The Lawrence Arms Metropole on LP + CD
Chicago's own The Lawrence Arms will release Metropole, their first album in eight years, in January of 2014 via Epitaph. A beloved band in the punk scene from their inception in 1999, members Brendan Kelly (vocals/bassist), Chris McCaughan (vocals/guitar), and Neil Hennessey (drummer) have released five studio albums to date.
Their sixth album and first with Epitaph, Metropole captures “that alone‐in‐a‐crowd, stranger‐in‐a-strange-land kind of shit” according to Kelly. 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 apart the band's gritty punk rock and fiery spirit, to reveal a new passion 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.”
After a long hiatus, dedicated fans have missed The Lawrence Arms and are ready for the band's most dynamic album to date with Metropole. For fans of Bad Religion, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against and The Menzingers. LP also contains CD of full album.
The Lawrence Arms Metropole Track Listing:
1. Chilean District
2. You Are Here
3. Hickey Avenue
4. Seventeener (17th and 37th)
5. Beautiful Things
6. Acheron River
8. Drunk Tweets
9. The YMCA Down The Street From The Clinic
10. Never Fade Away
11. Paradise Shitty
12. October Blood