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The Lawrence Arms - Skeleton Coast (July 17, 2020) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Drew Beringer, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    the best goddamn band in the world is releasing their first album in six years - Skeleton Coast - on July 17th via Epitaph.

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    1. Quiet Storm
    2. PTA
    3. Belly of the Whale
    4. Dead Man’s Coat
    5. Pigeons and Spies
    6. Last, Last Words
    7. (The) Demon
    8. Ghostwriter
    9. How To Rot
    10. Under Paris
    11. Goblin Foxhunt
    12. Lose Control
    13. Don’t Look At Me
    14. Coyote Crown




    Chicago bred trio The Lawrence Arms will release Skeleton Coast, their first album in six years, on July 17.

    Skeleton Coast was recorded 30 miles east of El Paso, TX at Sonic Ranch Studios with longtime producer Matt Allison. It was kind of like album camp in the sense that we were in this very remote setting for two weeks and really focusing on making the record. That was a very different experience for us because we’ve always made our records in Chicago which is home and all the things about home are in the way,” says vocalist and guitarist Chris McCaughan.

    The album contains the elements of the band’s sound that fans have come to love for the past two decades but recontextualizes them in a way that somehow sounds perfectly aligned with this strange time in our collective history. Although it was written and recorded before the Coronavirus upended the world, the band’s seventh studio album sounds eerily prescient as it imagines an apocalyptic future where coyotes croon and wolf packs roam free. “For a band who has been around as long as us, this is about as urgent of a record as we could make,” vocalist and bassist Brendan Kelly explains. “It may be kind of dark but it’s really about searching for light in the darkness and finding it, as small as those moments may seem. That’s sort of where we’re at: Collecting the scraps of things that could make for a bearable existence in dark times.”
     
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  2. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    Very hyped
     
  3. stijn_p

    Regular Supporter

    Most anticipated of the year
     
  4. TomG

    Regular Supporter

    Definitely one of my most anticipated of the year. I really love the progression of the last few records. They are all good but I like them for different reasons. This sounds like kind of a mix of metropole and GSET so far (which I’m really into if that’s right)
     
  5. Gnarly Charlie

    Good guy, but a bad dude

    I didn’t get into this band until a year or two back and I deeply regret it. My hype is off the charts for this
     
  6. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I didn't know about them before their last album, which turned out to be one of my favorites of the decade
     
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  7. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    It'll definitely be between this and ETID for my aoty
     
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  8. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    this record is their best one yet - they just get better with each release
     
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  10. kupe

    Regular

    They truly are the best band ever. Stoked for this record
     
  11. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Hype
     
  12. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    I wasn’t 100% on PTA the first time I heard it, but I like it on a relisten. Last, Last Words is great.
     
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  13. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Why is shipping on the pre-order $16?
     
  14. Elder Lightning

    Forever a Lake Effect Kid Supporter

    Here. We. Go!!!
     
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  15. TomG

    Regular Supporter

    Interesting, first song as a pre album track! Love the set up though hearing this alongside Brendan’s interviews on the themes of the album
     
  16. Kylee

    Newbie

    Drip drip. It's SO GOOD. It's a very "Lawrence Arms" sounding record. They take the signature stuff they're really good at and really deliver some catchy stuff on this album.
     
  17. opener is great
     
  18. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    Definitely going to wait for the song and hold off until the leak but glad it's finally release week!!!!
     
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  19. kupe

    Regular

    Another banger. Can't wait to listen to the whole thing later.
     
  20. Evolution Kid

    I may be going broke, but I'm never broken down. Prestigious



    Holy shit has it seriously been that long since
    Metropole?! That blows my mind, somehow it felt like it was more recent than that.

    Loving each new song more
    and more than the last.
     
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  21. jpmalone4

    Stay Lucky Supporter

    Can't wait to hear this. When Metropole came out, I had just lost my job, but it helped me get me through it. I feel like I owe this band something.
     
  22. Gnarly Charlie

    Good guy, but a bad dude

    Already sounds like this will be even better than Metropole. What’s everyone’s favorites from them? Can’t get enough of Like a Record Player and Demons from the Buttsweat EP
     
  23. TomG

    Regular Supporter

    Pretty much the entirety of The Greatest Story Ever Told is top notch for me. Hit at the right time in my life to appreciate it and it still holds up!
     
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  24. jpmalone4

    Stay Lucky Supporter

  25. Elder Lightning

    Forever a Lake Effect Kid Supporter

    If I'm going to do a shot of something, it might as well be Malort. It's not really as bad as people say, I actually kind of like it, and there is a whole subculture of Malort enthusiasts and Malort cocktail recipes.