La Dispute

from: Grand Rapids, Michigan U.S.
genre: Post-Hardcore / Screamo / Progressive

La Dispute is a five-piece band from Grand Rapids, MI. Most frequently referred to as Post-Hardcore (but sometimes also Progressive Rock and Screamo), La Dispute has spent roughly the last year of its existence writing and recording their first full length album, called "Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair," in hopes of accurately displaying their growth both as individuals and as a single artistic unit while creating an end product that encourages the listener to both think and feel. Drawing its title from an Asian folktale, "Somewhere" attempts to prompt discussion regarding the aspects of ourselves that prevent us from maintaining our happiness as people by documenting both their own experiences in the matter and the experiences of those around them, while musically encouraging the listener to expand their notions of music and art by exploring time signatures, tempos, dynamics, song structures, etc. The result of countless sleepless nights, exhaustingly precise recording sessions, and a diligence bordering psychosis, "Somewhere" is far and a way the bands most mature, articulate, and diverse release thus far expanding significantly upon the groundwork from its previous two short releases. Recorded at Studiotte in Grand Rapids by Joel and Troy Otte with artwork by Nick Satinover, "Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair" attempts to display an unceasing passion for art, emotion, love, community, and any other aspect of life that similarly inspires humanity to create for the better.

La Dispute - Vancouver (2006)
audio: 256 kbps

1. Future Wars
2. A Word of Welcome and of Warning
3. See You In Vancouver
4. To Withstand the Force of Storms
5. He Is Here, He Is Not Afraid
6. The Surgeon and the Scientist
7. Fairmount
8. Untitled


La Dispute - Untitled 7'' (2008)
audio: 160 kbps

1. Side Triangle: Shall Never Lose Its Power
2. Side Square: Only Everything Below


La Dispute - Here, Hear. EP (2008)
audio: 192-320 kbps

1. One
2. Two
3. Three
4. Four


La Dispute - Somewhere At The Bottom Of
The River Between Vega And Altair (2008)
audio: 320 kbps

1. Such Small Hands
2. Said the King to the River
3. New Storms for Older Lovers
4. Damaged Goods
5. Fall Down, Never Get Back Up Again
6. Bury Your Flame
7. Last Blues for Bloody Knuckles
8. The Castle Builders
9. Andria
10. Then Again, Maybe You Were Right
11. Sad Prayers for Guilty Bodies
12. The Last Lost Continent
13. Nobody, Not Even the Rain


La Dispute - Here, Hear. II EP (2008)
audio: 192 kbps

1. Five
2. Six
3. Seven
4. Eight



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