The shows will be special events featuring the band playing songs that have never been heard live before, as well as, readings of excerpts from their favorite books, stories, and poems, and a Q&A session conducted by the band with the crowd each night.
David Weiss over at SonicScoop writes about the decision to allow no artificial reverb on La Dispute's Wildlife.
Like many feats of engineering, the “no reverb” rule came not by design but as a matter of natural course, starting at the initial sessions in Chicago. “We had miked the drums in the live room, and the room mics that were in there were set up for talkback,” Pedulla recalls. “Then the guitarist was in there to be next to his amp, and we started realizing, ‘This sounds cool.’ The parts needed this ambience, and sounded really good with that sound that you don’t get from close mics.
For those of you not present at either our Grand Rapids or our Cleveland show this past Sunday and Monday respectively (excepting of course close friends not in attendance who were privy to this information prior to the commencement of tour), Kevin has, after roughly ten years of standing to my left and playing guitar in La Dispute, decided to move on to pursue other endeavors. Unsurprisingly, he’s stepping only sideways in his passion, opting instead to pursue the building of beautiful guitars rather than to play guitar beautifully as a profession, enrolling in a luthiery school here in our home...
For the first time, I’m actually having a fairly hard time describing exactly what made this night and show so intense for me – aside form just the nature and content of the music, that is. Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was that my hoodie wasn’t quite warm enough. Maybe it’s because I was at the show alone, which is rare. Whatever the reason, everything added up and the intensity and show just clicked. No matter what band you’re a fan of or what album or song catches your ear most, definitely go see this show if it comes near you.
La Dispute is auctioning off three test press copies of the band's utterly amazing new record, Rooms of the House. The band will be donating all the money to charity - one test press designated for one of the charities and details can be found in the replies. Rooms of the House hits stores on March 18th.
You can check out the track listing for La Dispute's new album, Rooms of the House, below. The band also released a new song titled "Stay Happy There," which is available to purchase on iTunes. Preorders are also now available.
1) Hudsonville, MI 1956
2) First Reactions After Falling Through the Ice
3) Woman (In Mirror)
4) Scenes from Highways 1981-2009
5) For Mayor in Splitsville
7) Stay Happy There
8) The Child We Lost 1963
9) Woman (Reading)
10) Extraordinary Dinner Party
11) Objects in Space
Hot Water Music will be heading out on its first headline tour in 8 years in early 2013, and the band is taking The Menzingers and La Dispute along for the ride. You can find pre-order details here and tour dates in the replies.
Today we've got something special from our friends on the Favorite Gentlemen Tour. All Get Out recently shot a video with Brad Vander Lugt of La Dispute, David Williams, and Joseph VanSpronsen for a new live session series. Head to the replies to watch the behind-the-scenes view of the filming shot by Jonathan Corley of Manchester Orchestra.
February's Shallow Water t-shirt can be purchased here. It was designed by Adam Vass of La Dispute and will benefit Mass Equality. These shirts are limited and the first three months sold out pretty quickly, so don't hesitate!
La Dispute is giving their entire discography away for free today (type in "0" on Bandcamp to download). Any money donated will be given to 826michigan, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and teachers who inspire their students to write.