Dashboard Confessional Guitar Chords

Dashboard Confessional

Biography

Singer/songwriter Christopher Carrabba became the poster boy for a generation of emo fans in the early 2000s, having left behind his former band (the post-hardcore Christian outfit Further Seems Forever) to concentrate on vulnerable, introspective solo musings. Armed with an acoustic guitar and soul-baring song lyrics, he christened his new project Dashboard Confessional -- named after a lyric in "The Sharp Hint of New Tears" -- and began releasing material in 2000. By 2001's The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, Dashboard Confessional had evolved into a full-fledged band, but Carrabba nevertheless remained the focal point of both the group and the rejuvenated emo genre.

Dashboard Confessional took root in Boca Raton, Florida, Carrabba's home since the age of 16. The singer had previously fronted the Vacant Andys and the Agency before joining the ranks of Further Seems Forever, but the desire to pursue something simpler led him to create Dashboard Confessional as a side project. Carrabba molded simple acoustics with passionate, personal wordplay on his 2000 debut, Swiss Army Romance, and a devout audience began to gather around the naked honesty of his lyrics. Further Seems Forever entered the studio that September to record their inaugural full-length, but Carrabba's plans to mount a solo career had already taken precedence over his current band. Nevertheless, he and his bandmates finished the album before amicably parting ways, with Further Seems Forever later recruiting former Affinity frontman Jason Gleason to replace their departed vocalist.

By late 2000, Carrabba was free to devote his undivided time to Dashboard Confessional. The Drowning EP was released in early 2001, with the full-length album The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most following soon after. The latter release featured a full band on several tracks -- a vast departure from Carrabba's previously unaccompanied material -- and the heart-rending single "Screaming Infidelities" found an immediate home on modern rock radio. Dashboard Confessional toured for several months, and Carrabba rounded out the year by collaborating with former Sunny Day Real Estate guitarist Dan Hoerner on the So Impossible EP, which was released in mid-December.

Dashboard Confessional issued Summers Kiss, a companion piece to the So Impossible EP, in April 2002. Later that year, Carrabba recorded an installment for the MTV Unplugged series, accompanied by a devoted studio audience that sang along to every word. The show was released as MTV Unplugged 2.0 and served as his breakthrough performance, eventually going platinum. Now a staple on both radio and MTV, Carrabba returned in 2003 with a permanent lineup -- including bassist Scott Schoenbeck, guitarist/pianist Johnny Lefler, and drummer Mike Marsh -- and a new album, A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar. The record topped the Billboard charts and spawned another hit single, "Hands Down," which peaked at number eight. However, it was the band's contribution of the song "Vindicated" to 2004's Spider-Man 2 soundtrack that truly resonated with a wide audience, with the song rising to number two.

Carrabba collaborated with producers Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel) and Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Pearl Jam) on the band's intimate 2006 release Dusk and Summer. Released in June, the album entered the Billboard charts at number two and was supported by nationwide tour dates alongside Ben Lee, Say Anything, and Brand New. Dashboard Confessional then returned to the studio with Gilmore, recording the band's fifth album, The Shade of Poison Trees, in March 2007. The album was released the following October, with its acoustic-heavy sound marking a return to the band's introspective roots. Chris Carrabba explored both sides of his personality -- the acoustic, campfire-worthy songwriter and the full-band frontman -- with 2009's Alter the Ending, which featured songs from both camps and even included a second disc comprised of stripped-down performances of the track list. After touring in support of the effort, Carrabba released a remastered version of the band's debut, The Swiss Army Romance, embarking on a solo tour to celebrate the album's tenth anniversary.

After an extended hiatus, Carrabba resurrected Dashboard Confessional for 2017's Covered and Taped EP, which featured covers of songs by the 1975, Justin Bieber, and others. Early in 2018, Carrabba returned with Crooked Shadows, his first collection of original material in eight years. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
Genres: emo, modern rock, neo mellow, pop punk, pop rock

Guitar Chords:

