La Dispute’s website describes the band as…”five close friends from the Upper Midwest with a mutual passion for using music as a means to express, challenge, inform, and connect, but also as a fantastic excuse to have fun, make tons of new friends, and travel anywhere and everywhere that people will have them.”
La Dispute is a post-hardcore band who formed in 2004. In 2006, the band released their debut EP Vancouver on Friction Records. Shortly after in 2008, they temporarily signed to Forest Life records, where their next EP Here, Hear was released followed by their EP Untitled 7″. La Dispute’s debut album, Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair, was released with No Sleep Records along with the the second version of their EP Here, Hear. They released two more EPs, The Worth of the World (2010) and Never Come Undone (2011). Their second album, Wildfire, was also released in 2011. La Dispute’s most recent album was released March 18, 2014, titled, Rooms of the House.
La Dispute’s lead singer, Jordan Dreyer, commented on the use of labels to describe the band’s style, “In general, I think boxing art into categories only serves as a way to exclude people from exploring different variations of the same thing. I think the only real definition between artists exists in their intentions for creating art….” Elements of La Dispute’s music incorporate spoken word style passages into intense songs, the use of highly complex lyrics and Jordan Dreyer’s versatile control of his voice; able to swap between singing and screaming to correspond and compliment the emotion of the music and the lyrics. These qualities can be noticed in their single “Such Small Hands.”
La Dispute at the Mohawk
Sunday, March 23