Flannel punks unite! Oh! Calcutta is the first Lawrence Arms album that I could listen to all the way through… don’t get me wrong, I like the Larry Arms, but some of their slower songs are just soooooo boring. The Lawrence Arms ditch the slow songs on Calcutta, and flaunt their melodic punk roots like bling.
For fans familiar with the band, you’ll remember how on past releases there were two types of songs: Chris’s songs and Brenden’s songs. This too is a thing of the past, as both share vocal duties on every song, creating a much more dynamic, fuller sound.
I’d highly recommend checking this out, especially those who wasn’t a big fan of The Lawrence Arms past work. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.