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.”

Chris and Bren sat down with Alternative Press and managed to squeeze Porky's and Kierkegaard into the same sentence.

UK + Europe shows start in 3 weeks:

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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Hey hey, we're making a rare trip over to Europe next month and have an extra day in London on August 1st. Gives us some more time with your renowned Brown Sauce and a chance for me (Brendan, hi!) and SUNDOWNER to play a solo show. We invited Sam Russo too cuz we need to borrow his guitars. JK, Sam rules and he's bringing the Brown Sauce too.

Tix for London with Sundowner + Bren + Sam: http://www.wegottickets ...

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What's next for The Champions of the World, you ask? Probably take our big-ass trophy down to THE FEST in October. Brendan and Chris (SUNDOWNER) will also be playing solo sets.

And despite what you may have heard, Tony's penis is hardly deformed at all. Seeya in Gainesville!

Go here for stuff: https://thefestfl.com/

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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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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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@thelawrencearms

Germans. Is there anything they can’t do? For example, they just interviewed beex about our upcoming European tour https://t.co/r2jWh1VS2t

See Original

@thelawrencearms

The extraordinary talents at @AltPress put this interview together and the editing and production and everything is… https://t.co/SMQmJd3Etm

See Original

@thelawrencearms

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

See Original

@thelawrencearms

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

See Original

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

See Original

@thelawrencearms

Germans. Is there anything they can’t do? For example, they just interviewed beex about our upcoming European tour https://t.co/r2jWh1VS2t

See Original

@thelawrencearms

The extraordinary talents at @AltPress put this interview together and the editing and production and everything is… https://t.co/SMQmJd3Etm

See Original

Chris and Bren sat down with Alternative Press and managed to squeeze Porky's and Kierkegaard into the same sentence.

UK + Europe shows start in 3 weeks:

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

See Original

Hey hey, we're making a rare trip over to Europe next month and have an extra day in London on August 1st. Gives us some more time with your renowned Brown Sauce and a chance for me (Brendan, hi!) and SUNDOWNER to play a solo show. We invited Sam Russo too cuz we need to borrow his guitars. JK, Sam rules and he's bringing the Brown Sauce too.

Tix for London with Sundowner + Bren + Sam: http://www.wegottickets ...

See Original

What's next for The Champions of the World, you ask? Probably take our big-ass trophy down to THE FEST in October. Brendan and Chris (SUNDOWNER) will also be playing solo sets.

And despite what you may have heard, Tony's penis is hardly deformed at all. Seeya in Gainesville!

Go here for stuff: https://thefestfl.com/

See Original

@thelawrencearms

Sometimes it seems weird how we are the best band of all time. But then I remember that that’s just how the science… https://t.co/ZzB1pxCv86

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