Hello all,How are you? Seems like it’s been awhile. Perhaps it has.It’s no secret we’ve been enjoying some down time post europe. It’s been wonderful. I spent 2 weeks in California with the Touché Amoré dudes and a few days with Koji in Chicago helping him with some tunes (look for a split with Into It. Over It. soon). Vass is hanging with Make Do And Mend on their current tour. Chad’s been making some rad guitar mixtapes (he’s on number 4 now.) Jordan’s been reading and writing, and I’m sure watching a good amount of sports center. Kevin’s been playing his guitar a ton and fishing. Spending time with family and friends, resting up, and preparing (physically and mentally) for what’s to come the rest of this year is doing wonders. Spirits are high in camp LD. (Actually I believe we’re calling it “Team LD” now.) Yes, we’ve begun blueprints for the next record. Yes, we’re putting out a split with Koji in November. Yes, we’re doing 3 more tours to cap off 2010. And yes, we’re excited to see you all. Here is the first of said tours:We’re excited to announce these dates with such amazing bands (and friends), we’ll be sure to let you know when tickets go on sale for the dates with ENVY, Touché Amoré, and And So I Watch You From Afar.Oct 8, 2010 - Grand Rapids, MI (US) @ Ladies Literary Club w/ Native & Koji - Buy TicketsOct 9, 2010 - Traverse City, MI (US) @ American Legion Hall w/ Koji & ReverendOct 10, 2010 - Kalamazoo, MI (US) @ The Strutt w/ Koji & Cain Marko - Buy TicketsOct 13, 2010 - Denver, CO (US) @ Blast O Mat w/ Colors & From Caverns & Crooked WaysOct 14, 2010 - Garden City, ID (US) @ Brawl Studio w/ Touché AmoréOct 15, 2010 - Seattle, WA (US) @ El Corazon w/ ENVY & Touché Amoré & And So I Watch You From Afar - Buy TicketsOct 16, 2010 - Portland, OR (US) @ Hawthorne Theatre w/ ENVY & Touché Amoré & And So I Watch You From Afar - Buy TicketsOct 17, 2010 - Sacramento, CA (US) @ The Den (House Show) w/ Touché AmoréOct 18, 2010 - San Francisco, CA (US) @ Cafe Du Nord w/ ENVY & Touché Amoré & And So I Watch You From Afar - Buy TicketsOct 19, 2010 - Anaheim, CA (US) @ Chain Reaction w/ ENVY & Touché Amoré & And So I Watch You From Afar - Buy TicketsOct 20, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA (US) @ Troubadour w/ ENVY & Touché Amoré & And So I Watch You From Afar - Buy TicketsOct 22, 2010 - San Diego, CA (US) @ Casbah w/ ENVY & Touché Amoré & And So I Watch You From Afar - Buy TicketsOct 23, 2010 - Mesa, AZ (US) @ The Underground w/ ENVY & Touché Amoré & And So I Watch You From Afar - Buy TicketsOct 25, 2010 - Denton, TX (US) @ Rubber Gloves w/ ENVY & Touché Amoré & And So I Watch You From Afar - Buy TicketsOct 26, 2010 - Austin, TX (US) @ Emo’s w/ ENVY & Touché Amoré & And So I Watch You From Afar - Buy Tickets*** Tickets and additional information for any upcoming show are available here.***

Now, as you can see above, there are a few TBA’s that need to be booked on our way out to Seattle. Take a look once more:

Oct 11, 2010 – TBA, WI (US) @ TBAOct 12, 2010 – Lincoln, NE (US) @ TBA If you can help at all with these dates (or any place near those cities for that matter) please send an email to booking@ladisputemusic.com.These shows will be fun, we have a longer set than usual and will therefore be playing a lot of songs we do not usually play. I’m sure you can guess at what some of them might be. We will also have some copies of the split with TA on this tour, so for those of you who didn’t get one, you have one more chance. (digital release is coming soon as well.)And Michigan! We’ve missed you a lot, expect some fun things for those 3 shows. Again, when GR tickets go on sale, we’ll let you know.More stuff and tours in the works, love you all,-BradleyP.S. If you’re looking for some tunes or readings, I’ve been way into these:Jesca HoopHunting My DressArthur RimbaudA Season In Hell (seriously, check out The Sleeper in the Valley for starters.)