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Dashboard Confessional is an American acoustic/electric guitar driven emo outfit, led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Carrabba from Boca Raton, Florida. They won the MTV2 award at 2002's MTV Video Music Awards for their song "Screaming Infidelities" and appeared on motion picture soundtracks such as Shrek 2 and Spider-Man 2.
Dashboard Confessional was started in 1999, as a side project from Carrabba's venture with Florida rock band Further Seems Forever. The name Dashboard Confessional is derived from one of his songs, "The Sharp Hint of New Tears," which contains the line "On the way home/This car hears my confessions." Contrary to popular belief, the name Dashboard Confessional refers only to Carrabba, as he originally intended it to be only a solo project. Addressing this misunderstanding, he challenged: "What rulebook says it has to be called your name if you're one guy?" But Carrabba often brought along friends to play live shows with him, and in 2002 he decided to make the current line-up a permanent one.
The current line-up includes Carrabba (vocals, guitar), John Lefler (guitar)...
|origin||Boca Raton, Florida|
|music genre||Rock music|
|current members|| Chris Carrabba|