Ten fun facts about Dashboard Confessional

Fact 1
The band’s name came from the song "The Sharp Hint of New Tears" which was in the band’s debut album The Swiss Army Romance.

Fact 2
The style of the band is emo, taking the sound of acoustic rock and indie rock.

Fact 3
Vocalist Chris Carrabba says he has stage fright but enjoys having “eye sex” where he is looking deep into one member of the audience for a long time.

Fact 4
Some of the band’s influences include Jawbox, Refused, Minor Threat, Jawbreaker, Minor Threat, The Beach Boys, Sunny Day Real Estate, Weezer, Fugazi, Rites of Spring, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, and The Beatles.

Fact 5
The band was initially Carrabba’s solo side project while he was involved in another band Further Seems Forever.

Fact 6
Carrabba, when he was a teenager, was more interested in skateboarding and punk rock. He was very passionate about music already back then, and even sang in the high-school choir,

Fact 7
The first recording of the band was The Swiss Army Romance in 2000.

Fact 8
The music video for Screaming Infidelities in 2002 won the MTV2 award at the MTV Video Music Awards. The music video, which starred Carrabba in the performance as well as the storyline, beat out Norah Jones, The Hives, The Strokes, and Musiq.

Fact 9
The 2003 album, A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar, is so far the most commercially viable album of the band. It was the third album of Dashboard Confessional.

Fact 10
Dashboard Confessional’s 2004 song Vindicated was featured on the Spiderman 2 soundtrack and played during the film’s end credits. The song, which became popular, opened the band to wider audiences for their next release.

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Short about Dashboard Confessional
Is an American emo band from Florida and led by singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba.