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Watch the Lawrence Arms Go Juggalo in ‘Seventeener (17th and 37th)’ Video

Chicago punks don clown makeup to promote impending 'Metropole' LP

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // January 6, 2014

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