Starting as a solo project for Chris Carabba and soon expanding into a full-band, Dashboard Confessional have just released their fourth album, 'The Shade of Poison Trees'. Jonjo McNeill speaks to Chris Carabba about his decision to return to his acoustic roots with it.
The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most (2004)
An odd encounter with a Vagrant records sampler plunged Jonjo McNeill into the beginning of a love affair with emo group Dashboard Confessional. He writes about the hold the band's second album 'The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most' has on him
Dashboard Confessional (2006)
American acoustic/electric guitar emo outfit Dashboard Confessional have recently released their fourth album,the Daniel Lanois-produced 'Dusk and Summer'. Anna Gudaniec photographs them at a lunchtime fan club gig at the Borderline in London
The Shade of Poison Trees (2007)
Stripped down, but powerful fourth album from Dashboard Confessional, which finds frontman Chris Carebba rejecting the overly polished sound of the recent past, and going back to his acoustic roots making a return to form
Mark A Mission A Brand A Scar (2003)
"Stunning and affecting" third album, which finds Dashboard Confessional ", marking a move away from the simple acoustic emo of previous records...and towards a fuller, more upbeat sound"
So Impossible (2003)
Remarkable solo debut release by Chris Ender Carrabba, the frontman with emo group Further Seems Forever, that chronicles both "every break up you've had, and every break up you ever will have".