New Dashboard Confessional album? Yes please!

VINDICATED, I AM SELFISH, I AM WRONG” — if you grew up listening to rock music in the 2000s, and in particular, that particular kind of rock music known as “emo,” then you’ve definitely jammed out to Dashboard Confessional, the band that launched a thousand AIM away messages. For those of us for whom this was the case, get ready to rock out like it’s 2006 again — because there’s a new Dashboard Confessional album on its way this year.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly last week, frontman Chris Carrabba spilled the beans, saying, “It really feels like we’re eager to write, which means there’s probably a new record coming out . . . Who am I kidding? There’s a new record coming.”

The band came to the decision after going on tour recently with other mid-2000s stalwarts Third Eye Blind and realizing that just touring with old tunes wasn’t going to cut it; Carrabba compared his need to write new music like “[the way] I need chocolate and beer. Like I need love and a skateboard and… I just need it.”

Dashboard Confessional’s last album came out in 2009, capping out a string of influential emo albums like A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar and Dusk and Summer, as well as their seminal debut The Swiss Army Romance. In the time since, emo as a genre has waned, but given the strength of the current ’90s/’00s nostalgia, it totally makes sense that Carrabba and co. are getting the old gang together again.

So, when can we expect the new Dashboard Confessional album? It’s not quite ready to be dropped, Queen Bey-style: Carrabba says, “I imagine I’ll probably start writing any minute now. I don’t know when it starts to sound like, ‘This is what we want it to sound like.’ For a 12-song record it can be as short as 10 days, or as long as three months, or as long as two years.” Until then, we’ll be reliving the greatest hits, b-sides, and deep cuts from their discography; this playlist will do the trick.

Now, if we could get My Chemical Romance back together . . .

Related articles:

Florence + Machine’s new track ‘Delilah’ is a total jam 

Lauryn Hill covers Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good,’ and melts our minds 

(Image via.)