Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Oh! The Lawrence Arms

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(MP3) The Lawrence Arms - The Devils Takin' Names
(MP3) The Lawrence Arms - Beyond The Embarassing Style
(MP3) The Lawrence Arms - On With The Show
(MP3) The Lawrence Arms - Navigating The Windward Passage
(MP3) The Lawrence Arms - 100 Resolutions
(MP3) The Lawrence Arms - Nebraska
(MP3) The Lawrence Arms - Chicago Is Burning
(MP3) The Lawrence Arms - Light Breathing (Me And Martha Plimpton In A Fancy Elevator)
(MP3) The Lawrence Arms - 106 South
(MP3) The Lawrence Arms - Northside, The L&L And Any Number Of Crappy Apartments

I've been as sick as a dog today, but i had to make one post at least. I really couldn't be bothered writing up a post, so I got the info from the bands record label, Fat Wreck Chords, enjoy!

"Chicago’s Lawrence Arms are a gritty but clever punk rock three-piece that trace their beginnings back to 1999. Their involvement in bands and the punk scene goes back many years prior however, as the members were involved in Windy City mainstays Slapstick, The Broadways, and Baxter. The band takes it’s name from a run-down building the members resided in called the Lawrence Arms, which was located in a very lower-class area of uptown Chicago. For the record, they were eventually evicted from the place in the middle of the night."

"Their latest album, Oh! Calcutta!, comes at a time when the stars have seemingly aligned and their presence is at an all-time high. Singer Brendan and his outspoken anti-Bush opinions have been all over TV this past year and he was even a feature interview on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He got off easy though and they only made fun of his tattoos. And you can have a look at any punk forum on the web and you’ll come to find that The Lawrence Arms are the subject of many a hotly-debated discussion regarding their relevance. But forget about the chatter on the internet, Alternative Press recently described them “One of the best honest-to-God punk-rock bands around today.” Things are indeed looking up for the boys."

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