Official Press Release:
Dashboard Confessional is proud to announce the Australian
release of his latest recording, The Shade Of Poison Trees. The album marks a
notable return to the signature acoustic sound that Chris Carrabba first developed
on early DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL albums like 2000’s The Swiss Army Romance and
2001’s The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most.
Recorded over ten days in Florida with renowned producer Don
Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park), The Shade of Poison Trees is filled with the
kind of earnest acoustic laments and smart, poetic lyrics that long ago turned
Carrabba into a feverishly adored artist. While he continues to evolve as a
songwriter throughout, the album is a significant return to the DASHBOARD of
old, as well as a tip of the hat to fans that have spent the past nine years by
When asked why he revisited his earlier stylings Carrabba
responded, “I never really left.”
Originally conceived in 1998, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL began
as a way for Carrabba to work outside the boundaries of his then band, Further
Seems Forever. His debut album, The Swiss Army Romance, was filled with
intimate, soul-bearing acoustic numbers and was followed by The Places You Have
Come to Fear the Most, which earned him his first gold record and the MTV2
Artist Of The Year Award in 2002.
Prior to that honour, the band was asked to perform on the
channel’s Unplugged series, resulting in the hugely successful CD/DVD MTV
Unplugged V2.0. Both DASHBOARD’s third album, 2003’s A Mark A Mission A Brand A
Scar, and the band’s most recent release, 2006’s Dusk And Summer, went gold
shortly after their respective releases and earned Carrabba the respect of U2,
who personally asked the band to join them on a 2005 North American tour.
Over the past year, Dusk And Summer has received universal
acclaim from such publications as Rolling Stone, Blender, Spin and the LA
And now, DASHBOARD has returned with The Shade of Poison
Trees, an album that is sure to reconnect with the band’s long-time fans and
further proving that Carrabba has become one of the most influential
songwriters of his generation. Without question, The Shade of Poison Trees is
DASHBOARD’s most personal album yet.
The Shade Of Poison Trees is also one of the first new
releases under an exciting new licensing deal between the highly influential
Vagrant Records and Australia’s
largest independent record company Shock. In addition to DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL
overthe next month Vagrant will issue new releases from Thrice, John Ralston,
The A Sides and also the third album from The Bled who are here in October for
Taste Of Chaos.
The latest release from Dashboard Confessional, The Shade Of Poison Trees, will bein stores nationally on September 29 through Vagrant / Shock