New La Dispute EP
2012-04-26 by BroManCaptainGuySirDylan | 110 Comments

Michigan Post-Hardcore group La Dispute have plans to release a new EP titled 'Conversations'. The EP will consist of interviews with frontman Jordan Dreyer about the themes and songwriting of 2011's 'Wildlife', conducted during the recording sessions of the album backed by unused instrumental demo's from the band.

All proceeds will go to an organization called 826Michigan.

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KotoFtw
April 26th 2012

1058 Comments


Sounds like something I'll get.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 26th 2012

48520 Comments


wow I love pretentious bands

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macman76
April 26th 2012

373 Comments


An EP of interviews and "unused instrumental demos"
What?

InFiction
April 26th 2012

3583 Comments


To me, it sounds like it'll be similar to the Here Hear EP's, but in a different direction.

Captain North
April 26th 2012

6743 Comments


No, Hear Here contained poetry. This sounds stupid.

figure337
April 26th 2012

420 Comments


Good cause bad concept.

RosaParks
April 26th 2012

14592 Comments


this is stupid lol
band continues to get worse

cvlts
April 26th 2012

8917 Comments


will consist of interviews with frontman Jordan Dreyer about the themes and songwriting of 2011's 'Wildlife', conducted during the recording sessions of the album backed by unused instrumental demo's from the band.

what in the actual fuck?

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macman76
April 26th 2012

373 Comments


The last time someone did something this shitty and pretentious and disguised it's purpose with charity, the Heat ended up with Lebron

deathofasalesman
April 26th 2012

5743 Comments


what in the actual fuck? [2]

Butkuiss
April 26th 2012

3869 Comments


This sounds cool.


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gabethepiratesquid
April 26th 2012

4521 Comments


ya'll are ridiculous. It's not like this is a legitimate release or EP, more just like a compilation of unreleased interviews/demos. There's nothing really pretentious or awful about that. It's just a small thing to do "for the fans" that goes to a good cause.

I mean I don't even really listen to them often but damn.

dcha
April 26th 2012

989 Comments


Their bassist sways back and forth like he's in a chick metal band.

macman76
April 26th 2012

373 Comments


Yea gabe, but this is the kinda thing you tack onto a pre-order. It's kinda lame that it's released stand alone.

houseswediein
April 26th 2012

33 Comments


i don't know what to think about this

stepsascending
April 26th 2012

41 Comments


The only way this would be pretentious is if their lyrical themes were shallow, and they attempted to add depth that wasn't there. They aren't, and call for further explanation. Any fan of the band would be interested in listening to this, so I don't see the harm in releasing it.

sniper
April 26th 2012

18578 Comments


i just don't think it's an ep if it's just interviews...

someguest
April 26th 2012

18831 Comments


I'd rather just give to the charity, which is awesome by the way.

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DarthMann
April 26th 2012

13467 Comments


id buy this even if wildlife sucks

Tijnmans
April 26th 2012

350 Comments


Might get this!

XingKing
April 26th 2012

8982 Comments


As if the Hear Here EPs didnt suck enough balls...

Captain North
April 26th 2012

6743 Comments


Laziest charity release ever though. Could have at least recorded some new songs bloody hell.

BlackTaxi2d
April 26th 2012

89 Comments


sounds more like some b-sides that weren't complete.

they should call it like it is.

still like the band, aside from the christianity references. haters gonna hate.

KSK1
April 26th 2012

4051 Comments


Sounds like the most retarded thing i've ever heard. God I hate this band.

FruityCatOfDoom
April 26th 2012

2059 Comments


Rosa Parks is a bitch.
Just saying.

Timmons
April 26th 2012

561 Comments


this sounds so lame.

BewilderedLemon
April 26th 2012

123 Comments


"wildlife sucks" lol opinions

Xenophanes
Emeritus
April 26th 2012

10553 Comments


this leaked like last week and I listened for funzies. Well, I tried to listen but it wasn't really an ep, and much of it is lost w/o the accompaning artwork etc..

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SCREAMorphine
April 26th 2012

1703 Comments


It's worth a listen, though I don't get the concept of the whole thing...

dcha
April 26th 2012

989 Comments


"The only way this would be pretentious is if their lyrical themes were shallow, and they attempted to add depth that wasn't there. They aren't, and call for further explanation. Any fan of the band would be interested in listening to this, so I don't see the harm in releasing it."

