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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Remember: the Los Angeles Rams is an exact anagram for the Lawrence arms. Also remember: the Pats are trumpers, and… https://t.co/FY80YujPsZ

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Mccool and beex just did the ceremonial exchange of the first 2 new demo tunes. A goat was sacrificed, as usual, bu… https://t.co/nz0sOP4tmr

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Beex has risen! Brendan had some stuff he wanted share with y'all:

Wow, War on X-Mas was so great I literally woke from it just now. Thanks to everyone who came out. I'm also doing some upcoming solo shows, including Milwaukee on Friday. Here's an interview I did about that show and uh... the world at large.

1/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club (with Sincere Engineer)
1/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Resident
1/19 – San Diego ...

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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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In honor of our 20 year anniversary, here’s a picture of our idols, the goo goo dolls. https://t.co/6UacpNLgKh

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In honor of our 20 year anniversary, here’s a picture of our idols, the goo goo dolls. https://t.co/6UacpNLgKh

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Retroactive self portrait. The fartist 20 yrs ago. https://t.co/vauIFThM0a

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Revisiting the first record on this 20th year anniversary. And it’s maybe better than I thought. Did you know “take… https://t.co/Im80aSASk5

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20 years. Here’s a much nicer take on where we started than we deserve https://t.co/viNUtMmb8P

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It’s our 20 year anniversary! Happy Lawrence arms day!! Thank you for sticking with us assholes. We love you so https://t.co/d8rcS29ENJ

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@thelawrencearms

In honor of our 20 year anniversary, here’s a picture of our idols, the goo goo dolls. https://t.co/6UacpNLgKh

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@thelawrencearms

Retroactive self portrait. The fartist 20 yrs ago. https://t.co/vauIFThM0a

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@thelawrencearms

Revisiting the first record on this 20th year anniversary. And it’s maybe better than I thought. Did you know “take… https://t.co/Im80aSASk5

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@thelawrencearms

20 years. Here’s a much nicer take on where we started than we deserve https://t.co/viNUtMmb8P

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@thelawrencearms

It’s our 20 year anniversary! Happy Lawrence arms day!! Thank you for sticking with us assholes. We love you so https://t.co/d8rcS29ENJ

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@thelawrencearms

Remember: the Los Angeles Rams is an exact anagram for the Lawrence arms. Also remember: the Pats are trumpers, and… https://t.co/FY80YujPsZ

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@thelawrencearms

Mccool and beex just did the ceremonial exchange of the first 2 new demo tunes. A goat was sacrificed, as usual, bu… https://t.co/nz0sOP4tmr

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Beex has risen! Brendan had some stuff he wanted share with y'all:

Wow, War on X-Mas was so great I literally woke from it just now. Thanks to everyone who came out. I'm also doing some upcoming solo shows, including Milwaukee on Friday. Here's an interview I did about that show and uh... the world at large.

1/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club (with Sincere Engineer)
1/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Resident
1/19 – San Diego ...

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War successfully waged. See y’all tomorrow.

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MERCH HATH ARRIVED AND THE WAR HAS BEGUN.

There's still some tix for tonight with A Wilhelm Scream + Canadian Rifle. ALSO: we're gonna release ~20 tickets for Friday and Saturday, so you can still walk up and join the battle... 💀🎅💀🎅

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