California legends Lagwagon shared another song from their upcoming rager, 'Railer,' which hits the streets on October 4th via Fat Wreck Chords. The track is aptly titled, 'Surviving California,' and serves as both a personal and political treatise on the socio-economic state of living in California today.
Joey 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.”