Touche Amore / 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 every day 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, who, in an attempt to add aesthetic continuity to the lyrical concept, 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 4-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, "SFAP/TWOTW" arrives via No Sleep Records this July. Included inside is a Digital Download card of all 4 songs.