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Artist: Dispatch
Album: Circles Around The Sun
Bitrate: 248kbps avg
Quality: EAC Secure Mode / LAME 3.98.4 / -V0 / 44.100Khz
Label: Nettwerk
Genre: Rock
Size: 71.47 megs
PlayTime: 0h 38min 35sec total
Rip Date: 2012-08-18
Store Date: 2012-08-21

Track List:
--------
01. Circles Around The Sun           3:35
02. Not Messin'                      3:45
03. Get Ready Boy                    2:31
04. Sign Of The Times                2:51
05. Josaphine                        5:53
06. Flag                             3:33
07. Come To Me                       4:43
08. Never Or Now                     3:31
09. We Hold A Gun                    4:17
10. Feels So Good                    3:56

Release Notes:
--------
ôWeÆve been called the biggest band nobodyÆs ever heard of,ö says Brad Corrigan,
one of DispatchÆs three singers and multi-instrumentalists. "People either know
everything about us or they know nothing. There never seems to be any middle
ground."

How Corrigan, Chad Stokes, and Pete Francis met in college, formed a band, and ù
with no radio airplay, major-label support, or significant press coverage ù
became one of the biggest draws on the live music scene, and arguably the
biggest independent rock band in history, is a remarkable story. Though Dispatch
hadnÆt released a full-length album since 2000, and even officially called it
quits in 2004, its music continued to capture the hearts and minds of new
generations of rock fans through pure word-of-mouth. A 2004 farewell show at the
Hatch Shell in Boston drew 110,000 people, including fans from Europe, South
America, and Australia. Not one, but three 2007 shows at New York CityÆs Madison
Square Garden sold-out immediately. A 2009 all-acoustic show, held at the
Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., at the request of Zimbabwe's prime minister
Morgan Tsvangirai, sold out in less than two minutes.

Having repaired their friendships and reconciled the issues that led to their
break-up, Dispatch regrouped for a sold-out U.S. tour last June that included
three shows at BostonÆs fabled TD Garden Arena, three shows at Red Rocks in
Colorado, and the first-ever concert at New JerseyÆs 25,000-seat Red Bull Arena.
They also released a six-song EP and recommitted to touring and recording,
honoring not only the alchemy that occurs whenever these three gather to make
music together, but also the powerful bond they have forged with their fans over
the last decade.

In March 2012, Dispatch embarks on its first-ever European tour, performing at
theatres in London, Paris, Berlin, and Zurich, before appearing at the Bonnaroo
Festival in June, followed by the August release of the bandÆs first full-length
studio album in 12 years, Circles Around the Sun. Featuring cinematic, expansive
production by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), the album is an
eclectic all-American rock and roll record that delivers the gutsy storytelling,
radiant harmonies, and good-time grooves that Dispatch are loved for. Kicking
things off is StokesÆ rootsy ôCircles Around the Sun,ö followed by the
swaggering ôNot MessinÆö (composed by all three members), the jangly ôGet Ready
Boy,ö and the bluesy ôJosaphineö before the album closes out with two down-tempo
tracks, CorriganÆs ôWe Hold A Gunö and FrancisÆ ôFeels So Good.ö

ôWe all bring different influences to the table, whether it be Led Zeppelin,
Traffic, Radiohead, or Cat Stevens, and just kind of throw it all together,ö
Stokes says. ôThe harmonies are definitely a focal point. I personally like to
tell stories within my songs. All three of us appreciate meaningful lyrics,
whether theyÆre more direct, like in BradÆs songs, or more poetic, like in
PeteÆs songs.ö

