New LAWRENCE ARMS MP3!
The Lawrence Arms, celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a hometown show at the Metro in Chicago this past Saturday. The sold out event came with limited edition posters, vinyl and a film crew. Check out what Brendan had to say by clicking here. SPIN is currently debuting a brand new MP3 from TLA which you can only hear right here! The song is titled âDEMONSâ and will only be available to those who purchase the EP digitally. Brendan Kelly of TLA has written a very detailed blog about the release which you find in its entirety here but weâve included a wee part of it below. Enjoy!
Okay, so usually I like Bad Sandwich to be a bit of a respite from punk rockâ¦a place to come read about dick jokes and pussy farts and just kind of escape the mindless claptrap surrounding Taking Back Sunday, Dan Yemin and Justin Sane and Davy Havok and Tom Delonge and all that. Right? Sure. Itâs never been about the music here, folks. Itâs always been about the felching. Thatâs our motto, at least.
SO, today is where I break form completely. Iâm in a band. Some of you probably know all about this. Weâre called the Lawrence Arms, and while weâre not as popular as, say, Eric Clapton, weâre a lot more popular than, say, your band (unless youâre in the Alkaline Trio or Against Me! [and even then youâre still mondo gay]), AND weâre coming out with a record called Buttsweat and Tears on Fat Wreck Chords next week. In the spirit of promoting said release, SPIN.com is putting a free download of one of the songs on the internet. The song is called Demons and I think itâs pretty cool.
We made this the focus track because itâs the bonus song thatâs not on the vinyl version and only available on itunes and we figured that we shouldnât penalize the people who were cool enough to buy the 7â by giving them one less song. Everyone should be able to have the five songs if they want em, right? Right. So yeah. We decided to pass out the bonus track for free because weâre cooler than all other bands. Thatâs right, other bands, weâre talking about you. Nice haricuts. Sweet matching outfits. Nice sustainable careers. Blehâ¦
Alternative Press reviewed this fine EP, click here to read it!
Lastly, donât miss THE LAWRENCE ARMS only tour of 2009, click here!
Pre-Order Buttsweat and Tears here