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. 12.13.2018
    Chicago, IL
    Bottom Lounge
  2. 12.14.2018
    Chicago, IL
    Bottom Lounge
  3. 12.15.2018
    Chicago, IL
    Bottom Lounge

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, eh? We've assembled a team of 6 reindeer to pull this party sled (A Wilhelm Scream, Canadian Rifle, American Steel, Ramona USA, The Lillingtons, #TheLippies) and we're also raising some money for the ACLU, because nothing says War on Xmas like having the right to continue to say “War on Xmas.” Tix go on sale Wednesday, and we should remind you naughty elves that all 3 shows sold out ...

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We are back to wage war on Christmas and this time, we’ve brought six (6!) amazing bands with us over 3 pertinently… https://t.co/kKYohbe4Ck

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A few words from Brendan...

"I like my steel made in America, my Stormtroopers dying to familiar Teutonic screams, and my ape men spotted on the moon. Unrelated: we have some War On Christmas news coming up on Monday, so strap down your dicks."

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We finally have an official instagram: the_lawrence_arms_official. Check it out.

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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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Hey hey, BK here. As some of you know, I have another project called the Wandering Birds and we have a new record coming soon and I'll be doing a bunch of shows to support it too. It's a really different vibe than the Arms or The Falcon, so sniff some glue, grab some tequila, turn off the lights, and open your mind. Or whatever, man.

Check out this new song, written while sitting shotgun, cruising through small ...

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Hey hey, BK here. As some of you know, I have another project called the Wandering Birds and we have a new record coming soon and I'll be doing a bunch of shows to support it too. It's a really different vibe than the Arms or The Falcon, so sniff some glue, grab some tequila, turn off the lights, and open your mind. Or whatever, man.

Check out this new song, written while sitting shotgun, cruising through small ...

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@thelawrencearms

If Beto wins, we will tour Texas.

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Now is your chance! Join us and take up arms against the scourge of Xmas today! Your tickets can be accessed in the… https://t.co/ZZ8xuQQIFx

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Looks like our friends at Riot Fest, in an attempt to assure that this War On Xmas is victorious, have decided to create an “Unholy Trinity” pass, in which you can buy tickets to all three days and thereby avoid some fees and service charges and whatever else it is that Jesus makes you do when you take communion one wafer at a time, or whatever. Anyway, embrace your inner sinner and go full glutton with the Unholy Trinity War ...

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@thelawrencearms

Uh. Let’s try this again. This will be fun. The shows will sell out, so get tickets ASAP so we can all celebrate th… https://t.co/9omf2cQThP

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Hey hey, BK here. As some of you know, I have another project called the Wandering Birds and we have a new record coming soon and I'll be doing a bunch of shows to support it too. It's a really different vibe than the Arms or The Falcon, so sniff some glue, grab some tequila, turn off the lights, and open your mind. Or whatever, man.

Check out this new song, written while sitting shotgun, cruising through small ...

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@thelawrencearms

If Beto wins, we will tour Texas.

See Original

@thelawrencearms

Now is your chance! Join us and take up arms against the scourge of Xmas today! Your tickets can be accessed in the… https://t.co/ZZ8xuQQIFx

See Original

Looks like our friends at Riot Fest, in an attempt to assure that this War On Xmas is victorious, have decided to create an “Unholy Trinity” pass, in which you can buy tickets to all three days and thereby avoid some fees and service charges and whatever else it is that Jesus makes you do when you take communion one wafer at a time, or whatever. Anyway, embrace your inner sinner and go full glutton with the Unholy Trinity War ...

See Original

@thelawrencearms

Uh. Let’s try this again. This will be fun. The shows will sell out, so get tickets ASAP so we can all celebrate th… https://t.co/9omf2cQThP

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, eh? We've assembled a team of 6 reindeer to pull this party sled (A Wilhelm Scream, Canadian Rifle, American Steel, Ramona USA, The Lillingtons, #TheLippies) and we're also raising some money for the ACLU, because nothing says War on Xmas like having the right to continue to say “War on Xmas.” Tix go on sale Wednesday, and we should remind you naughty elves that all 3 shows sold out ...

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@thelawrencearms

We are back to wage war on Christmas and this time, we’ve brought six (6!) amazing bands with us over 3 pertinently… https://t.co/kKYohbe4Ck

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A few words from Brendan...

"I like my steel made in America, my Stormtroopers dying to familiar Teutonic screams, and my ape men spotted on the moon. Unrelated: we have some War On Christmas news coming up on Monday, so strap down your dicks."

See Original

@thelawrencearms

We finally have an official instagram: the_lawrence_arms_official. Check it out.

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@thelawrencearms

So we’ve got black walls, white dreadlocks, ponytails on men, purple haired ladies, smoking inside and primus blast… https://t.co/JJOH0njEpq

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Germans. Is there anything they can’t do? For example, they just interviewed Beex about our upcoming European tour:

8/2 - Blackpool, UK @ Rebellion Punk Music Festival
8/3 - London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
8/4 - Duffel, Belgium @ Brakrock Ecofest
8/5 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli
8/6 - Trier, Germany @ Lucky's Luke
8/7 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
8/8 - Wels, Austria @ Alter Schlachthof
8/10 - Tolmin, Slovenia @ Punk Rock Holiday

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