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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    Denver, CO
    Summit Music Hall
  2. 9.15.2017
    Chicago, IL
    Douglas Park

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Tonight and Saturday are sold out! A few tickets for tomorrow are available, which is the best setlist of all 3 nights. Don't snooze!!!

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Our crew tonight. The war on Xmas is real. And these creeps are front-lining it. https://t.co/M7A8ANkGQP

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Tonight we celebrate Christmas past & kick off the 2nd annual war on Xmas w our loves @deadtomesf and @TheBollweevils. a FEW tix at door!

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TOMORROW the War On Xmas begins at @doubledoor! Still a few tix left for thurs & fri. Completely different sets each night! Cc: @riotfest

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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 are playing oh! Calcutta! In full at @RiotFest. That means 2(!!) songs we've NEVER played live. Also, we have other surprises. Xoxo

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Tonight we celebrate Xmas present in night 2 of the war on Xmas w @blackandredeye and @dowsingband! A few tix available! Sat is sold out!

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@thelawrencearms

We are playing oh! Calcutta! In full at @RiotFest. That means 2(!!) songs we've NEVER played live. Also, we have other surprises. Xoxo

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@thelawrencearms

Ah! We're playing this & tix are on sale NOW! Only at @RiotFest can us 3 turds sit between peaches and the bosstones https://t.co/XmyiBkKHMR

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@thelawrencearms

Just unearthed one of the classic "beex's terrible drawings, not good enough to ever do anything with." Circa 2003 https://t.co/iZ67Nb7J2z

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@thelawrencearms

Tonight we celebrate Xmas present in night 2 of the war on Xmas w @blackandredeye and @dowsingband! A few tix available! Sat is sold out!

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@thelawrencearms

Tonight and Saturday are sold out! A few tickets for tomorrow are available, which is the best setlist of all 3 nights. Don't snooze!!!

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@thelawrencearms

Our crew tonight. The war on Xmas is real. And these creeps are front-lining it. https://t.co/M7A8ANkGQP

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@thelawrencearms

Tonight we celebrate Christmas past & kick off the 2nd annual war on Xmas w our loves @deadtomesf and @TheBollweevils. a FEW tix at door!

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@thelawrencearms

TOMORROW the War On Xmas begins at @doubledoor! Still a few tix left for thurs & fri. Completely different sets each night! Cc: @riotfest

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Yo! First practice for the war on Xmas shows today at @doubledoor still a few tix left for the 8th and 9th. Get em before they're gone!

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