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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Oh man. So 13 songs demoed. Hot goddamn. Sorry to everyone else attempting to put out records next year. See ya in the Xmas foxholes, y’all.

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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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One more night. Let’s make it the best one yet, eh?

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@thelawrencearms

Another war on Xmas in the books and we have managed to retain our status as the best band ever somehow. Don’t forg… https://t.co/jbCaNtIIdT

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@thelawrencearms

One more night. Let’s make it the best one yet, eh?

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@thelawrencearms

Well well well, just when you thought that last night was the best punk rock show you could ever see in your life,… https://t.co/Wkp81l8Z5J

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@thelawrencearms

Bad news and good news Xmas warriors: @mikeparkmusic has had to cancel due to illness but the good news is that we’… https://t.co/o2WcBbpkqZ

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@thelawrencearms

It should be noted that our Saturday night after party for the end of the fifth annual war on Xmas and the celebrat… https://t.co/VXiILIaEdE

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@thelawrencearms

Oh man. So 13 songs demoed. Hot goddamn. Sorry to everyone else attempting to put out records next year. See ya in the Xmas foxholes, y’all.

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@thelawrencearms

HOLY SHIT! If you snoozed, we got something for your stocking. But act fast. Limited tix for all 3 nights just rele… https://t.co/7db9XDHJ7q

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