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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Welp. Now Friday AND Saturday are sold out. There are still a few Thursday night tix left so DONT SLEEP ON GETTING… https://t.co/Myzd1HTPDb

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Not to alarm you, but there aren’t many tickets left to our war on Xmas shows. Also, just realized we are gonna hav… https://t.co/FJb2duS6uH

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Remember when that worthless shitsack woman lashed herself to the twitter building as though anyone ever at all any… https://t.co/Y4Tub30qhz

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This is Bella. Bella is 14, taught herself how to play piano, and already does a way better version of this song th… https://t.co/KhXtcUCWQF

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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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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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@thelawrencearms

Just wrote the set list for the war on Xmas shows and enlisted a special extra musician for Thursday night, coincid… https://t.co/dIY57T2oPN

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War on Xmas is exactly ONE WEEK AWAY, and now 2 outta 3 shows are sold out. We have some rare vinyl, making some wacky merch, and have more good stuff planned.

Get them tix: https://riotfest.org/lawrence-arms-4th-annual-war-on-xmas/

Now watch 14yo Bella, who actually has talent, play a TLA song...

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@thelawrencearms

War successfully waged. See y’all tomorrow.

See Original

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... 💀🎅💀🎅

See Original

@thelawrencearms

Just wrote the set list for the war on Xmas shows and enlisted a special extra musician for Thursday night, coincid… https://t.co/dIY57T2oPN

See Original

War on Xmas is exactly ONE WEEK AWAY, and now 2 outta 3 shows are sold out. We have some rare vinyl, making some wacky merch, and have more good stuff planned.

Get them tix: https://riotfest.org/lawrence-arms-4th-annual-war-on-xmas/

Now watch 14yo Bella, who actually has talent, play a TLA song...

See Original

@thelawrencearms

Welp. Now Friday AND Saturday are sold out. There are still a few Thursday night tix left so DONT SLEEP ON GETTING… https://t.co/Myzd1HTPDb

See Original

@thelawrencearms

Not to alarm you, but there aren’t many tickets left to our war on Xmas shows. Also, just realized we are gonna hav… https://t.co/FJb2duS6uH

See Original

@thelawrencearms

Remember when that worthless shitsack woman lashed herself to the twitter building as though anyone ever at all any… https://t.co/Y4Tub30qhz

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@thelawrencearms

This is Bella. Bella is 14, taught herself how to play piano, and already does a way better version of this song th… https://t.co/KhXtcUCWQF

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Last weekend Brendan went to the bar and made a video. This weekend he plays Chicago. More solo shows all over the land, so go get weird with him:

12/1 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
12/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (with Sincere Engineer)
12/7 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE (with Sincere Engineer)
12/8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds (with Sincere Engineer
12/28 – Denver, CO @ Streets of London
12/31 – Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7 (with Garrett Dale)
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War on Xmas update: As of last week, Saturday is sold out. The others will too. But your lazy ass still has a chance to get into the puppet show if you act fast. Act fast.

Also happening is (surprise!) the annual after-party hangover fix on Sunday with American Steel, The Lillingtons, and The Reaganomics. We get the day off, but your liver does not.

War on Xmas tix: https://riotfest.org/2018/09/the-lawrence-arms-war-on-x-mas-2/
Matinee tix: https://www.ticketfly ...

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