Thursday, March 31, 2011
La Dispute Announce Split Release w/ Koji * US Tour Dates w/ Defeater, Native, Former Thieves and More!
"Traveling, hanging out, and playing music. Three of our favorite things with three of our favorite bands and closest friends. Split with Koji to be released soon, studio time booked, and a new full length very much on the horizon. Couldn't be more excited. Come say hello." - Jordan Dreyer / La Dispute
La Dispute is set to head out on their first official headline tour following the release of "Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair" via No Sleep Records in November 2008. The band has kept busy touring in support of their debut ever since. The support for the recent set of dates comes from Defeater (who released their second album, "Endless Days and Sleepless Nights," on March 8th via Bridge 9), Native (Sargent House), and Former Thieves (who will release their debut album "The Language That We Speak" via No Sleep Records on April 19th).
La Dispute has also announced they will be releasing a new split 12" with their good friend, singer/songwriter/activist Koji, via No Sleep Records on May 3rd, 2011. Songs were recorded by Thursday's Andrew Everding and Mark Michalik respectively, and preorders are available now at the No Sleep Records Webstore.
La Dispute is 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 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.
* La Dispute will be in the studio this Spring with Thursday's Andrew Everding finishing their still untitled second album for No Sleep, which is expected to come out early this the Fall. 12" available in 3 colors, limited t-shirt only available w/ pre-orders of split release (lp must be in cart to purchase shirt) - vinyl is one-sided w/ etching on the b-side. All pre-orders while supplies last receive a free 1" button.
La Dispute Live!
w/ Defeater, Native, Former Thieves
Thu 5/5/11 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI tickets
Fri 5/6/11 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL tickets
Sat 5/7 House Cafe - Dekalb, IL
Sun 5/8 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
Mon 5/9 Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
Tue 5/10 Hi Tone Cafe - Memphis, TN
Wed 5/11 Rocketown - Nashville, TN tickets
Thu 5/12 The Firehouse, Birmingham, AL
Fri 5/13 Sweet Melissa's - Savannah, GA
Sat 5/14 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC tickets
Sun 5/15 The Brewery - Raleigh, NC
Tue 5/17 Canal Club - Richmond, VA tickets
Wed 5/18 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD
Thu 5/19 Archway Center - Altoona, PA tickets
Fri 5/20 Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Cave In)
Sat 5/21 Krazy Fest - Louisville, KY tickets
Sun 5/22 The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA tickets
Mon 5/23 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT tickets
Tue 5/24 Studio at Webster Hall - New York, NY
Wed 5/25 Palladium (upstairs) - Worcester, MA tickets
Thu 5/26 Underworld - Montreal, QC tickets
Fri 5/27 Wreck Room - Toronto, ON tickets
Sat 5/28 Bled Fest - Howell, MI tickets
La Dispute / Koji "Never Come Undone" Track List
1. La Dispute - Sunday Morning At A Funeral
2. Koji - Peacemaker
3. La Dispute - Last Blues
4. Koji - Biomusicology
For more information, visit:
La Dispute Webstore