Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional spoke with Billboard about working on music outside of Dashboard and how he can craft a solo sound after the initial phase of Dashboard Confessional was a solo act.
“What makes a post-Dashboard Chris Carrabba different from a Dashboard Chris Carrabba? They’re sort of one of the same,” Chris explained, referring to himself in the third person. “I think I’ve figured out a truly different point of view and also a different stylistic delivery that makes a non-Dashboard Chris Carrabba song. So I’ve been working on that a lot, and it seems to be doing it on its own now that I figured out what it is.”
Dashboard Confessional are out with the video to their new single ‘Belle Of The Boulevard’, off the Chris Carrabba led alternative rock group’s sixth studio album ‘Alter the Ending’, out now on Interscope. Watch it via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
NME TV features a profile of Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba, who talked about his musical life beginning thanks to an uncle giving him a guitar, his process of teaching himself to play the instrument, his first song, his inspiration for songwriting, how songwriting supplants whatever he has planned for that moment, music as an escapism, being fed by passion, and more. Watch the clip below the fold.
Dillon Magrann-Wells was the contest winner for the official music video for Dashboard Confessional’s ‘Thick as Thieves’. The track serves as the first single from Chris Carrabba’s fifth studio album ‘The Shade of Poison Trees’, out now on Vagrant Records. Watch it below.
Dashboard Confessional performed at the Empire ball Room in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 2nd. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba is out with the video to his new single ‘Stolen’, from the album ‘Dusk And Summer’. Watch it via Yahoo! Music below.
Dashboard Confessional performed at Fopp on August 21st in London, England. Check out pictures from FilmMagic and WireImage.
Dashboard Confessional mainman Chris Carrabba spoke with Australia’s Time Off magazine, where he addressed a previous interview when he was asked about Neil Young’s comment that the veteran rocker wished a teenager or 21-year-old had made the anti-war album that Young had just made. “Can I tell you something? I’ve been thinking about it for weeks and weeks,” Carrabba revealed. “I’ve become obsessed by it. Why hasn’t someone else done it? Should it be me? Some days I wake up and I think it has to be me. Other times I think, ‘Well, who’d listen to it?’. I thought (my song) ‘Slow Decay’ (about two soldiers) was a good inroad. The reaction in America was what I hoped it would be. At least with my fans. I can’t judge beyond that. But I go into internet forums and they’re saying that song made them think about this war in a different way. We in America have become totally desensitized to violence. We see it and we’re not put off, because it’s like a video game or a movie. It’s not jarring like when I was a kid. People these days just switch over to a ‘Friends’ re-run. That’s the point I wanted to make in ‘Slow Decay’.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.
Primal Scream, Body Count, The Vines, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Franz Ferdinand, Fightstar, Panic! At The Disco, Dashboard Confessional, and The Subways performed during day two of the Carling Weekend Festival at Bramham Park in Leeds, England on August 26th. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Franz Ferdinand, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dashboard Confessional, The Subways, Ice-T’s Body Count, and Kaiser Chiefs performed during the first day of The Carling Weekend Reading Festival on August 25th in Reading, England. Check out pictures from WireImage, FilmMagic, RexFeatures, and GettyImages.