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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The Lawrence Arms

The Lawrence Arms

The Lawrence Arms are a lot of things but predictable isn’t one of them. Since forming in Chicago in 1999—the trio of bassist ...

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Love Neil? Check out our new video, which is really the natural arrival point of where we’ve been headed this whole… https://t.co/3Cpo8aizfC

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Love Neil? Check out our new video, which is really the natural arrival point of where we’ve been headed this whole… https://t.co/3Cpo8aizfC

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@thelawrencearms

Love Neil? Check out our new video, which is really the natural arrival point of where we’ve been headed this whole… https://t.co/3Cpo8aizfC

See Original

@thelawrencearms

On our first euro tour, we went to the pub called the Lawrence Arms in southsea. We were very excited. They were NO… https://t.co/fyfHKZ3fsS

See Original

@thelawrencearms

Take that, um....I have no idea who any of you are. https://t.co/GdpECfr76A

See Original

@thelawrencearms

It’s only fair we signal boost this young aspiring musician during our brief moment in the sun https://t.co/RiOIeU5M4A

See Original

@thelawrencearms

Yo. Thanks, tiny. Dunno if you’re on twitter but we love ya! https://t.co/DCxbynRcRi

See Original

@thelawrencearms

YOU GUYS! Our record is out.

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@thelawrencearms

Australia, Asia, Europe! Welcome to the skeleton coast. UK, see ya in 4 minutes!

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