Pretentious talking about pretense? Meta-pretentious.

KSK1
April 26th 2012

4051 Comments


^They could just release that information for free like every other band in the world.

VicariousIntent
April 26th 2012

1591 Comments


Misleading news title, and by misleading I mean wrong. This is not an EP. They never called it an EP, and it doesn't make
sense to call it an EP. It's mostly just commentary.

That being said, I still plan to get my hands on this, especially since it's for a good cause. Love this album and love these
guys.

Rashandarei
April 26th 2012

19 Comments


Band puts a little extra work into some interviews in order to release it entirely for charity.

Sputnik calls it pretentious.

taa672
April 26th 2012

29 Comments


if you think it's dumb then don't buy it. simple.

fuckthatnoise
April 26th 2012

1479 Comments


might b cool.

i'd rather have Here Hear IV but this'll probably be enjoyable.

DotEight
April 26th 2012

5434 Comments


"if you think it's dumb then don't buy it. simple."

Not a fuckin' problem, trust me.

balcaen
April 26th 2012

3183 Comments


It's really not that pretentious considering Dreyer's diction is pretty poetic within itself. And why release it for free when you can donate to a cause? I don't see anything wrong with this. Sounds like a much easier listen than the Here Hear series.

North0House2
April 26th 2012

5583 Comments


I mean, I love samples, particularly those that are just someone speaking- I feel like it adds to the weight of a song (i.e. Sleep by GY!BE etc...).

But interviews from the band's frontman? That sounds kind of... eh. I love the way the guy speaks though, so maybe it'll be cool. I'm not gonna count it out yet.

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dcha
April 26th 2012

989 Comments


This band is one big weak ass metaphor.

OnlyAnchors
April 26th 2012

867 Comments


i dont think anyone has a problem with la dispute for their charity thing. Its the whole painfully self-aware and pretensious bullshit on some b-sides. I mean they couldnt just release b-sides without lame commentary????

RyanDonahoe
April 26th 2012

142 Comments


I understand this is for a good cause blah blah blah, but its a bunch of fucking interviews and instrumentals that they're actually gonna sell. Why wouldn't they record at least one song for this so more people will buy it and help out the cause. Also, never could understand they insane amounts of love or hate for this band. They're decent, but let's be serious, they aren't doing anything mewithoutyou hasn't already done well before they even existed.

fuckthatnoise
April 26th 2012

1479 Comments


^yeah except Wildlife is better than anything mwY has ever released.

dcha
April 26th 2012

989 Comments


Citycop will eclipse LaD in no time.

Spluger
April 26th 2012

1001 Comments


^ I'd be ok with that.

waterboy92
April 26th 2012

148 Comments


Wildlife did not suck, if it did, i'd give it to you. and this sounds cool as hell. just because its not new music, you don't have to bitch about it. Unreleased interviews backed up by unused music by La Dispute is enough to satisfy this guy

Rashandarei
April 26th 2012

19 Comments


I just don't understand the criticism here. This is one thing of many that they put together for a charity package to sell to fans that would be interested in some extra stuff.

cbjeeby
April 26th 2012

14 Comments


little late on the april fools joke la dispute?

RyanDonahoe
April 26th 2012

142 Comments


There's no reason to get straight up angry over this, but it's hardly logical or justifiable other than the fact that it's for charity. And whoever said wildlife is better than anything mwy has done is ridiculous because opinions are like assholes(think you know the rest) There's just really no arguing that these guys are somewhat of a mwy clone, i mean even down to the vocals. I'm not really a huge fan of either, but I'm just callin' it like I see it.

VicariousIntent
April 26th 2012

1591 Comments


The mewithoutYou comparison barely makes sense at all and it's really annoying when anyone brings it up.

FlyntFlossy
April 26th 2012

86 Comments


Band sucks big time

PuddlesPuddles
April 26th 2012

4665 Comments


Voice irks the crap out of me

someguest
April 26th 2012

18831 Comments


still like the band, aside from the christianity references. haters gonna hate.


what the fuck are you talking about

botb
April 26th 2012

9274 Comments


saw them last night, they fucking killed it.

