Posted in music on January 20, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

The Lawrence Arms at Riot Fest Chicago 2010 (more by Katie Hovland)
Lawrence Arms

It's been eight years since Chicago punks The Lawrence Arms released their last album, 2006's Oh! Calcutta!, but they're finally fully active again and returning with its followup, Metropole, next week (1/28) via Epitaph. From the sounds of it, the time off has only been kind to The Lawrence Arms. This isn't one of those uninspired attempted-comeback albums, Metropole is up there with the band's best stuff. And if you're new to the band, it wouldn't be a bad starting point. It's full of the gruff, songwriter-style punk that newer bands like The Gaslight Anthem and The Menzingers are making, and fellow veterans like Bouncing Souls and Hot Water Music continue to churn out. Not to mention, if you dig the new Against Me! album, don't let that be the only punk comeback album you hear this month. You can stream Metropole in full below.

As discussed, The Lawrence Arms are going on a tour with The Copyrights which hits NYC on March 5 at Gramercy Theatre with Elway. Tickets for that show are still available.

LP stream below...

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The Lawrence Arms - Metropole

(via A.V. Club)

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Comments (14)

New album is great. Very excited for the Gramercy show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 2:13 PM

one of the worst bands to be featured on here

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 2:18 PM

this is the worst, seriously just bad..

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 3:03 PM

This band is awesome. Definitely not one of the worst bands to be featured on brooklynvegan. This site covers Sky Ferreira, for christ's sake.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 7:50 PM

I hadn't listened to these guys for awhile, and saw they had a new music video out from this album. I felt embarrassed watching it. The video was pretty much three old pop punk guys who still think it's okay to pull off the blink182 gimmick in their video by being stupidly funny and failing miserable at it. I think they're still pandering to the 16 year old crowd, but I'm not even sure 16 year olds are still into this. Well, aside from Andrew...

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 8:40 PM

Check out Lawrence's arms in that photo !

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 9:37 PM

^maybe the saddest attempt at a joke i've ever seen on this site. and that's quite a low bar.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 10:19 PM

Listened to the whole album just now and I thought it was good. After a few more listens through it I'll probably like it even more. Not sure what everyone else was expecting, they're a punk band with a long established sound. I agree the video for Seventeener could have been done better though.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 10:35 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 10:36 PM

I don't know much about "Lawrence Arms" but I am VERY familiar with Hummus Fingers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2014 1:22 AM

10:19 needs to read more BV threads.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2014 9:31 PM

He is such a good entertainer and I like his choice of music.

Posted by YOR Health | January 26, 2014 8:00 AM

You'r awesome for uploading this :D

Posted by Cornish | February 26, 2014 6:34 AM

seriously the best song on this cd, and the best song i've heard in a long time. 

Posted by Zeba | November 2, 2014 3:30 PM

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