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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    Chicago, IL
    Cobra Lounge
  2. 12.15.2017
    Chicago, IL
    Bottom Lounge
  3. 12.16.2017
    Chicago, IL
    Bottom Lounge

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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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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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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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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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Thanks to house of vans and chicago for an amazing night!

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Thanks to house of vans and chicago for an amazing night!

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Sometimes, once in a while, you get told. This is one of those times. https://t.co/oxcLJFYjN0

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We'd like to formally apologize to all other bands at punk rock bowling for being so much better than all of them by a huge margin. Xoxox

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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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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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Thanks to house of vans and chicago for an amazing night!

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@thelawrencearms

Sometimes, once in a while, you get told. This is one of those times. https://t.co/oxcLJFYjN0

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@thelawrencearms

We'd like to formally apologize to all other bands at punk rock bowling for being so much better than all of them by a huge margin. Xoxox

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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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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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