Stokes, Corrigan, and Francis, who each sing lead vocals and trade instruments
on stage, met at Middlebury College in Vermont in the early Æ90s. ôWe were all
athletes, but we really bonded over our voices,ö Francis says. ôThere was this
real lock that happened when we sang together that was undeniable.ö After
playing together in various duos, the three joined forces as Dispatch,
performing shows at Middlebury and neighboring colleges in New England. In 1996
they released their debut album, an acoustic-driven folk-pop affair called
Silent Steeples, on their own Bomber Records label, followed by 1998Æs
reggae-flavored Bang Bang. ôFrom Bang Bang on we started hearing that the music
was being handed off to peopleÆs friends and siblings,ö Corrigan says. ôWe
thought it was so cool that there was a family of fans developing.ö

The 1999 release of DispatchÆs third album, Four-Day Trials coincided with the
launch of then-illegal file-sharing service Napster, which enabled the bandÆs
young, tech-savvy audience to freely share MP3Æs of Dispatch songs like ôThe
Generalö and ôBang Bangö and grow the audience in the process. ôWe played a show
at a college in Pomona, California ù a state weÆd never visited, and a thousand
kids turned up and sang along to every word,ö Francis says.

Naturally, once Dispatch had established itself as a profitable touring entity,
the major labels began sniffing around. ôNot one time in any label meeting did
anyone say, æWe love your music and we just want to give wings to what youÆre
doing,Æ" Corrigan says. ôIt was always æWeÆll make you into the next Dave
Matthews Band.Æ It was the exact opposite of what we wanted to hear. We knew it
would kill our creativity. We donÆt have a desire to be anything other than the
first Dispatch.ö

And yet at the height of their popularity, the members of Dispatch walked away.
ôWe were just incredibly burned out,ö Corrigan says. ôWe had no real friendships
outside of each other and we wanted to have lives outside of the band and be
part of our communities again.ö ôIt actually felt dishonest to play for our
audience when the relationships within the band were breaking down,ö Stokes
says. ôIt just didnÆt feel right.ö

The band members each pursued their own projects, with the Denver-based Corrigan
forming the band Braddigan, Francis performing as an acoustic singer-songwriter,
and the Boston-based Stokes, recording and touring with his band State Radio. In
2004, the three decided they owed it to the fans to give Dispatch a proper
send-off and organized a free show in Boston on the Esplanade, anticipating
perhaps 20,000 people would turn up. The concert became the largest independent
music event in history (documented in a feature film The Last Dispatch). A
contest that awarded backstage passes to the fan who travelled the furthest
distance attracted responses from Portugal, Peru, and the United Arab Emirates.

In 2007, Dispatch came together once again to raise money for humanitarian
organizations working in Zimbabwe, a country suffering from issues that
resonated deeply with Francis, Corrigan, and especially Stokes, who lived there
for six months after high school. After tickets to the first Garden show
disappeared within minutes during the fan pre-sale, Dispatch added two more
shows and became the first independent band to sell out the storied venue. The
three-night-stand grossed more than two million dollars and raised
hundreds-of-thousands of dollars for charities in Zimbabwe.

Social responsibility has always been a major component of the Dispatch culture.
During its June 2011 tour, the band rolled out its Amplifying Education
campaign, which focused on educational issues in the U.S. Not only did one
dollar from each ticket sold go to benefit education in each local market, but
audience members were encouraged to sign up to volunteer, which they did
eagerly. ôI'm always amazed when people show up for these volunteer events,
because everyone's busy and has a lot going on in their lives,ö Stokes says.
ôBut our fans are so passionate about the band, and that seems to lend itself to
their wanting to do more than just come to the show.ö

Not wanting to let down those fervent souls, Dispatch decided to record new
music, which led to last yearÆs Dispatch EP and now Circles Around The Sun. ôWe
all write so we knew there was material out there,ö Stokes says. ôIf we were
going to do a tour, we wanted to play new songs.ö

Another motivator was knowing that they were giving back to the fans who had
given so much to them. ôItÆs a dream to know that your music is actually a part
of peopleÆs experiences and becomes tied to special moments in their life,ö
Corrigan says. ôThat makes it all worth it. Also, it all just feels fun again.
WeÆre so fired up to be great friends and to travel the world and see places
weÆve never been before. I mean, come on. It doesnÆt get much better than that.ö

