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The New England jam band Dispatch 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. ~ 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.   Circles Around the Sun
  9.   Two Coins
  10.   Drive
  11.   Mission
  12.   10 Ft., 5 Ft., Bag 'Em
  13.   Gone
  14.   Wide Right Turns
  15.   Out Loud
  16.   Hey... Hey...
  17.   Only the Wild Ones
  18.   Melon Bend
  19.   Bang Bang
  20.   Josaphine
  21.   Hubs
  22.   Here We Go
  23.   Craze
  24.   Seasons, Movement 3
  25.   Cover This
  26.   Prince of Spades
  27.   Elias
  28.   Questioned Apocalypse
  29.   Water Stop
  30.   Railway
  31.   Bound by Love
  32.   Never or Now
  33.   Flag
  34.   Get Ready Boy
  35.   Beto
  36.   Carnival
  37.   Bulls on Parade
  38.   Douggie Maximus
  39.   The Way It Goes
  40.   Whaddya Wannabe
  41.   Fallin'
  42.   Cut It Ya Match It
  43.   Headlights
  44.   Granite
  45.   Passerby
  46.   Even
  47.   Time Served
  48.   Everybody Clap
  49.   Born Normal
  50.   Mayday
  51.   Steeples
  52.   Whirlwind
  53.   Skin the Rabbit
  54.   Mother & Child Reunion
  55.   Fats
  56.   Feels So Good
  57.   Sign of the Times
  58.   Not Messin'
  59.   Broken American
  60.   Beto
  61.   Con Man
  62.   Con Man
  63.   Customs
  64.   Camilo
  65.   Other Side
  66.   Dem Shoes
  67.   Ride a Tear
  68.   Riddle
  69.   Spades
  70.   Bullet Holes
  71.   5/4 Here We Go
  72.   Blood
  73.   Lightning
  74.   D. Bite
  75.   Walk With You
  76.   Bridges
  77.   Past the Falls
  78.   How Now?
  79.   Valentine
  80.   Broken American
  81.   5/4
  82.   What Do You Wanna Be
  83.   Just Like Larry
  84.   Parade Speed
  85.   Root Down
  86.   Turn This Ship Around

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