La Dispute "Wildlife"

NSR060
10/03/2011
SOLD OUT

Release Information

La Dispute's "Wildlife," the follow-up to their 2008 LP "Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair," is a nearly 60-minute musical examination of the twentysomething search for purpose; an exploration of the struggles that confront, damage, and redefine us inevitably in life through 14 tracks of new material. Set up as a collection of unpublished "short stories" complete with the author's notes and sectioned thematically by four monologues, "Wildlife" discusses the difficulties inherent in growing up by interweaving the author's own ambiguous loss and struggle for meaning alongside the stories it compelled him to document. Accordingly, each song musically captures both the moods and tones of those stories as well as the more subtle personal narrative throughout the entire record through a heavy reliance on dynamics and alternative instrumentation allowing for a diversity that shows nearly every spot on the spectrum while never sounding out of place, forced, or unfamiliar. Recorded at both Drasik Studios in Chicago and StadiumRed in New York with Andrew Everding and Joe Pedulla using no artificial reverb, La Dispute's sophomore full length organically captures the sound of five friends committed to pushing their own creative boundaries while still retaining a desire to create honest and emotional music. "Wildlife" arrives October 4 via No Sleep Records.

Track Listing

1. a Departure
2. Harder Harmonies
3. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Blues
4. Edit Your Hometown
5. a Letter
6. Safer in the Forest/Love Song for Poor Michigan
7. The Most Beautiful Bitter Fruit
8. a Poem
9. King Park
10. Edward Benz, 27 Times
11. I See Everything
12. a Broken Jar
13. all our bruised bodies and the whole heart shrinks
14. You and I in Unison

Vinyl Pressing Information

First Pressing
20 Black (Test Pressings)
250 Clear / Clear (Only in Deluxe)
500 Dark Yellow / Clear
500 Dark Red / Clear
750 Dark Green / Clear
1000 Gray / Clear
2000 Black / Black

Record Store Day 2012
100 Pink / Pink

Second Pressing
1800 Grey / Grey

Third Pressing
168 Yellow / Yellow (Tour Press)
900 Yellow Cream / Yellow Cream

Fourth Pressing
1000 Brown/Black Starburst

Fifth Pressing
600 Forest Green/Cream Starburst

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