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"You know, that’s the weird thing, most bands take eight years off and everybody forgets about them, but for us, we just happened to draw the lucky card where we took eight years off and more and more people started to care."
Nothing short of brilliant, but what else would you expect?
Punk legends The Lawrence Arms are back with 'Metropole', their first album in eight years. Capturing themes of urban disconnectedness and ageing with blistering punk gems, it's also their debut with iconic label Epitaph. We caught up with the band's Brendan Kelly for an expectedly entertaining chat about the new album, social media and juggalo culture.
Metropole sounds like a reunion between three close friends who want nothing more than to share what they’ve learnt over the past eight years. And this reunion isn’t going to disappoint anyone.
The Chicago guys can't quite decide on their rockstar persona
'Metropole' will be out in January
Sipping on a bedtime martini, The Lawrence Arms vocalist/bassist Brendan Kelly converses with Daniel Cribb about angry fans, growing up and why the hell the band’s been so quiet.