THE LAWRENCE ARMS ANNOUNCE SKELETON COAST OUT JULY 17

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“PTA”

Chicago bred trio The Lawrence Arms will release Skeleton Coast, their first album in six years, on July 17. The band offers fans a glimpse at the record with the release of the first single from the new record, “PTA.”

Skeleton Coast was recorded 30 miles east of El Paso, TX at Sonic Ranch Studios with longtime producer Matt Allison. 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,” says vocalist and guitarist Chris McCaughan.

The album contains the elements of the band’s sound that fans have come to love for the past two decades but recontextualizes them in a way that somehow sounds perfectly aligned with this strange time in our collective history. Although it was written and recorded before the Coronavirus upended the world, the band’s seventh studio album sounds eerily prescient as it imagines an apocalyptic future where coyotes croon and wolf packs roam free. “For a band who has been around as long as us, this is about as urgent of a record as we could make,”vocalist and bassist Brendan Kelly explains. “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.”

SKELETON COAST TRACK LISTING 
1. Quiet Storm
2. PTA
3. Belly Of The Whale
4. Dead Man’s Coat
5. Pigeons and Spies
6. Last Last Words
7. Demon
8. Ghostwriter
9. How To Rot
10. Under Paris
11. Goblin Fox Hunt
12. Lose Control
13. Don’t Look At Me
14. Coyote Crown

The Lawrence Arms have never had any agenda apart from just having fun and making good music. Since forming in Chicago in 1999—the trio of bassist/vocalist Brendan Kelly, guitarist/vocalist Chris McCaughan and drummer Neil Hennessy—have made albums that continually challenge the boundaries of their sound. In the process they’ve carved out a distinctive identity in the punk community that’s simultaneously gritty, beautiful, melodic and mutinous.

KINGS OF CHAOS ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR DATES

KINGS OF CHAOS ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR DATES

Supergroup KINGS of CHAOS have a announced a string of east coast tour dates kicking off December 17th in Montclair, New Jersey. Following a mini-residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas December 1 – 3rd, the east coast run will feature former Guns n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer, Matt Sorum, Linkin Park vocalist, Chester Bennington, Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Steve Stevens, guitarist for Billy Idol, and Robert DeLeo, bassist of Stone Temple Pilots.

Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame drummer, Matt Sorum, the creative force behind Kings of Chaos says. ‘ KoC always delivers a badass lineup, and this tour will not disappoint. Where can you hear some of the most iconic songs in rock history packed into one show, performed by the actual artists who created them? Every night is a celebration of rock and roll.”

Tickets are available at www.kingsofchaosband.com

KINGS OF CHAOS w/ special guest Frankie Perez

Dec 1, 2 & 3 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

Dec 17 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre

Dec 18 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

Dec 20 Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Dec 21 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Dec 22 Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort & Casino

Official website: www.kingsofchaosband.com