It's fifth album time for beloved indie act Dashboard Confessional, for which songwriter Chris Carrabba is promising a return to his roots.
Dashboard started off as a solo project for Carrabba in 1999 for which he gained adoration for construction heart-tugging acoustic songs with the sort of lyrical wit to rival Connor Oberst.
However in 2002 the band officially became a four-piece after Carrabba offered his friends who had often played live with him a permanent position. This change saw Dashboard's sound expand into a more mainstream rock affair (albeit still with the trademark lyrical content). With new album, entitled "The Shade of Poison Trees", all that is promised to change.
The bands website had this to say "Recorded over 10 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 his side."
To see for yourselves have a listen to "Thick As Thieves", now available on.................... MySpace.