Dashboard Confessional, Cory Branan, John Lefler

Sat Mar 26 2011

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Emos Austin

603 Red River St Austin, TX 78701

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  • Dashboard Confessional

    Dashboard Confessional

    Emo

    Dashboard Confessional have announced they will be returning to the UK for a full UK tour this November. Starting in Dublin on November 7th, the band will play 11 dates all over the country, before concluding the tour with a special show at London’s legendary Koko on November 19th.

    The band released their new album, Crooked Shadows, in February and this tour marks the first time fans in the UK will get the chance to hear the new tracks live. Highlighted by tracks like ‘We Fight’ and ‘Heart Beat Here’, the album was the band’s first full length offering in over eight years. Rock Sound said this of the album, “Chris Carrabba has stood strong and remained effortlessly relevant through his illustrious, jam-packed career...something to be met with unbridled joy”.

    Produced by Chris Carrabba with co-producer Colin Brittain, Crooked Shadows was the result of a near decade-long period of immense self-examination for Carrabba.  The album explored Carraba’s reclamation of the simple yet extraordinary moments in life that long stood as the unsung heroes of his songwriting, as he reflects on experiences of his own and those closest to him. The result is a deeply cathartic body of work that traverses the complications and vulnerabilities of relationships while scrutinizing the possibility of self-improvement.

  • Cory Branan

    Cory Branan

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    ADIOS is Cory Branan’s death record. Not the cheeriest of openings, but like all of Branan’s mercurial work, it’s probably not what you think. As funny and defiant as it is touching and sad, this self-dubbed “loser’s survival kit” doesn’t spare its subjects or the listener.

     

    Not even Branan’s deceased father is let off the hook. In the tender homage “The Vow” he drolly cites his father’s favorite banality “that’s what you get for thinking” as “probably not the best lesson for kids.” For most songwriters that would be the punchline but Branan pushes through words and, in his father’s actions, finds a kind of “genius in the effortless way he just ‘did’.”

     

    Not all the death on ADIOS is literal mortality. “Imogene” is sung from the wreckage of a love that once “poked fun at the pain, stoked the sun in the rain” but ends with the urgent call to “act on the embers, ash won’t remember the way back to fire.”

    The trademark lyrical agility is mirrored sonically. Never a genre loyalist, ADIOS finds Branan (much like his musically restless heroes Elvis Costello and Tom Waits) coloring outside the lines in sometimes startling shades of fuzz and twang. While unafraid to play it arrow-straight when called for (“The Vow,” “Equinox,” “Don’t Go”), ADIOS veers wildly from the Buddy Holly-esque rave up “I Only Know” (sung with punk notables Laura Jane Grace and Dave Hause), through the swampy “Walls, MS” to the Costello-like new wave of “Visiting Hours.”

    The blistering punk of “Another Nightmare in America” bops along daring listeners to “Look away, look away, move along, nothing to see here” (the song is written from the point of view of a racist killer cop). And as the mourning singer on “Cold Blue Moonlight” shifts from paralysis to panic, the song’s jazzy drone shifts to an almost Sabbath fury. The tonal shifts are always deliberate and not just simple genre hopping; while the turns can be jarring you can trust Branan to take you somewhere unexpected.

     

    The 14-song album was self-produced and recorded in the spring of 2016 at Tweed Studios in Oxford, MS with a tight three piece: Branan on lead vocals and guitar (both electric and acoustic); Robbie Crowell (formerly of Deer Tick) on drums and percussion, keys, and horns; and James “Haggs” Haggerty on bass. Additionally, Amanda Shires contributes on fiddle and vocals, and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and Dave Hause provide guest vocals.

    Cory Branan has four previous full-length releases: The Hell You Say (2002, Madjack Records), 12 Songs (2006, Madjack), Mutt (2012, Bloodshot Records), and The No-Hit Wonder (2014, Bloodshot). His music has received critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Rolling Stone Country, NPR All Things Considered, Noisey, Wall Street Journal, Paste Magazine, Oxford American, Consequence of Sound, Southern Living, and many others.

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    John Lefler

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Emo's Austin

Dashboard Confessional with Cory Branan / John Lefler

Sat Mar 26 2011 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Emos Austin Austin TX
Dashboard Confessional, Cory Branan, John Lefler
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