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The New England band Dispatch is comprised Brad Corrigan, Pete Heimbold, and Chad Urmston, who first got together while attending Middlebury College in Vermont. The young band debuted in 1996 with Silent Steeples and returned a year later with Bang Bang. Both albums displayed the trio's three-part harmonies and cheeky, college-friendly mix of Barenaked Ladies-style acoustic pop and folk-rock, with some reggae and funk influences tossed in for good measure. June 2000 saw the release of Four-Day Trials, a fan-friendly album of first takes and live favorites that featured a jammy take on the Beastie Boys' "Root Down." Who Are We Living For? followed that October, and was marked by a protest song vibe to go with the normal round of good-time grooves. By this point, Dispatch had built a sizable East Coast following due to frequent university gigs and a strong Internet presence. The buzz secured the band some national modern rock airplay of the reggae-tinged single "Open Up." They returned in 2001 with Gut the Van, which enjoyed national distribution through the Digital Club Network online store and showcased the band's energetic live act. In 2003, however, the bandmates announced their amicable decision to split up; the following year, Dispatch played what was said to be the band's final concert, a free show that drew upwards of 110,000 fans to the Hatch Shell in Boston. The live album All Points Bulletin documented the event, and the three members subsequently disbanded to pursue other ventures. Fans didn't have to wait long for a reunion, however, as Dispatch reunited in the summer of 2007 for a string of benefit concerts. A CD/DVD package, Dispatch: Zimbabwe: Live at Madison Square Garden, was released to commemorate the shows. In 2011, the band announced that they would be reuniting, playing a series of shows across the United States. Together again, Dispatch released Circles Around the Sun, an album produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, the National), which found the band exploring an expansive new sound after their ten-year hiatus. It was followed in 2013 by the double-disc live album Ain’t No Trip to Cleveland, Vol. 1. The band then retreated into the studio to begin work on their next album, taking time out to play their second headlining show at Madison Square Garden in July of 2015. That studio effort, America, Location 12, was released in June 2017, and Dispatch set out on tour in support, playing a string of dates in the United States (with Guster) and Europe (with Current Swell). ~ Johnny Loftus
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  1.   Song
  2.   Flying Horses
  3.   The General
  4.   Open Up
  5.   Carry You
  6.   Bats in the Belfry
  7.   Melon Bend
  8.   Only the Wild Ones
  9.   Circles Around the Sun
  10.   Two Coins
  11.   Mission
  12.   Drive
  13.   10 Ft., 5 Ft., Bag 'Em
  14.   Past the Falls
  15.   Walk With You
  16.   Elias
  17.   Josaphine
  18.   Curse+Crush
  19.   Out Loud
  20.   Bridges
  21.   Midnight Lorry
  22.   Bound by Love
  23.   Bulls on Parade
  24.   Riddle
  25.   Passerby
  26.   Time Served
  27.   Bang Bang
  28.   Ghost Town
  29.   Be Gone
  30.   Painted Yellow Lines
  31.   Fats
  32.   Feels So Good
  33.   Flag
  34.   Beto
  35.   Wide Right Turns
  36.   Root Down
  37.   Bullet Holes
  38.   Cut It Ya Match It
  39.   Headlights
  40.   Lightning
  41.   Mayday
  42.   Questioned Apocalypse
  43.   Whirlwind
  44.   Railway
  45.   Here We Go
  46.   WindyLike
  47.   Rice Water
  48.   Begin Again
  49.   Skin the Rabbit
  50.   Mother & Child Reunion
  51.   Never or Now
  52.   Sign of the Times
  53.   Get Ready Boy
  54.   Not Messin'
  55.   Turn This Ship Around
  56.   Broken American
  57.   Valentine
  58.   Con Man
  59.   Melon Bend
  60.   Con Man
  61.   Beto
  62.   Customs
  63.   Camilo
  64.   Craze
  65.   Other Side
  66.   Seasons, Movement 3
  67.   5/4
  68.   Douggie Maximus
  69.   Dem Shoes
  70.   Whaddya Wannabe
  71.   Fallin'
  72.   Ride a Tear
  73.   Spades
  74.   Cover This
  75.   5/4 Here We Go
  76.   Blood
  77.   Prince of Spades
  78.   Granite
  79.   How Now?
  80.   Even
  81.   Just Like Larry
  82.   Born Normal
  83.   Steeples
  84.   Water Stop
  85.   Hey... Hey...
  86.   Broken American
  87.   Everybody Clap
  88.   Atticus Cobain
  89.   Carnival
  90.   Gone
  91.   The Way It Goes
  92.   Parade Speed
  93.   D. Bite
  94.   What Do You Wanna Be
  95.   Hubs