Chicago’s beloved LAWRENCE ARMS celebrated their 10 year anniversary at the Metro on October 24th, 2009. Recorded live with multiple cameras and professional sound, Fat is thrilled to finally release the DVD documenting the show. Out June 5th and dubbed An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance, the DVD consists of 33 songs, pre- and post-show footage, band commentary, and five music videos! Check out what Brendan Kelly had to say about the release and watch the trailer below.
That’s right! After three years, a long silence, an audit by the ever-courteous IRS and a lot of speculation, we here at Lawrence Arms HQ are pleased to announce that the long awaited 10th anniversary DVD shot live at the Metro is finally coming out, courtesy of Fat Wreck Chords and Crankstrap Productions. To answer the question on everyone’s mind: I don’t know what the fuck took so long, but it had something to do with the fact that I guess there was something weird about Neil on the undoctored footage and so we had to get a group of specialists to go in and meticulously remove his gigantic robot dong from each frame. Whatever. Shit’s here now. Buy it for your collection, buy it for your friends who were huge Lawrence Arms fans back when this was shot but have since moved on to listening to Skrillex or Mumford and Sons. Buy it for the chance to see yourself or someone you know upside down and flailing in the b-roll footage, or whatever applies to you. Consider this though: with this much anticipation, hype, prep and subsequent disappointment at the lateness of the arrival of the actual DVD, you can bet your ass you won’t be disappointed like you would have if we’d just sped through and gotten it out right away. Wait…no. Wrong message. Erm…it’s good. Just trust me.
Pre-order yours now! The first 150 preorders will receive a free Lawrence Arms beer coozie!
We’re releasing The Real McKenzies’ first studio album in 4 years, Westwinds, on March 27th and you can listen to a brand new song “The Message” by heading over to Alternative Press. The Real McKenzies draw on both acoustic and electric instruments to blend a potent concoction of classic punk, hard folk and traditional Celtic influence. Head over here to pre-order your copy of Westwinds on CD or vinyl, and don’t miss these kilt wearing lads on tour! Dates here.
STRUNG OUT teamed up with Bankrupt Films to make “City Lights” off their latest release, Top Contenders. Head over to Revolver Magazine to watch the video now! Download two tracks off Top Contenders for free and view their tour dates here.
Fat Wreck Chords is thrilled to welcome Morning Glory from NYC’s Lower East Side to the Fat family! Their debut Fat release titled Poets Were My Heroes will be out in early summer. Fat Mike had this to say about Morning Glory:
I wasn’t really thinking of signing Morning Glory cuz their earlier stuff didn’t kill me. Then I heard the new album and Loved it. It’s done so well. Great songs, very eclectic and very well written and thought out. I am very stoked to put it out.
Stay tuned for details and like them via facebook here!
Ever wonder what our bands favorite Fat Wreck releases are? Wonder no more! We asked them for you! First up is Useless ID!
Fat Mike Reflects on 25 Years of ‘Quality Punk Rock’ with Exclaim!
Havana Affair! Here is a CJ Ramone interview straight out of Cuba!
Dying Scene has a Q&A with Swingin Utters, The Flatliners, toyGuitar and Bad Cop / Bad Cop!
toyGuitar stopped by Punks In Vegas for a quick stripped down session!
Masked Intruder and The Copyrights are hitting the road this fall. Substream has a teaser!