Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba Announces Debut EP with Twin Forks
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)