The Lawrence Arms formed back in Chicago in 1999. Since then, the melodic punk power trio got five albums under their belt and have toured continually. But it's been a long time since that last record (2006's Oh! Calcutta!) and Noisecreep was lucky enough to recently catch up with the guys in Los Angeles before a highly anticipated one-off show they did at the legendary Viper Room.

So in the alley behind the building we hung out for a while before the show and got all caught up with bassist/vocalist Brenden Kelly and guitarist/vocalist Chris McCaughan on where the new record is at, the direction that it's heading and how these longtime pals got started in the first place.

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