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Artist: Dispatch
Album: Circles Around The Sun
Bitrate: 248kbps avg
Quality: EAC Secure Mode / LAME 3.98.4 / -V0 / 44.100Khz
Label: Nettwerk
Genre: Rock
Size: 71.47 megs
PlayTime: 0h 38min 35sec total
Rip Date: 2012-08-18
Store Date: 2012-08-21

Track List:
--------
01. Circles Around The Sun           3:35
02. Not Messin'                      3:45
03. Get Ready Boy                    2:31
04. Sign Of The Times                2:51
05. Josaphine                        5:53
06. Flag                             3:33
07. Come To Me                       4:43
08. Never Or Now                     3:31
09. We Hold A Gun                    4:17
10. Feels So Good                    3:56

Release Notes:
--------
“We’ve been called the biggest band nobody’s ever heard of,” says Brad Corrigan,
one of Dispatch’s three singers and multi-instrumentalists. "People either know
everything about us or they know nothing. There never seems to be any middle
ground."

How Corrigan, Chad Stokes, and Pete Francis met in college, formed a band, and —
with no radio airplay, major-label support, or significant press coverage —
became one of the biggest draws on the live music scene, and arguably the
biggest independent rock band in history, is a remarkable story. Though Dispatch
hadn’t released a full-length album since 2000, and even officially called it
quits in 2004, its music continued to capture the hearts and minds of new
generations of rock fans through pure word-of-mouth. A 2004 farewell show at the
Hatch Shell in Boston drew 110,000 people, including fans from Europe, South
America, and Australia. Not one, but three 2007 shows at New York City’s Madison
Square Garden sold-out immediately. A 2009 all-acoustic show, held at the
Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., at the request of Zimbabwe's prime minister
Morgan Tsvangirai, sold out in less than two minutes.

Having repaired their friendships and reconciled the issues that led to their
break-up, Dispatch regrouped for a sold-out U.S. tour last June that included
three shows at Boston’s fabled TD Garden Arena, three shows at Red Rocks in
Colorado, and the first-ever concert at New Jersey’s 25,000-seat Red Bull Arena.
They also released a six-song EP and recommitted to touring and recording,
honoring not only the alchemy that occurs whenever these three gather to make
music together, but also the powerful bond they have forged with their fans over
the last decade.

In March 2012, Dispatch embarks on its first-ever European tour, performing at
theatres in London, Paris, Berlin, and Zurich, before appearing at the Bonnaroo
Festival in June, followed by the August release of the band’s first full-length
studio album in 12 years, Circles Around the Sun. Featuring cinematic, expansive
production by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), the album is an
eclectic all-American rock and roll record that delivers the gutsy storytelling,
radiant harmonies, and good-time grooves that Dispatch are loved for. Kicking
things off is Stokes’ rootsy “Circles Around the Sun,” followed by the
swaggering “Not Messin’” (composed by all three members), the jangly “Get Ready
Boy,” and the bluesy “Josaphine” before the album closes out with two down-tempo
tracks, Corrigan’s “We Hold A Gun” and Francis’ “Feels So Good.”

“We all bring different influences to the table, whether it be Led Zeppelin,
Traffic, Radiohead, or Cat Stevens, and just kind of throw it all together,”
Stokes says. “The harmonies are definitely a focal point. I personally like to
tell stories within my songs. All three of us appreciate meaningful lyrics,
whether they’re more direct, like in Brad’s songs, or more poetic, like in
Pete’s songs.”

