The Lawrence Arms Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Melody Bot, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

    The Lawrence Arms are an American punk rock band from Chicago, formed in 1999. They have released six full-length albums and toured extensively.
     
  2. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    I haven't spent nearly as much time with this band as I should, especially since "Seventeener" is such a great song.
     
  3. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Metropole was a great release. I recommend fans of the Lawrence Arms checkout Brendan's new album from the Falcon called, Gather Up the Chaps. It's really unique and Dave Hause joined Brendan and Dan from Alkaline Trio.
     
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  5. Olyphantastic

    "See you in the car! Best wishes" -Milhouse Supporter

    I love both Oh! Calcutta! and Metropole but have been pretty lukewarm on the rest of their discography.

    Gonna check this out, thanks!
     
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  6. highfidelity203

    Hailey, It Happens Prestigious

    Oh! Calcutta! is a fantastic record. I listened to Ghost Stories for the first time recently and really enjoyed it. Metropole didn't impress me as much as their other releases but I need to revisit it.
     
  7. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Apathy and Greates Story are my two favorite records from them. Calcutta and Metropole are next. I pretty much enjoy everything they do.
     
  8. inwaves

    This is no beginning.

    The Greatest Story Ever Told and Oh! Calcutta! are two of my favorite albums ever. Love all of their stuff though, except for the first two records, admittedly.
     
  9. HueyLewis

    Regular

    Metropole slowly grew into my favorite Larry Arms record.
     
  10. Augustus Jordal

    Newbie

    The Greatest Story Ever Told is truly fantastic. Fireflies and Chapter 13 are great.
     
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  11. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    I really want another Lawrence Arms record. I wouldn't mind the Falcon touring the midwest again, but I doubt it will happen with Dave doing a new solo record. I just want to see how they follow Metropole up.
     
  12. inwaves

    This is no beginning.

    Fireflies is what hooked me on this band.
     
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  13. Augustus Jordal

    Newbie

    Such a good song. The guitars on that album are great.
     
  14. Jake Z

    Regular

    A band I really enjoy from what I've heard, but always forget to explore their catalog in detail. I need to get on it soon.
     
  15. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    They definitely don't rock the boat too much in terms of their sound imo. You either like their sound or you don't. I think there are mostly subtle differences and some better recordings along the way.
     
  16. Olyphantastic

    "See you in the car! Best wishes" -Milhouse Supporter

    @Michael Schmidt I ended up listening to that The Falcon record a bunch, and really dig it. Thanks for the head's up!
     
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  17. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Thanks man! Glad you like it! It's such a good record. And if you like thebLawrence Arms/Brendan Kelly than it's a must listen.
     
  18. timorous_me

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  19. junkmanserenade

    Where are your friends tonight?

    Forgot how fantastic a record Metropole was. Man, I love these guys.
     
  20. JRGComedy

    Trusted Supporter

    Only listened to Metropole, but I'll get around to the others someday. Too much music has come out this year, I don't have time for it all!
     
  21. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    You're in for a treat when you do get around to it. One of my favorite punk bands.
     
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  22. inwaves

    This is no beginning.

    Fuck all this ancient history
     
  23. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    Metropole is such a grower of an album. Easily one of the best, most consistent punk bands around, and Brendan Kelly is a treasure.
     
  24. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Supporter

    So stoked to see them play Oh Calcutta in full this weekend
     
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  26. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    How have we not talked about this band since November? Bad job out of us.
     
  27. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Supporter

    I was just happy to at least find a thread haha