EP, one live album and collection of unpublished and rare songs of them. Lead singer Joey Cape is also in the punk rock cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, the Playing Favorites, and the now defunct Bad Astronaut.
The band went on hiatus around 2000 and reunited in 2002 with a come back album Blaze, which was released in the following year. The group insists that they never broke up, merely taking a brief hiatus with plans to record again. In 2004, Joey released a split acoustic album together with No Use for a Name vocalist Tony Sly, which features acoustic versions of songs by both bands. Their latest album, entitled Resolve, was released on the 1st of November 2005 and is a homage to the life of Derrick Plourde, original drummer for Lagwagon and Bad Astronaut.
Despite earlier reports that Lagwagon would begin work on their next studio album, the band has announced plans to tour Europe in the summer of 2008. Frontman Joey Cape has also been busy working on his first solo album. According to posts on the message board of Lagwagon's official website, it is unlikely that they will make a new album this year, partly due to Cape's solo commitments.