On January 28, the Lawrence Arms will return with Metropole, the Chicago-born trio's sixth album and first full-length since 2006's Oh! Calcutta! According to singer-bassist Brendan Kelly, the follow-up to 2009's Buttsweat and Tears EP 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."
The hook-slinging punks explore the lonesome, crowded West Coast in the music video for "Seventeener (17th and 37th)," a near-power ballad found on Metropole. Directed by Ben Pier, the clip drops the band in the middle of Los Angeles and sets them on a misguided quest for fame. See the Lawrence Arms cycle through a few different identities — going from Skid Row headbangers to clown-faced Juggalos — by watching the video above.
Pre-orders for Metropole are currently available through Epitaph Records, and the Lawrence Arms' upcoming tour dates can be found below.
The Lawrence Arms tour dates:
February 14 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
February 15 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
February 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
February 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
February 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
February 21 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
February 22 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
March 3 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
March 4 - Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
March 5 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
March 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
March 7 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
March 8 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage