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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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  • eatmangos

    La Dispute, City and Colour and Racionais saved my life.

    8 hours ago Reply
  • FoolmeThrice

    oh comely is one of the greatest songs ever. that whole album is good, and i gather that's what they're gonna play. but really, they just want cash. it doesn't feel authentic to me until i hear otherwise .

    17 Apr 9:02pm Reply
  • mega_bread

    Honestly, I don't really care for NMH except for a few songs that he has written in which are absolutely fantastic. Most of the value I placed into going was value based on the fact that a show like that was never going to happen again.

    17 Apr 1:59pm Reply
  • Pizza_Johnson69

    I would love to go to an NMH show. A bunch of old farts in flannel playing boring acoustic songs sounds like a great time.

    17 Apr 3:44am Reply
  • VenomInMyVeins

    I really like this band a lot, but there is something about them that doesn't click with me. I just can't pinpoint what it is :/

    16 Apr 10:00pm Reply
  • mega_bread

    The NMH show in Arizona sold out so fast. At least Boris is playing in a few months at the same place. Boris is incredible.

    16 Apr 9:39pm Reply
  • FoolmeThrice

    neutral milk hotel wants way too much money for a ticket i'm really disappointed in them

    16 Apr 3:56pm Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Well at least in Boston.

    16 Apr 11:40am Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    The only thing spring is good for is summer concert announcements.

    16 Apr 11:40am Reply
  • bruno_avilar

    15 Apr 6:38pm Reply
  • FoolmeThrice

    The White Album

    14 Apr 4:07am Reply
  • SpyKiisMaGiC

    I think they're both pretty close but I'd go with Wildlife too, it's just a more powerful album.

    13 Apr 9:23pm Reply
  • mega_bread

    Wildlife is generally a better album. The sounds are diverse, there are many bluesy parts that sound just fantastic. It's an album that does so well on its own, even when the concept of La Dispute is taken out of context. Rooms of the House sort of smears together. It isn't a bad album by any means, but just doesn't come close to Wildlife in my own opinion.

    11 Apr 5:50am Reply
  • brootinho

    Underoath saved mine last year when everything was shitty

    10 Apr 10:23pm Reply
  • brootinho

    Even though I still prefer Wildlife than Rooms of the House, it's great that La Dispute doesn't record the same album over and over. That's probably the reason people enjoy this band so much despise tumblr.

    10 Apr 10:23pm Reply
  • mega_bread

    When I was going through a really depressing break up three years ago, Title Fight saved my life. I am ashamed to admit that, but I listened to The Last Thing over and over. It kept me going. Fuck.

    10 Apr 6:39am Reply
  • Pizza_Johnson69

    Dude, you watched Speed today on TV before posting that. It was on TV today, I just read your fucking mind.

    10 Apr 4:55am Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt > Keanu Reeves

    10 Apr 4:22am Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Real talk? The Dear Hunter saved mine. I always thought it was silly that people thought that music could save lives until I gave Casey's first album a shot and heard 1878 and ever since that first listen I've loved them ever since. It's been years since I've listened to them and my favorite songs always changes. The Acts are masterpieces.

    10 Apr 2:43am Reply
  • FoolmeThrice

    Keanu Reeves saved my life

    10 Apr 1:41am Reply
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