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gabethepiratesquid
April 26th 2012

4521 Comments


"Citycop will eclipse LaD in no time."
lol yea sputnik hype REALLY makes bands' careers.

North0House2
April 26th 2012

5583 Comments


"Citycop will eclipse LaD in no time."

They already did, in my honest opinion. Seasons was amazing.

someguest
April 26th 2012

18831 Comments


was it

KILL
April 26th 2012

67023 Comments


fag band

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KSK1
April 26th 2012

4051 Comments


"saw them last night"

sorry to hear that.

someguest
April 26th 2012

18831 Comments


yeah he should've been watching the bruins game instead

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

someguest
April 26th 2012

18831 Comments


yo we're the bruins and we're the only hockey team to ever lose to a black guy

feels good man

KSK1
April 26th 2012

4051 Comments


"yeah he should've been watching the bruins game instead"

Way to just twist my heart around like I don't have feelings you insensitive bastard.

botb
April 26th 2012

9274 Comments


looooooooooooooooooooooool

KSK1
April 26th 2012

4051 Comments


"yo we're the bruins and we're the only hockey team to ever lose to a black guy"

Haven't done my research but I highly doubt that's true. I'm sure one of the other 3 have won games before.

RyanDonahoe
April 26th 2012

142 Comments


Let's be serious, if you don't hear at least some MWY influence, then you're lying to yourself. Listen to a song like January 1979 then listen to Wildlife, and if you don't hear it then you just don't want to.

RyanDonahoe
April 26th 2012

142 Comments


Yeah man, that Bruins joke was a real low blow. At least we got the cup last year, no other team can say that.

someguest
April 26th 2012

18831 Comments


well no shit one team wins the cup per year

RyanDonahoe
April 26th 2012

142 Comments


You seem like you got a chip on your shoulder, you a leafs or oilers fan or some shit?

someguest
April 26th 2012

18831 Comments


don't really follow hockey, watch the wings in the playoffs to fit in and drink beer

auberginedreams
April 26th 2012

5981 Comments


the title of this article is ridiculously bad. that being said, this "ep" is actually more interesting than i thought it would be. i never realized harder harmonies was about suicide.

auberginedreams
April 26th 2012

5981 Comments


someguest, is vancouver your favorite la dispute release? just wondering because you have it as your avatar.

sloppy777
April 26th 2012

22 Comments


Why are you even on this message board if your hating on the band. Somewhere and Wildlife were really good albums and they were awesome live. The description of the article is written pretty badly though.

TomAkaVeto
April 26th 2012

1521 Comments


why are you all so retarded sometimes?

KSK1
April 26th 2012

4051 Comments


"Why are you even on this message board if your hating on the band."

This isn't youtube.

sloppy777
April 26th 2012

22 Comments


"Sounds like the most retarded thing i've ever heard. God I hate this band."
You had the effort to click on the link and hate on it lol Compared to other shitty scene post-hardcore bands you think la dispute is bad? Instrumental and lyrically wise their sound and people have different opinions on jordan's voice but I like it, it shows emotion. I rather listen to that studio/live wise than listen to a band that has screams that sound like crap live.


Ignimbrite
April 26th 2012

5226 Comments


gayness

KILL
April 26th 2012

67023 Comments


worst band ever

sloppy777
April 26th 2012

22 Comments


Your favorite bands are Fall Out Boy and All Time Low LOL

Ignimbrite
April 26th 2012

5226 Comments


no, La Dispute are just really mediocre

KILL
April 26th 2012

67023 Comments


gayest band ever fuck them in the ass

sloppy777
April 26th 2012

22 Comments


I disagree, there's way worseeee bands than this. They do appeal to a younger audience though which I see at their shows. But not to the 14 year old scene kids who like crappy breakdowns and simple guitar riffs which La Dispute doesn't symbolize at all. It's all opinion though.

vakuola
April 26th 2012

274 Comments


Robots.

