The Lawrence Arms - Metropole
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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.”

Friendly reminder time! Brendan of The Lawrence Arms will be performing acoustic at the Mint in LA ONE WEEK FROM TODAY (friday the 27th) and in fullerton at the Slidebar on saturday the 28th (FREE SHOW). Wanna come get weird? Come get weird.

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9 years ago today we released a record named after a musical with naked dicks in it. We are so thankful to still be part of the soundtrack

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Canadians! Brendan is playing acoustic at the Buck this friday and at the Ship and Anchor in Calgary on Saturday. It promises to be a helluva good time, so come get weird. Only a few tix left. See you threre!

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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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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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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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Yo! We are playing wrecking ball In Atlanta in August! Go to http://t.co/ljyZiMsGLh for details. It's been too long. Can't wait to see y'all

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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.

See Original

@thelawrencearms

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

See Original

@thelawrencearms

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

See Original

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

See Original

@thelawrencearms

Yo! We are playing wrecking ball In Atlanta in August! Go to http://t.co/ljyZiMsGLh for details. It's been too long. Can't wait to see y'all

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Friendly reminder time! Brendan of The Lawrence Arms will be performing acoustic at the Mint in LA ONE WEEK FROM TODAY (friday the 27th) and in fullerton at the Slidebar on saturday the 28th (FREE SHOW). Wanna come get weird? Come get weird.

See Original

@thelawrencearms

9 years ago today we released a record named after a musical with naked dicks in it. We are so thankful to still be part of the soundtrack

See Original

Canadians! Brendan is playing acoustic at the Buck this friday and at the Ship and Anchor in Calgary on Saturday. It promises to be a helluva good time, so come get weird. Only a few tix left. See you threre!

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Thanks to scene point blank for naming metropole as their #1 record of 2014. Much appreciated. Thanks for listening! Xo

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Yo! Thanks to the punknews readers for making metropole their #1 record of 2014!!! We love y'all! Xoxo

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