Published Aug 08, 2013Having put Dashboard Confessional on hiatus, Chris Carrabba is now ready to deliver the first official EP from his folk-tinged Twin Forks project. A self-titled effort arrives September 17 via Dine Alone.
Like their four-song digital freelease Tour EP Vol. 1 from earlier this year, a press release notes that this upcoming offering "harnesses the acoustic spirit of [Carrabba's] work with Dashboard Confessional and channels it through the rootsy classic folk of his childhood."
The singalong-styled EP starts off with previously released, hootin'-and-a-hollerin' "Back to You," but introduces newer songs like the whistle-driven "Cross My Mind" and the Celtic-flavoured closer "Scraping Up the Pieces," among others. According to Carrabba, despite Dashboard Confessional's early acoustic emo approach, he maintains he's always had an interested in rootsier riffs.
"When I started playing acoustic-based music, I wasn't trying to avoid traditional folk because I didn't love it — I just loved it so much and didn't wanna do an injustice to it," Carrabba explains. "And I had other influences and I thought, why can't I combine this punk and hardcore feeling with this classic folk feeling — because they were both such massive loves of mine. But right now I'm more excited about utilizing the age-old, time-tested thing and trying to excel within the parameters of a traditional template."
Twin Forks recently performed at Montreal's Osheaga festival and have a set lined up this Saturday (August 10) at the Squamish Valley Music Festival. They also have a U.S. tour this fall, and you can see all the dates down below.
08/10 Squamish, BC - Squamish Valley Music Festival
09/17 Orlando, FL – The Social
09/18 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
09/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/20 Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse
09/21 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
09/22 Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
09/24 New York, NY – Santos Party House
09/25 Allston, MA – Great Scott
09/26 Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
09/27 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
09/28 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
09/29 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
09/30 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
10/02 Omaha, NE – Slowdown (Front Room)
10/03 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
10/04 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
10/05 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
10/06 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/10 Nashville, TN – The End
10/11 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
10/13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/15 Denver, CO – Hi-Drive
10/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
10/18 Seattle, WA – Vera Project
10/19 Portland, OR – Star Theater
10/20 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
10/21 West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
10/23 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar
10/24 San Diego, CA – The Irenic
10/25 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
10/26 Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits
10/28 Dallas, TX – Three Links
10/29 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald's (Downstairs)