KSK1
April 26th 2012

4051 Comments


@Sloppy, you were certainly able to draw a lot of conclusions from one comment. Numerous people have admitted to me that they think this band sounds like shit but they like it because it's emotional. Sorry, but I don't dismiss the sound of a band for it's content. I mean this is supposed to be music right? If I wanted to hear someone cry while they read a poem then yeah, i'll listen to this band but I don't see that happening any time soon.

sloppy777
April 26th 2012

22 Comments


But numerous people also said this band is good. So are you pretty much generalizing this whole genre of music and saying that all of these bands that have similar vocals are bad? Have you ever listened to pianos become the teeth, defeater, or touche amore? Also very good bands in this category of music. If you look up the lyrics or go to a show it might change your mind. I thought the same way at one point but I like the band alot now and also other bands in the genre.

LG
April 26th 2012

3049 Comments


Kill stop hating on people with talent. Not every band is gonna be as bad as Rush

rokknroll4
April 26th 2012

154 Comments


I get that they want to do something "creative" with the B-sides but this is fucking stupid.

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KSK1
April 26th 2012

4051 Comments


@Dude melodic hardcore is my favorite genre. Verse, Departures, Counterparts, MLIW, More Than Life, and Troubled Coast are some of my favorite bands. I don't like Touche Amore, PBTT are good, and Defeater are okay. A little overrated imo but still pretty good. This band is boring and whiny. You are certainly entitled to your opinion but just realize that I am as well.

FearThyEvil9
April 26th 2012

11324 Comments


This ep is fucking pointless and I really enjoy this band.

Rashandarei
April 26th 2012

19 Comments


Yeah, because charity is so pointless.

botb
April 26th 2012

9274 Comments


i'll be interested to hear the story behind some of the songs tbh

FearThyEvil9
April 26th 2012

11324 Comments


Yeah, because charity is so pointless.

Not the charity portion at all.

Maize
April 26th 2012

148 Comments


redefining pretension

someguest
April 26th 2012

18831 Comments


someguest, is vancouver your favorite la dispute release? just wondering because you have it as your avatar.


it's good and I'm from michigan so

waterboy92
April 26th 2012

148 Comments


This band is incredible. just sayin'

Sauce
April 26th 2012

647 Comments


cover is from edward benz. i bet.

love this band.

Sauce
April 26th 2012

647 Comments


nvm i'm an idiot.

Apollo
April 26th 2012

10083 Comments


lol this band

KeithStone582
April 26th 2012

1480 Comments


Great band, but this sounds dumb.

Graveyard
April 26th 2012

5367 Comments


sounds useless

LG
April 26th 2012

3049 Comments


whiny bitches

someguest
April 26th 2012

18831 Comments


yeah charity. what bullshit.

spillingmercury
April 26th 2012

877 Comments


Probably going to swipe this and feel bad and donate to the charity later on, I'll listen to it for what it is and for the fact that I liked Dreyer's voice in the Here Hear series. Idg why everyone here is getting their panties in a bunch when half you probably wouldn't have paid for it initially anyways even if it was a legitimate ep.

auberginedreams
April 27th 2012

5981 Comments


this was actually really insightful and going back and listening to wildlife the lyrics mean a lot more having listened to this. i wish the title of this article wasn't so poorly written because obviously if you tease a new ep and you're given an interview people are gonna be pissed. i was. but if you take conversations for what it is (not an ep) then i think some of you guys may up enjoying it. obviously you'd have to be a pretty big la dispute fan to be able to endure close to an hour and a half or jordan's ramblings. but for super-fans like me and i'm sure others on this site (aids) and especialy those fans from michigan (someguest) i'd definitely recommend this - not as an ep, but as a companion piece to wildlife.

immortalizepain
April 27th 2012

374 Comments


I hate it. Well the talking was nice, but the background music was kinda horrible.

techdeathkid
April 27th 2012

92 Comments


And I continue to lose more and more faith in Sputnik because the user base just gets more and more retarded.
This thread is idiotic.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
April 27th 2012

23606 Comments


thanks for getting me excited for a new EP, which "Conversations" is not

ps fuck everybody, this thread is terrible

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Strider
April 27th 2012

4598 Comments


I have yet to listen to Wildlife

XingKing
September 4th 2012

8982 Comments


Finally got around to this and it's awful. Respect for donating to charity, but awful.

auberginedreams
September 4th 2012

5981 Comments


it's just an interview, how can it be awful?

sector7nhnw
October 27th 2013

1 Comments


No one is forcing you to get it, stupid twats.

Pheromone
October 27th 2013

2922 Comments


wow I love pretentious bands

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