La Dispute to Tour This Spring
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:29:20
Grand Rapids band La Dispute, who are buzzing in the hard rock underground, have announced tour dates for the spring. The band manufactures noisy, clang and clatter post-hardcore that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. It's discordant, but we like the sonic shake up the band offers. It doesn't go down easy, and that's a very good thing.
The tour begins on March 24 in Minneapolis, MI, heading to the West Coast for shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland, before heading back east to the East Coast including shows in Philadelphia and Bowery Ballroom in New York. The tour will feature support by Balance & Composure, All Get Out, and Sainthood Reps.
La Dispute is touring to support their sophomore album, Wildlife, released on No Sleep Records last October, which debuted at 135 on the Billboard Top 200. The follow-up to their 2008 LP Somewhere at the Bottom of The River Between Vega & Altair, Wildlife is a nearly 60-minute musical examination of the 20-something search for purpose; an exploration of the struggles that confront, damage, and redefine us inevitably in life through 14 tracks of new material.
Set up as a collection of "short stories" complete with the author's own notes and sectioned thematically by four monologues, Wildlife discusses the difficulties inherent in growing up by interweaving the author's own ambiguous loss and struggle for meaning alongside the stories it compelled him to document.
Recorded at both Drasik Studios in Chicago and StadiumRed in New York with Andrew Everding (from the band Thursday) and Joe Pedulla using no artificial reverb, La Dispute's sophomore full-length organically captures the sound of five friends committed to pushing their own creative boundaries while still retaining a desire to create honest and emotional music.
Check out "Hardened Harmonies" by going here.
Want more deets on La Dispute, who remind us of At the Drive-In?
The band is comprised of five close friends from the Upper Midwest with a firm passion for the concept of music and art as a medium for making new friends. As a result, La Dispute strives to make music that is 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.
Sat March 24 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis MN
Sun March 25 The Waiting Room, Omaha NE
Mon March 26 Gabe's Oasis, Iowa City IA
Tue March 27 Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS
Wed March 28 Marquis Theater, Denver CO
Thu March 29 The Basement, Ogden UT
Fri March 30 The Venue, Boise ID
Sat March 31 Vera Project, Seattle WA
Sun April 1 Branx, Portland OR
Tue April 3 Operahouse, Oakland CA
Wed April 4 Sub-Mission, San Francisco CA
Thu April 5 Chain Reaction, Anaheim CA
Fri April 6 Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles CA
Sat April 7 Rock City, Camarillo CA
Sun April 8 Che Cafe, San Diego CA
Mon April 9 The Underground, Phoenix AZ
Wed April 11 Pine Box, Midland TX
Thu April 12 Red 7, Austin TX
Fri April 13 Warehouse Live, Houston TX
Sat April 14 Rubbergloves, Dallas TX
Sun April 15 Conservatory, Oklahoma City OK
Mon April 16 Firebird, St Louis MO
Tue April 17 The End, Nashville TN
Wed April 18 Masquerade, Atlanta GA
Thu April 19 Orpheum, Tampa FL
Fri April 20 Talent Farm, Pembroke Pines FL
Sat April 21 The Pit, Jacksonville FL
Sun April 22 New Brookland, Columbia SC
Tue April 24 Southland Ballroom, Raleigh NC
Wed April 25 Kingdom, Richmond VA
Thu April 26 Otto Bar, Baltimore MD
Fri April 27 Lost Horizon, Syracuse NY
Sat April 28 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Sun April 29 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Mon April 30 Middle East, Cambridge MA
Wed May 2 La Sala Rosa, Montreal QC
Thu May 3 Mod Club, Toronto ON
Fri May 4 Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY
Sat May 5 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Sun May 6 Metro, Chicago IL
Mon May 7 Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI*
Did you dig La Dispute's "Hardened Harmonies?" Are they your new favorite post-hardcore band? They're mine!