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

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 love you. Wish you were still here.

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Uh, breaking: We’re playing warped tour. Is this how you do this bullshit on this dumb day on this dumb website? Sr… https://t.co/M4Z6U7Sb31

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It’s a red letter day here at TLA galactic HQ because today is dr @SUNDOWNERMUSIC’s birthday. Best singer, songwrit… https://t.co/kOquwL2Pzv

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Either I’m having a brain aneurysm or @tonyhawk’s kid’s music is surprisingly interesting and good

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Monday night TLA fortune cookie: loving and building something is often frustratingly impossible but nothing beats… https://t.co/Ue9YQ3UuId

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Here at TLA world HQ we try to stay pretty apolitical but, uh, fuuuuuck this guy. https://t.co/t4NupprZT3

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8 songs for this new record. One is a cover. Chris is better than ever and beex is deeply disturbed. It’s gonna be wild.

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@thelawrencearms

Really shocked that King Kong bundy was still alive as recently as this week, tbh. But, loved him. RIP. Xo

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As long time nine oh fans, we are devastated by the death of Luke perry. RIP Dylan. Long live Dylan.

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