The Continental Divide is the debut album from American rock band War Tapes. It was written and recorded from 2008 to early 2009 in Los Angeles, and released on May 26, 2009, on Sarathan Records.
The album was recorded during 2008 and 2009 in Los Angeles. During that time, the band released an E.P. of seven songs, four of which would end up on The Continental Divide. Those songs: "Dreaming of You", "Start Again", "She Lied" and "Mind Is Ugly" were remastered for the new album. Most of the writing and recording of the album was done at Regime Studios, with the band's drummer William Mohler serving as Producer.
Since the albums's release, it's received very positive reviews from numerous sites, some of which include: Ripplemusic, Indiemusicnews, Indieblips, Shakefire.com. However, not all of the reviews for the album have been completely positive. Adequecy.net, in their review of the album stated: "The Continental Divide isn’t likely to bowl you over with its diversity; in fact, things feel downright redundant sometimes, particular with the barn burners – but you can’t fault War Tapes for their impassioned drive and resolve." while Popmatters.com has stated: "Nothing about this