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. 8.30.2015
    Denver, CO
    National Western Complex
  2. 9.11.2015
    Chicago, IL
    RIOT FEST at Douglas Park
  3. 9.11.2015
    Chicago, IL
    Douglas Park
  4. 9.11.2015
    Chicago, IL
    Riot Fest, Douglas Park
  5. 9.12.2015
    Chicago, IL
    Douglas Park

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Hey ATL! We're gonna be at wrecking ball this Saturday! Come hang out and let's make party! Xoxo

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We are playing our own @RiotFest club show in Denver? Yes. We are. Go to http://t.co/n8qtRR7pOi for details.

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Whoa! We're playing @RiotFest in Chicago AND Denver?? Fuck yeah! We'll see you there. With a little luck, we'll be hangin w cube and snoop.

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Tonight brendan is in Normal Illinois at the firehouse. Party time. Last night of the world tour. Come get awesome!!!

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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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There's still some tickets to see us tonight in Denver at the marquis w @SuccessBand n @ElwayBand. Tonite's songs R 2 hot 4 @RiotFest

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There's still some tickets to see us tonight in Denver at the marquis w @SuccessBand n @ElwayBand. Tonite's songs R 2 hot 4 @RiotFest

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Tonight, earth turds of Denver!!!! We will melt your faces at the marquis along w @ElwayBand and @SuccessPunks. Let's @RiotFest already!

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HELLO CLEVELAND!!!
....er, Denver. Hi Denver. Stoked to see yall at our pre show at marquis on Saturday and @RiotFest on Sunday! Xoxo

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Only 10 days until @RiotFest Denver?!? Aaaah shit! Let's party!

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Thanks Atlanta! I got cut off at the backstage open bar and kicked out of the clermont. I'm a national hero!

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@thelawrencearms

There's still some tickets to see us tonight in Denver at the marquis w @SuccessBand n @ElwayBand. Tonite's songs R 2 hot 4 @RiotFest

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@thelawrencearms

Tonight, earth turds of Denver!!!! We will melt your faces at the marquis along w @ElwayBand and @SuccessPunks. Let's @RiotFest already!

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@thelawrencearms

HELLO CLEVELAND!!!
....er, Denver. Hi Denver. Stoked to see yall at our pre show at marquis on Saturday and @RiotFest on Sunday! Xoxo

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@thelawrencearms

Only 10 days until @RiotFest Denver?!? Aaaah shit! Let's party!

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@thelawrencearms

Thanks Atlanta! I got cut off at the backstage open bar and kicked out of the clermont. I'm a national hero!

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@thelawrencearms

Hey ATL! We're gonna be at wrecking ball this Saturday! Come hang out and let's make party! Xoxo

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@thelawrencearms

We are playing our own @RiotFest club show in Denver? Yes. We are. Go to http://t.co/n8qtRR7pOi for details.

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@thelawrencearms

Whoa! We're playing @RiotFest in Chicago AND Denver?? Fuck yeah! We'll see you there. With a little luck, we'll be hangin w cube and snoop.

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@thelawrencearms

Tonight brendan is in Normal Illinois at the firehouse. Party time. Last night of the world tour. Come get awesome!!!

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We Are literally the best band ever. If you disagree, take your wrong-ass opinion to the shop. Let's party.

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We’re excited to announce that we are playing The Wrecking Ball Atlanta! Come party with us and 50+ other bands. It's The Masquerade’s 25th anniversary. I think we should get weird. TLA hearts the ATL. It's been too long.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, April 6th. Full lineup and details can be found at wreckingballatl.com

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