The Lawrence Arms - Metropole
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: January 28, 2014

E.U. Release Date: January 27, 2014

Label: Epitaph

Recording Year: 2013

UPC/EAN Code: 45778730360

Metropole

The Lawrence Arms

About Metropole by The Lawrence Arms

Metropole was recorded at Chicago's Atlas Studios with co-producer Matt Allison who has also worked with Chicago-punk-scene veterans Alkaline Trio. The follow-up to their 2009 Fat Wreck Chords EP Buttsweat and Tears, the new venture takes the band's gritty punk rock and fiery spirit, to reveal a new passion of the band for storytelling-through-songwriting. Take the bravely personal lyrics of "You Are Here" where McCaughan ironically sings "Days just keep rolling on / They won’t miss me when I’m gone / I’m the chorus to that lonely street / Just footsteps fading to a dying beat". But it is clear that after a long hiatus, dedicated fans have missed The Lawrence Arms and are ready for the band's most dynamic album to date.

The multi-year break between albums ultimately went a long way in refining the band’s vision and sound. “Because of the way we exist as a band, it was important for us to wait until we knew we had something to say that was sharp and pointed and dynamic and incisive,” says Kelly. “And if we didn’t have that, then we’d just rather not make a record, ‘cause fuck it.”

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  1. 8.3.2019
    Garwood, NJ
    Crossroads
  2. 8.4.2019
    Mckees Rocks, PA
    Roxian Theatre
  3. 8.5.2019
    Buffalo, NY
    Rec Room - Buffalo
  4. 8.6.2019
    Buffalo, NY
    Venue - TBD
  5. 8.7.2019
    Royal Oak, MI
    Royal Oak Music Theatre

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The Lawrence Arms

The Lawrence Arms

For their first full-length album in nearly eight years, the Lawrence Arms amped up their brand of gritty punk with a newly deepened passion for ...

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*extremely German guy from beerfest voice: “I remember my first beer.” And here it is. Our first beer. Get some.… https://t.co/EMn16edhLC

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@thelawrencearms

*extremely German guy from beerfest voice: “I remember my first beer.” And here it is. Our first beer. Get some.

https://t.co/G62npryCXY

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@thelawrencearms

Less than 30 tix left for our philly area show at Neshaminy Creek Brewing. Don’t snooze. Big things are afoot https://t.co/k7STBFUBzR

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@thelawrencearms

Welp, we are playing buffalo on August 5th and the initial ticket buy was 69. Very nice.

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@thelawrencearms

It’s been almost 20 years, Milwaukee. Don’t fuck it up. 🤘🏼

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@thelawrencearms

Full band demos. 7 down, 7 to go. Pretty stoked so far. See ya tomorrow, Milwaukee

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@thelawrencearms

Hold on, Alabama did something shortsighted cruel and stupid? Now I’ve herd evrything. Stay strong cool Alabama. We… https://t.co/GCSg1V5HSM

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