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Metropole (Deluxe Edition), The Lawrence Arms

The Lawrence Arms

January 29th, 2014

Formed:
1999 in Chicago, IL

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'90s, '00s






The Lawrence Arms

Biography

The Lawrence Arms got together in 1999 after the departure of Chicago pop-punkers the Broadways, Slapstick, Baxter, and Tricky Dick. The collaboration of Brendan Kelly (vocals/bass), Neil Hennessy (drums), and Chris McCaughan (guitar/vocals) produced music in the same vein of their previous bands: clever — often politically inspired — pop-punk with an aggressive, gritty edge. Asian Man Records released the Lawrence Arms' first album, A Guided Tour of Chicago, in November of 1999, while their second album, Ghost Stories, followed six months later. Present Day Memories, a split release with Asian Man peers the Chinkees, appeared in summer 2001. After 13 straight months of touring and drunken debauchery, the Lawrence Arms joined forces with Fat Wreck for 2002's Apathy and Exhaustion. The Greatest Story Ever Told was issued in September 2003; two years later Cocktails & Dreams, a compilation of B-sides, live recordings, and stray tracks, surfaced. Their next full-length, Oh! Calcutta!, came in March 2006, followed by a statewide tour with NOFX. With the exception of an EP in 2009, the wryly titled Buttsweat and Tears, the band was not to release anything further until 2014, thanks to the members' involvement in side projects the Falcon and Sundowner, and Hennessy's stint with Smoking Popes. In fact, some believed the band had split completely, until they announced in late 2013 that they had signed to Epitaph and would be releasing a new single, “News from Yalta,” and a full-length album, Metropole, in January of the following year. The album had a melodic, accessible sound and was hailed as their most mature effort to date.

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Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Profiteers Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 3:00 $1.29
2.

Bonfire Park Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 3:01 $1.29
3.

These Pigs Seem To Be Getting the Be.. Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 2:31 $1.29
4.

Seventeener (17th and 37th) Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 2:45 $1.29
5.

You Are Here Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 2:44 $1.29
6.

Seventeener (17th and 37th) Metropole 2:45 $1.29
7.

You Are Here Metropole 2:44 $1.29
8.

Beautiful Things Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 3:02 $1.29
9.

Hickey Avenue Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 3:32 $1.29
10.

Paradise Shitty Metropole 4:17 $1.29
11.

YMCA Down the Street From the Clinic Metropole 3:49 $1.29
12.

Acheron River Metropole 3:27 $1.29
13.

Metropole Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 2:53 $1.29
14.

Acheron River Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 3:27 $1.29
15.

Porno and Snuff Films Apathy and Exhaustion 2:33 $0.99
16.

October Blood Metropole 3:00 $1.29
17.

Never Fade Away Metropole 2:01 $1.29
18.

Drunk Tweets Metropole 1:28 $1.29
19.

Metropole Metropole 2:53 $1.29
20.

Beautiful Things Metropole 3:02 $1.29
21.

Chilean District Metropole 1:22 $1.29
22.

October Blood Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 3:00 $1.29
23.

Paradise Shitty Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 4:17 $1.29
24.

Never Fade Away Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 2:01 $1.29
25.

YMCA Down the Street From the Clinic Metropole (Deluxe Edition) 3:49 $1.29

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