The Lawrence Arms – Skeleton Coast (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 34:19 minutes | 476 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Epitaph
Chicago has unearthed some monumental bands over the years. Within the windy city, there was a resurgence of acts which altered the landscape of modern punk rock. These outfits include Rise Against and dark princes of punk Alkaline Trio. Both of these music stalwarts have popularised punk in a way where it is more accessible and relevant. Also under that umbrella, are The Lawrence Arms – pushing punk in different, conceptual directions, spearheading small revolutions in a scene covered in blood, sweat and tears.
The band have shaken up punk rock and have become legends. Since 1999, they have rallied against the political grain, they’ve told stories through highly abrasive outputs, and they’ve shunted the establishment and those people who try to beat down the world. From their first release onwards, the stars of Chicago have sincerely made music for the disfranchised, the dreamers, the idealists, and the people who choose never to be placed under the finger of malevolent and corrupt rulers.
That aside, The Lawrence Arms have created some of their most complete songs on their record Skeleton Coast. It is a record stylised to create talking points and it resonates. Although, don’t worry, this record still aims to nurture the punk rocker in you and it’ll put you on the cusp of losing yourself.
1. The Lawrence Arms – Quiet Storm
2. The Lawrence Arms – PTA
3. The Lawrence Arms – Belly of the Whale
4. The Lawrence Arms – Dead Man’s Coat
5. The Lawrence Arms – Pigeons and Spies
6. The Lawrence Arms – Last, Last Words
7. The Lawrence Arms – (The) Demon
8. The Lawrence Arms – Ghostwriter
9. The Lawrence Arms – How To Rot
10. The Lawrence Arms – Under Paris
11. The Lawrence Arms – Goblin Foxhunt
12. The Lawrence Arms – Lose Control
13. The Lawrence Arms – Don’t Look At Me
14. The Lawrence Arms – Coyote Crown