Dashboard Confessional— American rock band
Dashboard Confessional was initially a solo project created by Chris Carrabba in 2000. The name came from the song "The Sharp Hint of New Tears", which was part of the band’s first LP, The Swiss Army Romance. The album came out in March 2000 under the label Fiddler Records. Only a thousand copies were released. In November, it was re-released under Drive-Thru Records.
At the same time, Chris was working with another band. Together with Further Seems Forever, he recorded an LP, The Moon Is Down, which came out in 2001. After the release, Carrabba left the band and devoted all of his time to Dashboard Confessional.
The group’s second LP, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, came out in March 2001. It earned high scores from the critics and reached the 108th spot on Billboard 200. The album earned a gold certification for selling over 500,000 copies in the USA. The same year, Dashboard Confessional released two EPs, The Drowning EP and So Impossible EP. The latter got better reviews from the critics.
In 2002, Chris was joined by three more musicians, and together they went on a tour.