Emo heroes Dashboard Confessional have released a brand new four track EP titled ‘Covered and Taped’. The EP consists of cover versions of songs by a number of current pop and rock artists including Justin Bieber and The 1975.
Dashboard Confessional were one of the biggest acts to come out of the Emo scene in the early to mid 2000s. Led by singer Chris Carrabba, the band released a string of hugely successful albums and penned a number of songs that influenced an entire generation of young musicians.
Dashboard are perhaps best known for their hit single ‘Hands Down’ which featured on their third studio album ‘A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar’. Upon its release in 2003, the single became something of an emo anthem, introducing the band to an international audience and elevating them to a whole new level of success.
The band released the most recent record ‘Alter The Ending’ in 2009. It peaked at number nineteen on the Billboard 200, and was supported by the single ‘Belle of the Boulevard’.
In the years following ‘Alter The Ending’, Chris Carrabba decided to take a break from Dashboard to work on other projects, including reforming his old band Further Seems Forever and founding folk-rock outfit Twin Forks.
Dashboard have now surprised fans by releasing a brand new EP.
The EP features cover versions of Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’, The 1975’s ‘Sex’, Julien Baker’s ‘Sprained Ankle’ and Sorority Noise’s ‘Using’. Carrabba said of the new EP: “I love covering great songs by great artists. These are some songs I feel very connected to right now. Enough so that I felt I had a way of making them my own in some small way.”
It is now yet known if the EP will be the first step towards future releases from the band, but fans are already begging to suspect that a new album may be in the works.
Listen to the EP HERE