In my high school bubble, it was cool, or at least unobjectionable, for Dashboard to be my favorite band. When I got to college, it became quickly apparent that this was something to hide. Emo was narcissistic, whiny, embarrassing. To be referenced ironically or, preferably, not at all. Emotion wasn’t cool. You know what was cool? Pretention.
We all know Taylor Swift and Hayley Williams are the best, there's no hiding that. They both have a mutual friend Abigail, who is a huge Dashboard Confessional fan, who just so happened to turn 25. What did the two do for her birthday? Just invite Chris Carrabba to play at her intimate party. You can watchthevideos to witness how awesome it is.
As we slowly bring dc back I find myself listening to 'hell on the throat' and realize how much of those lyrics what dc began to feel like. After time away I couldn't be more excited about today's show and dc's future, whatever that may be.
Last week, I got the chance to chat with Chris Carrabba (of Dashboard Confessional and Further Seems Forever fame) about his new band, Twin Forks. During the interview, Carrabba opened up about his long-held aspiration to pursue folk music, the slow and steady formation of the new band, an upcoming tour with Augustana, his current feelings about his other musical projects, his opinions on the modern mainstream folk resurgence, and his friendship with Butch Walker. Check out the interview here and the review of the new Twin Forks album here.
Twin Falls, the new project of Chris Carrabba and Suzie Zeldin, is changing its name to Twin Forks following a short-lived controversy over the moniker. A mere couple days ago, we reported that a UK artist who calls himself Twin Falls claimed that the new superband stole his identity. Okay. Way to be a good sport, Carrabba and Co. The band has also released a new song, which you can check out in the replies along with a statement from, um, Twin Forks. Now the only boring name-change whining we have to keep track of is The Story So Far v. The Story So Far.
Chris Carrabba has started a new group called Twin Falls. The band consists of himself on vocals and guitar, Suzie Zeldin (The Narrative) on mandolin and vocals, bassist Jonathan Clark and drummer Ben Homola (Bad Books). You can read more details about the group over at AltPress.
The high-res artwork for Dashboard Confessional's Alter the Ending can be seen in the AP.net Gallery. Additionally, we've uploaded some new promo shots, which you can see at the corresponding links below.
Dashboard Confessional will be appearing on Live From Abbey Road, a music series on the Sundance Channel, this Thursday, June 19th. The show features 36 top artists, all performing at Abbey Road, airing Thursdays at 10 PM E/P. You can grab exclusive performances, interviews and photos here. To celebrate Dashboard's performance this Thursday, we are giving away a Vy & Elle messenger bag filled with Sundance Channel prizes such as water bottles, speakers, t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "LIVE FROM ABBEY ROAD" with your full name. We will pick a winner at noon tomorrow randomly.
Dashboard Confessional have put up practically every single song they've ever recorded streaming on their myspace. If you have not caught up on your Dashboard discography, now's the perfect time to do so.