Again I Go Unnoticed
Again I Go Unnoticed (ver. 2)
Again I Go Unnoticed (ver. 3)
Again I Go Unnoticed (ver. 4)
Alter The Ending
A Plain Morning
A Plain Morning (ver. 2)
A Plain Morning (ver. 3)
As Lovers Go
As Lovers Go (ver. 2)
As Lovers Go (ver. 3)
As Lovers Go (ver. 4)
Belle Of The Boulevard
Belle Of The Boulevard (ver. 2)
Belle Of The Boulevard (ver. 3)
Belle Of The Boulevard (ver. 4)
Bend And Not Break
Bend And Not Break (ver. 2)
Best Deceptions
Best Deceptions (ver. 2)
Best Deceptions (ver. 3)
Best Deceptions (ver. 4)
Blame It On The Changes
Blame It On The Changes (ver. 2)
Broken Hearts And Concrete Floors
Carry This Picture
Carry This Picture (ver. 2)
Carry This Picture (ver. 3)
Dont Wait
Dont Wait (ver. 2)
Dont Wait (ver. 3)
Dont Wait (ver. 4)
Dont Wait (ver. 5)
Drowning
Drowning (ver. 2)
Dusk Aand Summer
Dusk Aand Summer (ver. 2)
Dusk And Summer
Dusk And Summer (ver. 2)
Dusk And Summer (ver. 3)
Dusk And Summer (ver. 4)
Ender Will Save Us All
Ender Will Save Us All (ver. 2)
Even Now
Even Now (ver. 2)
Everybody Learns From Disaster
Everybody Learns From Disaster (ver. 2)
Fever Dreams
For Justin
For Justin (ver. 2)
Get Me Right
Get Me Right (ver. 2)
Ghost Of A Good Thing
Ghost Of A Good Thing (ver. 2)
Hands Down
Hands Down (ver. 2)
Hands Down (ver. 3)
Hands Down (ver. 4)
Heart Beat Here
Heaven Here
Heaven Here (ver. 2)
Hell On The Throat
Hell On The Throat (ver. 2)
Here Lies
Hey Girl
I Do
I Do (ver. 2)
I Do (ver. 3)
I Know About You
I Know About You (ver. 2)
Jamie
Jamie (ver. 2)
Jamie (ver. 3)
Keep Watch For The Mines
Living In Your Letters
Living In Your Letters (ver. 2)
Living In Your Letters (ver. 3)
Living In Your Letters (ver. 4)
Matters Of Blood And Connection
Matters Of Blood And Connection (ver. 2)
No News Is Bad News
No News Is Bad News (ver. 2)
Plain Morning
Rapid Hope Loss
Reason To Believe
Rooftops And Invitations
Saints And Sailors
Screaming Infidelities
Screaming Infidelities (ver. 2)
Screaming Infidelities (ver. 3)
Screaming Infidelities (ver. 4)
Secrets In The Telling
Secrets In The Telling (ver. 2)
Several Ways To Die Trying
Several Ways To Die Trying (ver. 2)
So Beautiful
So Beautiful (ver. 2)
So Impossible
So Impossible (ver. 2)
So Long So Long
So Long So Long (ver. 2)
So Long So Long (ver. 3)
So Long So Long (ver. 4)
So Long Sweet Summer
Standard Lines
Stolen
Stolen (ver. 2)
Stolen (ver. 3)
Stolen (ver. 4)
Stolen (ver. 5)
Stolen (ver. 6)
Stolen (ver. 7)
Stolen (ver. 8)
Swiss Army Romance
Swiss Army Romance (ver. 2)
Swiss Army Romance (ver. 3)
Swiss Army Romance (ver. 4)
The Brilliant Dance
The Good Fight
The Good Fight (ver. 2)
The Motions
The Motions (ver. 2)
The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most
The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most (ver. 2)
The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most (ver. 3)
These Bones
These Bones (ver. 2)
The Shade Of Poison Trees
The Shade Of Poison Trees (ver. 2)
The Shade Of Poison Trees (ver. 3)
The Sharp Hint Of New Tears
The Sharp Hint Of New Tears (ver. 2)
The Swiss Army Romance
The Swiss Army Romance (ver. 2)
Thick As Thieves
Thick As Thieves (ver. 2)
Thick As Thieves (ver. 3)
This Bitter Pill
This Ruined Puzzle
Tonight Ill Take What I Can Get
Tonight Ill Take What I Can Get (ver. 2)
Truth Of Matter
Truth Of The Matter
Until Morning
Until Morning (ver. 2)
Vindicated
Vindicated (ver. 2)
Vindicated (ver. 3)
Vindicated (ver. 4)
Vindicated (ver. 5)
Vindicated (ver. 6)
Vindicated Acoustic
Warmth Of The Sand
Warmth Of The Sand (ver. 2)
Water And Bridges
Water And Bridges (ver. 2)
We Fight
We Fight (ver. 2)
Where Theres Gold
Where Theres Gold (ver. 2)
Write It Out
Write It Out (ver. 2)