Our 100 Words Or Less Podcast with host Ray Harkins is back with Jordan Dreyer of La Dispute. Ray and Jordan discuss acting, the process of creativity, and unintentional beginnings. The conversation is an open and revealing one for fans who ask to find out more about the band, so make sure to check this episode out if you’re interested.
Painting my Cajon: step one
Seaway/Stickup Kid/Candy Hearts/Driver friendly on August 6 c:
I think they’ve grown tremendously as artists, and are incredible at what they do. I think they accomplished what they intended with each of their records, and I have no idea where they’d even go next with future projects, and I love that.
If I didn’t know going into ROTH that it was almost entirely made up, I’d think it was their most personal record yet. I think the entire concept around it is very simple, but effective. Jordan’s vocal cadence has improved dramatically, and little things like internal rhyming, alliteration, the way the music is matched perfectly to what’s being said, etc, really add to the storytelling and tie ROTH together in a really unique way..You don’t have to make something 10 minutes long and super wordy for it to be emotionally cutting and have impact, and I think they realized that this time around.
The way they were able to make an entire world with feelings and history based around a fictional couple is really neat. Maybe Jordan just didn’t need to write something super personal this time around which is fine with me, but he did say he took certain things from personal experience and just shaped them to fit the story, so that’s arguable. It’s a fully realized story, and I appreciate and value that.
Aside from a few jams, I really don’t enjoy Somewhere… as much as I used to. It’s so cloyingly dramatic and hokey at some points, rendering certain songs almost unlistenable for me at this point. I do love it for the most part, and have a special place in my heart for it. The Last Lost Continent is one of their best songs, and it got me into them to begin with.
La Dispute, Paris-2014
Also, my absolute favorite thing is when people steal really well known art without the permission of the artist, and don’t give credit, and then use it for edits
The reason I never post is because 97% of the posts about La Dispute are now generic and mass produced edits of the lyrics or logo over some picture and it’s just boring
A couple of months late but I’m proud of my graduation cap.
La Dispute // Edit Your Hometown