The Lawrence Arms’ new album, Metropole, isn’t actually out until Jan. 28, but The A.V. Club has an exclusive stream of the whole thing below. Metropole is the Chicago punk band’s first record in eight years, but none of the rust shows, with band members Brendan Kelly, Neil Hennessey, and Chris McCaughan ripping through tracks like “Seventeener (17th and 37th)” with typical aplomb.
The record is available for pre-order now, and the band has a number of upcoming tour dates on the books and listed below.
The Lawrence Arms tour 2014
Feb. 14—Pub Rock Live—Scottsdale, Arizona
Feb. 15—Casbah—San Diego, California
Feb. 16—El Rey—Los Angeles, California
Feb. 17—Bottom Of The Hill—San Francisco, California
Feb. 20—El Corazon—Seattle, Washington
Feb. 21—Hawthorne Theater—Portland, Oregon
Feb. 22—Summit Music Hall—Denver, Colorado
March 3—The Sinclair—Cambridge, Massachusetts
March 4—The Met—Pawtucket, Rhode Island
March 5—Gramercy Theatre—New York, New York
March 6—Theatre Of The Living Arts—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 7—Asbury Lanes—Asbury Park, New Jersey
March 8—Baltimore Soundstage—Baltimore, Maryland