May tour, “Never Come Undone” pre-order, and new webstore.

03/23/2011 § 14 Comments

Hello friends,

The first couple months have been a bit quiet as we prepare to finish the next record, but we’re very happy to make the first batch of announcements for the coming year. So many wonderful things in store, thanks for being patient with us. Here goes:

May Tour w/ Defeater, Native, Former Thieves

All other ticket links and pre-orders will be up very soon, we’ll let you know when that happens.

May 5, 2011 – Detroit, MI (US) @ The Magic Stick – Buy Tickets
May 6, 2011 – Chicago, IL (US) @ Beat Kitchen – Buy Tickets
May 7, 2011 – Dekalb, IL (US) @ The House Cafe
May 8, 2011 – Des Moines, IA (US) @ Vaudville Mews
May 9, 2011 – Springfield, MO (US) @ The Outland Ballroom
May 10, 2011 – Memphis, TN (US) @ Hi Tone Cafe
May 11, 2011 – Nashville, TN (US) @ Rocketown – Buy Tickets
May 12, 2011 – Birmingham, AL (US) @ The Firehouse
May 13, 2011 – Savannah, GA (US) @ Studio 2 Ten
May 14, 2011 – Columbia, SC (US) @ New Brookland Tavern – Buy Tickets
May 15, 2011 – Raleigh, NC (US) @ The Brewery
May 17, 2011 – Richmond, VA (US) @ The Canal Club – Buy Tickets
May 18, 2011 – Baltimore, MD (US) @ Charm City Art Space
May 19, 2011 – Altoona, PA (US) @ The Archway Center – Buy Tickets
May 20, 2011 – Pittsburgh, PA (US) @ Altar Bar
May 21, 2011 – Louisville, KY (US) @ Expo Five – Krazy Fest – Buy Tickets
May 22, 2011 – Philadelphia, PA (US) @ The Barbary – Buy Tickets
May 23, 2011 – Hartford, CT (US) @ Webster Underground – Buy Tickets
May 24, 2011 – New York, NY (US) @ The Studio @ Webster Hall
May 25, 2011 – Worcester, MA (US) @ The Palladium – Buy Tickets
May 26, 2011 – Montreal, QC (CA) @ Underworld – Buy Tickets
May 27, 2011 – Toronto, ON (CA) @ Wreck Room – Buy Tickets
May 28, 2011 – Howell, MI (US) @ Hartland Performing Arts Center – Bled Fest – Buy Tickets

*** Tickets and additional information for any upcoming show are available here.***

In other news, we’ll soon be releasing a new split 12″ with our very good friend, singer/songwriter/activist Koji, via No Sleep Records. Pre-orders can be found here.

“Never Come Undone,” the forthcoming split 12” release from Harrisburg, PA singer-songwriter Andew Koji Shiraki and Grand Rapids, MI outfit La Dispute is, above all things, an attempt to transcend musical differences; to show that, where a middle ground exists ethically and emotionally, differences in genre and style are rendered irrelevant, and the greater truth is made apparent. Birthed from a friendship grounded more in similarities in intention and approach than in musical commonality, “Never Come Undone” seeks to highlight those important similarities by exploring a new congruence musically while discussing separately the same topic. Featuring two songs from Koji (one original and one cover) and two songs from La Dispute (one original and one re-imagining of a track from 2008‘s Somewhere…), the record reflects heavily on the two artists’ individual experiences with loss and their reaction to it. Through that, the aforementioned emotional and personal similarities shine through, showing that while contrasts may exist between people on the surface, a common thread binds them. At the same time, and perhaps most poignantly, some differences still exist (and differences always will) but neither the record, nor the friendship that inspired it, suffers. Recorded separately at Drasik Studios in Chicago, IL (Koji) and at StadiumRed in Harlem, NY (La Dispute) “Never Come Undone” shows Koji and La Dispute at the peak of their friendship exploring new personal ground both musically and lyrically and will be released May 3rd, 2011 on one-sided 12” by No Sleep Records.

Last but not least, we finally have a fully functional web store. It ships worldwide as well! Have a look here.

More news on the way, stay tuned.

-LD

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