Stokes, Corrigan, and Francis, who each sing lead vocals and trade instruments
on stage, met at Middlebury College in Vermont in the early ’90s. “We were all
athletes, but we really bonded over our voices,” Francis says. “There was this
real lock that happened when we sang together that was undeniable.” After
playing together in various duos, the three joined forces as Dispatch,
performing shows at Middlebury and neighboring colleges in New England. In 1996
they released their debut album, an acoustic-driven folk-pop affair called
Silent Steeples, on their own Bomber Records label, followed by 1998’s
reggae-flavored Bang Bang. “From Bang Bang on we started hearing that the music
was being handed off to people’s friends and siblings,” Corrigan says. “We
thought it was so cool that there was a family of fans developing.”

The 1999 release of Dispatch’s third album, Four-Day Trials coincided with the
launch of then-illegal file-sharing service Napster, which enabled the band’s
young, tech-savvy audience to freely share MP3’s of Dispatch songs like “The
General” and “Bang Bang” and grow the audience in the process. “We played a show
at a college in Pomona, California — a state we’d never visited, and a thousand
kids turned up and sang along to every word,” Francis says.

Naturally, once Dispatch had established itself as a profitable touring entity,
the major labels began sniffing around. “Not one time in any label meeting did
anyone say, ‘We love your music and we just want to give wings to what you’re
doing,’" Corrigan says. “It was always ‘We’ll make you into the next Dave
Matthews Band.’ It was the exact opposite of what we wanted to hear. We knew it
would kill our creativity. We don’t have a desire to be anything other than the
first Dispatch.”

And yet at the height of their popularity, the members of Dispatch walked away.
“We were just incredibly burned out,” Corrigan says. “We had no real friendships
outside of each other and we wanted to have lives outside of the band and be
part of our communities again.” “It actually felt dishonest to play for our
audience when the relationships within the band were breaking down,” Stokes
says. “It just didn’t feel right.”

The band members each pursued their own projects, with the Denver-based Corrigan
forming the band Braddigan, Francis performing as an acoustic singer-songwriter,
and the Boston-based Stokes, recording and touring with his band State Radio. In
2004, the three decided they owed it to the fans to give Dispatch a proper
send-off and organized a free show in Boston on the Esplanade, anticipating
perhaps 20,000 people would turn up. The concert became the largest independent
music event in history (documented in a feature film The Last Dispatch). A
contest that awarded backstage passes to the fan who travelled the furthest
distance attracted responses from Portugal, Peru, and the United Arab Emirates.

In 2007, Dispatch came together once again to raise money for humanitarian
organizations working in Zimbabwe, a country suffering from issues that
resonated deeply with Francis, Corrigan, and especially Stokes, who lived there
for six months after high school. After tickets to the first Garden show
disappeared within minutes during the fan pre-sale, Dispatch added two more
shows and became the first independent band to sell out the storied venue. The
three-night-stand grossed more than two million dollars and raised
hundreds-of-thousands of dollars for charities in Zimbabwe.

Social responsibility has always been a major component of the Dispatch culture.
During its June 2011 tour, the band rolled out its Amplifying Education
campaign, which focused on educational issues in the U.S. Not only did one
dollar from each ticket sold go to benefit education in each local market, but
audience members were encouraged to sign up to volunteer, which they did
eagerly. “I'm always amazed when people show up for these volunteer events,
because everyone's busy and has a lot going on in their lives,” Stokes says.
“But our fans are so passionate about the band, and that seems to lend itself to
their wanting to do more than just come to the show.”

Not wanting to let down those fervent souls, Dispatch decided to record new
music, which led to last year’s Dispatch EP and now Circles Around The Sun. “We
all write so we knew there was material out there,” Stokes says. “If we were
going to do a tour, we wanted to play new songs.”

Another motivator was knowing that they were giving back to the fans who had
given so much to them. “It’s a dream to know that your music is actually a part
of people’s experiences and becomes tied to special moments in their life,”
Corrigan says. “That makes it all worth it. Also, it all just feels fun again.
We’re so fired up to be great friends and to travel the world and see places
we’ve never been before. I mean, come on. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

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