The Lawrence Arms
Buttsweat and Tears


4.0
excellent

Review

by Robert Lowe STAFF
December 11th, 2012 | 11 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A new hope for a new album

Oh boy has it been a long time since Oh! Calcutta! came out. Six long years to be exact, and I think The Larry Arms knew it was going to take so long with their side projects and families and what not. I also think they felt bad, so in 2009 they released this little ditty, a sort of Sorry 4 Tha Wait Lil Wayne style. "Buttsweat and Tears" is a five song teaser of the new direction the band is heading in for their next record, showing off how the boys are more mature, better songwriters, and just better musicians in general. Songs like "Slowest Drink" and "Them Angles" have some of the band's most impressive guitar chops and catchy choruses. Don't worry though, the sense of humor is still there, I mean just look at the album title. From the Half Baked references in "Redness In The West," to the drunken tale of getting kicked out of a wedding on "Demons," the boys show they still got it even with kids and receding hair lines in tow. It's pretty amazing that a band this far into their career can still sound so inspired and be at the top of their game. It's a shame that it's been three years and we still don't have a new Lawrence Arms records in hand, but Buttsweat and Tears is certainly worth the wait and does a perfect job of getting fans stoked for a new record.



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Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2012


54961 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

And that's a wrap on The Lawrence Arms discography



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YoYoMancuso
December 10th 2012


12658 Comments


haha awesome summary, pos just for that

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Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2012


54961 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I should have saved it for a more major review, damn

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2012


54961 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Post a comment in this webzone and I'll email you a pizzaroll

CK
December 10th 2012


6104 Comments


My next summary for a positive review might just be "Kicks more ass than Robert Lowe's summary."

Lame joke, I know. I'm not sorry.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2012


54961 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good joke

tommygun
December 10th 2012


26607 Comments


oh hey these guys had a song on the soundtrack for xbox game kelly slater's pro surfer

great fuckin game

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2012


54961 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Why didn't Satty comment on this, sad face

DrGonzo1937
Contributing Reviewer
December 11th 2012


12871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pos'd, my good man. Great review.



This was a brilliant EP, hope they bring some more stuff out! It's been a while...

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NightmareCinema16
December 11th 2012


2016 Comments


POS.

Satellite
March 4th 2017


24594 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

"Why didn't Satty comment on this, sad face"

here i am

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