The Lawrence Arms Have Announced Their First Album In Six Years

Chicago trio The Lawrence Arms have confirmed details of album number seven, Skeleton Coast.

The Lawrence Arms Have Announced Their First Album In Six Years

The Lawrence Arms have announced Skeleton Coast – their first new album in six years.

The follow-up to 2014's Metropole is due out on July 17 via Epitaph Records, and despite being recorded before the coronavirus pandemic struck, it seemingly sees the band taking an apocalyptical view into the future…

“For a band who has been around as long as us, this is about as urgent of a record as we could make,” says vocalist and bassist Brendan Kelly. “It may be kind of dark but it’s really about searching for light in the darkness and finding it, as small as those moments may seem. That’s sort of where we’re at: Collecting the scraps of things that could make for a bearable existence in dark times.”

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Detailing the creative process and how it was made at El Paso's Sonic Ranch Studios with producer Matt Allison, vocalist and guitarist Chris McCaughan adds: “It was kind of like album camp in the sense that we were in this very remote setting for two weeks and really focusing on making the record. That was a very different experience for us because we’ve always made our records in Chicago which is home and all the things about home are in the way.”

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