The Lawrence Arms released their video for "Seventeener (17th and 37th)" (a track off their forthcoming Metropole) and it's just as simply perfect as the song itself. The video, directed by Ben Pier, features the Chicago band trying out different genre variations in search of their band's identity, beginning with metal and morphing into clown make-up as the video progresses*.
The song is amazing with prominent riffs, a heavy rhythm, and lyrics that can't be ignored; the opening verse which states "I never wanted to die old, but it's too late now, my heart has grown so cold, and the corpse I leave behind, laying on a bed, no pretty boy, it's a sick sack of disease" is awesome.
The goal of the band has always been to have fun and make good music and Kelly has stated "if we didn't have that, then we'd just rather not make a record, 'cause fuck it".
The band will be heading out on their US headlining tour in February so check those dates out here then head over to this site and preorder your copy of the band's sixth studio album, Metropole (due for release January 28).
"Seventeener (17th and 37th)" The Lawrence Arms
*If you had a bad experience with a circus clown when you were younger, do not watch after the video's two minute mark. This new trend of using clowns/clown masks in music videos is not okay.