"When my band, the Lawrence Arms, first started, we had this idea for a seven inch. We had the title picked out and we even knew what the cover was gonna be. We promised ourselves that our first seven inch would have this name and this cover. Well, we never did a seven inch (except for one that was part of a label series, which meant that the cover and the title were sort of more beholden to the big picture rather than our dumb ideas) and the whole thing kind of languished, and now, ten years later, in conjunction with our ten year anniversary show and subsequent west coast run (the first run in over 2 years), we've got our first real seven inch on our hands. And guess what? We fucking named it the name that we thought up ten years ago. That's right, assholes. When we decided what our first seven inch was gonna be called, 'a digital release' sounded like some sort of futuristic way to blow your load using your computer, and yet this fucking record is gonna be released digitally with an extra song. That's, again, right, asshats. You guys wanna know what it's called? Do you? It's called Buttsweat and Tears. Why? Well, for one thing, they're the two most secreted liquids from the three of us over the last decade, but of course we didn't know that would be the case when we thought up the title. We just thought it sounded tough, you know?"
When released, the 7" will be the band's first new material since 2006's Oh! Calcutta!. The Lawrence Arms entered the studio in June to record the songs for it, and will be supporting the release with a 10th Anniversary show in their hometown of Chicago in October as well as a week of west coast dates in November.