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

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