Friday, April 2, 2010

La Dispute - Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair

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.

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This is definitely one of my favorite records at the moment. Highly recommended for everybody!

[ No Sleep Records | 2008 | Post-Hardcore | VBR | 51:30 ]

1. Such Small Hands - 1:35
2. Said The King To The River - 4:01
3. New Storms For Older Lovers - 4:59
4. Damaged Goods - 2:55
5. Fall Down, Never Get Back Up Again - 2:45
6. Bury Your Flame - 4:35
7. Last Blues For Bloody Knuckles - 5:00
8. The Castle Builders - 2:46
9. Andria - 4:20
10. Then Again, Maybe You Were Right - 1:36
11. Sad Prayers For Guilty Bodies - 3:46
12. The Last Lost Continent - 12:02
13. Nobody, Not Even The Rain - 1:10


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