Chicago’s The Lawrence Arms will be coming to Hawthorne Theatre on Friday, Feb 21, in support of their first album in eight years,
The Lawrence Arms formed in Chicago in 1999, and 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—a feeling of such weird solitude that you don’t even know what’s up and what’s down ‘cause you’re so caught in the wake of the city,” 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 the band’s gritty punk rock and fiery spirit, to reveal a new passion of the band for storytelling-through-songwriting on their most dynamic release to date.
Metropole. Metropole, their first album in eight years, will be released January 28, 2014 via Epitaph