Touche Amore/La Dispute “Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World” Split 7″

05/18/2010 § 14 Comments

Hello everyone,

I’m currently sitting in the back room at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis listening to our buds in Therefore I Am kill it. Chad and Vass are enjoying some vegan BBQ next door. Jordan is once again sick, so Colin is escorting him to the med center. Hoping that kid gets well soon. And Kev? He’s wearing some bad ass high tops right now. I know, right? weird.

Anyhow, to the point. We’re very pleased to announce a new release, that most of you have heard about. Here’s a few things you may not know about it:

No Sleep Records is proud to announce the upcoming split “Searching For A Pulse/The Worth Of The World” from Los Angeles’ Touché Amoré and Grand Rapids’ La Dispute.

Searching For A Pulse/The Worth Of The World is the
musical and emotional convergence of two groups of
close friends who, while from entirely different locations
and backgrounds, share a common passion for
creating honest art that seeks to explore the deeper
aspects of everyday existence. In particular, the songs
on either side of this record discuss thematically the
sometimes crippling mediocrity of day-to-day life,
paying special attention to the effect environment
has on self while attempting to reconcile feelings of
discontent in the face of self-doubt.

Musically, the 7” represents a new approach for both
bands. In an attempt to add aesthetic continuity to the
lyrical concept, they focused on finding musical middle
ground with the other — a process that forced
both bands into new creative territories and added
a consistency uncharacteristic of most splits. The end
result is a four song collaborative examination of life,
two musical snapshots from two very different cities
that each show the same lingering uncertainty present
everywhere, and a challenge to the creative process.

Recorded during similar time periods both in Los
Angeles and in New York and featuring collaborative
digital and hand-drawn artwork from LA DISPUTE’s
Adam Vass and TOUCHE AMORE’s Nick Steinhardt,
as well as vocal collaborations between each band’s
vocalists, Searching For A Pulse/The Worth Of The
World arrives via No Sleep Records this July.

Included inside is a digital download card of all four songs.
The new 7″ features 2 songs from each band, and will only be available via vinyl format (w/ download cards) at release, with a digital release to come later down the road.

Pre-orders are now up at with a limited edition PRE-ORDER t-shirt design also available. All pre-orders include a digital download valid on July 27th.

SFAP/TWOTW will be available July 27th, 2010. This split 7″ will NOT be available on iTunes on street date. Buy Vinyl!

Click the big ‘ol banner below to order!

I’d just like express how much we appreciate the continued support you folks have given us. It really means everything to us, much more than I or anyone else in this band can express. So again, thank you.

In other news,

Many of you have been saying things like, “I would totally go see you guys in New York on the 21st, but the show’s sold out man!” or, “I’m bummed the show at Bowery Ballroom sold out, not fair!” (note: nobody said any of that)

good news! Trash Talk and ourselves have added a second show. And what’s more? It’s free. check it out:

This show is brought to you by BV, 1000 Knives and Trash Talk Collective. This show is 100% FREE and ALL AGES. Get there on time. Space is very limited. Spread the word!

More info here.

More soon, thanks everyone.



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§ 14 Responses to Touche Amore/La Dispute “Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World” Split 7″

  • Daniel says:

    Does Black/Gold Marble mean the TA/LD Text? Or the scene around the TA/LD Text?

  • Karen says:

    Pre-ordered! Can’t wait to get the split in the mail. “Why It Scares Me” sounded fantastic when I saw you guys last month.

    Really hope you feel better soon, Jordan! Drink plenty of orange juice! Boosts your immune system and prevents scurvy!

  • Joseph says:

    pre-ordered! i heard the new stuff while you guys were in arizona, amazing. also – i didn’t have a chance to say hello, hope all is well.. take care guys

  • Gertie Frobe says:

    Turns out your show in Pittsburgh tonight is cancelled– I just climbed mount bummer.

    Do you have plans to play somewhere else in Pennsylvania tonight?

  • Kim says:

    Pre-ordered, this split is going to be great! My two favorite bands doing a split 7″ together is a dream come true. Can’t wait! Hope you guys are doing well and best of luck out on the rest of the tour, and hopefully see you all very soon!

  • JacobL.Ostrer says:

    I’m seeing you guys sunday, and sunday happens to be my 16th birthday.

    I am so excited you have no idea.
    You have been my favorite band for a year and a half.

  • Ramon says: Heres the video of you guys playing in the abandoned house in Australia

  • Bryce says:

    jordan or anyone in la dispute know of a good book to read? im out of ideas and id just like to know what you guys think would be a good read.

    • Gary says:

      Bryce, I suggest you read either The Wind Up Bird Chronicles or Kafka On The Shore, both by Haruki Murakami. An excellent author dabbling in post modernism and magical realism. Those interesting moments that are simultaneously otherwordly and peculiar that still strike hard at the heart of the human condition.

      On a La Dispute note: Chad knows how to party. See you all in GR soon enough. And No Sleeps shipping price is whack. Bum out.

    • La Dispute says:

      also, check out V. by Thomas Pynchon if you have not. so good.


  • pre-ordered ..july is a while away 😦 .. After june when are you in the uk next?

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