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This version of the album was released with a DVD titled "Far From Home Movies."

Dashboard Confessional: Chris Carrabba (vocals, guitar); John Lefler (guitar, piano, organ, background vocals); Scott Schoenbeck (bass); Mike Marsh (drums, percussion, background vocals).

Oscar Wilde famously wrote a whole play about the importance of being earnest; but his was the world of satire, playful winks, and words and phrases that always meant at least two things. Chris Carrabba, the driving force behind Dashboard Confessional, presents earnestness as his calling card, uncut by even a trace of irony. When he coos to a newfound lover "this air is blessed, you share with me" on the second line of Dashboard Confessional's A MARK, A MISSION, A BRAND, A SCAR--the group's third full-length album--one can be assured he means those words with every fiber of his being.

There's a certain refreshment in openness as the adroit lyricist and airbrushed face of emo presents his heart-on-sleeve narratives of tortured nights staying up till dawn pondering love over alluringly elusive acoustic folk guitar landscapes. Carrabba wonders "is there anything worth living/waiting/dying for" on "Am I Missing?" and reveals "I can fail before I ever try" on "Bend And Not Break." The revelations go on and on with unrelenting passion and almost unsettling candor, illustrating with vigor the varied struggles of being a twentysomething in the early 21st century. Dashboard Confessional has proven before to be the king of earnestness in rock and A MARK... only furthers that legacy.

Track Listing:

Hands Down
Rapid Hope Loos
As Lovers Go
Carry This Picture
Bend And Not Break
Ghost Of A Good Thing
Am I Missing
Morning Calls
Carve Your Heart Out
So Beautiful
Hey Girl
If You Can't Leave It Be, Might As Well Make It Bleed
Several Ways To Die Trying

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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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