La Dispute are an American post-hardcore band that has a firm passion for the concept of music and art as a medium for making new friends. The result is music that is artistically, technically, and emotionally engaging and a live show that is performed as if each was their last. Since their formation in 2004 La Dispute - who take their name from a Pierre de Marivaux play - have released a string of fine singles, EPs and albums to emerge as one of the most important acts on the American underground scene.