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Michigan’s brooding La Dispute debuts “For Mayor In Splitsville” video

Michigan’s La Dispute has released two albums to date, both of which established the band as one of the most riveting practitioners of post-hardcore around. But with its third full-length, Rooms Of The House, the quintet has truly spread its wings—and slammed them into four tightening walls. A concept album detailing the collapse of cohabitating couple, Rooms imbues a well-worn idea with a flair for poetic narrative, stark symbolism, and frontman Jordan Dreyer’s densely-woven, spoken-sung delivery. In that sense it’s reminiscent of Cursive’s 2000 classic Domestica—although La Dispute’s textured, dynamic music is far more sprawling. Isolating a song-sized chunk of the album isn’t the best way to experience that sprawl; nonetheless the group has managed to make an evocative video for the Rooms track “For Mayor In Splitsville”—being debuted here—that stands alone as a sample of La Dispute’s evolving songcraft and raw-nerved soul.

Rooms Of The House will be released March 18 via Better Living Records and Staple Records.

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