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La Dispute


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Grand Rapids MI, United States (2004 – present)

La Dispute, formed in 2004, is five close friends from Grand Rapids, Michigan with a firm passion for the concept of music and art as a medium for making new friends. As a result, La Dispute makes (or strives to make) music that is both artistically, technically, and emotionally engaging in hopes of establishing legitimate connections with any and all interested people, while encouraging dialogue between those people and themselves about things in life that truly matter and that truly last. La Dispute also carries a firm passion for the relevance of a live show, both for the bands involved and for the people in attendance, and will go to the grave believing that the environment created when strangers come together despite their differences to celebrate one important thing is invaluable and should not under any circumstances be taken for granted.
Their style combines elements of and in a very experimental way to something that can hardly be put into a single genre.

Untitled 7” (2008)
Here, Hear (2008, released in a mini-disc format)
Here, Hear II (2008, released as a 7”)
Here, Hear III (2009, released as a digital dowload)
Searching for a Pulse/the Worth of the World Split with Touché Amoré (2010, released as a 7”)
Never Come Undone Split with KOJI (2011)

Their first LP,Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair, was released November 11, 2008. The album was recorded at Studiotte in Grand Rapids by Joel and Troy Otte.


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  • Szamot97

    What the fuck is even going on in this thread?

    8 hours ago Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    For Mayor in Splitsville is their best song bar none

    29 May 3:47am Reply
  • Pizzahaeter

    Oh boy, people now understand, that their best is The Last Lost Continent, that's great!

    26 May 9:20pm Reply
  • forfrosne

    Well that was by far the craziest gig I've ever been to.

    26 May 12:16am Reply
  • pedro230

    eita... vcs....

    12 May 1:36am Reply
  • bigblacktruck

    King Park is fucking crazy lol

    11 May 8:37pm Reply
  • eatmangos

    Afogado e Oprimido... aaaahahasgjlugasdhkjhkljhas

    10 May 4:19pm Reply
  • NK-Metal

    I hope they play The Last Lost Continent on their Europe tour as well

    21 Apr 11:50am Reply
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    19 Apr 5:34pm Reply
  • LucasKlockner

    Afogado e Oprimido spoken word, ambient for fans of la dispute/mewithoutyou/hotel books

    9 Apr 7:03pm Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Safer in the Classroom/Love Song for Poor Feeny

    8 Apr 1:38pm Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    The Most Beautiful Bitter Feeny

    8 Apr 1:36pm Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    New Storms for Older Topanga

    8 Apr 1:36pm Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Also is the Boy Meets World theme song considered emo? Does this mean I was first wave emo if I watched the show?

    3 Apr 2:34pm Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Scene's still a thing. I still know a few scene kiddies, but the bands are dying out so they barely got stuff to listen to.

    3 Apr 2:31pm Reply
  • Pizza_Johnson69

    What is Scene music nowadays. I'm like 4 years out of High School. Are kids with fringes listening to La Dispute, do scene kids still exist? What are kids these days up to

    2 Apr 2:41am Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Tell that to my now lo-fi indie rock tumblr blogging friends

    29 Mar 11:48pm Reply
  • JohnKinggg

    We're the same generation of scene kids. It's not a phase.

    28 Mar 11:51pm Reply
  • joshb03

    They do indeed close with The Last Lost Continent on this tour, in case you were wondering. (2) Saw them live last night in NYC and they killed it. Great stage presence.

    28 Mar 7:27pm Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Are we the new generation of scene kids?

    28 Mar 10:35am Reply
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