Dashboard Confessional have announced that the second installment of their vinyl reissue series, The Early Days, will be the long-awaited vinyl re-release of their seminal 2000 debut album The Swiss Army Romance. The series, which continues this year’s DC20 20th anniversary celebration, spotlights the albums and EPs that defined the band's formative years. Previously out of print on vinyl for ten years and now due out August 28th, 2020, The Swiss Army Romance reissue will be available in multiple collectible, limited edition splatter color variants in addition to a non-limited edition run of standard black vinyl and is available for pre-order today from 10AM-11AM just for Fan Club Members HERE and use the password CollegeNight
The limited edition black/green and red opaque/transparent splatter color vinyl can be purchased only via the Dashboard Confessional online store HERE, while the red transparent/baby pink edition is available only via independent record stores, a community that has long-supported Dashboard Confessional (HERE).
The Swiss Army Romance vinyl reissue follows Dashboard Confessional’s recently released first-ever pressing of 2001’s The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most, which sold-out immediately at on-sale and debuted at #2 on Billboard's Vinyl Albums chart, #18 on the Top Albums chart, and #3 on the Top Catalog Albums chart. A test pressing of The Places… vinyl, signed by singer/guitarist Chris Carrabba, is currently up for bidding alongside his first guitar strap as part of ‘What I Can Live Without,’ a charity auction from eBay in partnership with the Strategist. All proceeds will go to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (eBay is receiving and donating all proceeds and matching every dollar the auction earns).
A first vinyl pressing of 2002’s MTV Unplugged 2.0 will follow, and the band has also partnered with Mondo to release three EPs for the very first time on vinyl this year: 2001’s So Impossible, 2002’s Summers Kiss, and a newly created Spider-Man 2 EP. More details about MTV Unplugged 2.0 and the limited edition EPs will be announced later this year.
This year’s 20th celebration also included the release of Dashboard Confessional’s first-ever career-spanning compilation, The Best Ones Of The Best Ones, and their own installment in the Spotify Singles series (a reimagining of their breakthrough hit “Screaming Infidelities” and a cover of Post Malone’s “Circles”).