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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.   10 Ft., 5 Ft., Bag 'Em
  13.   Drive
  14.   5/4
  15.   Bang Bang
  16.   Here We Go
  17.   Flag
  18.   Get Ready Boy
  19.   Prince of Spades
  20.   Elias
  21.   Curse+Crush
  22.   Headlights
  23.   Hey... Hey...
  24.   Feels So Good
  25.   Valentine
  26.   Beto
  27.   Even
  28.   Out Loud
  29.   Not Messin'
  30.   Craze
  31.   Douggie Maximus
  32.   The Way It Goes
  33.   Hubs
  34.   Cover This
  35.   Blood
  36.   Walk With You
  37.   Questioned Apocalypse
  38.   Steeples
  39.   Whirlwind
  40.   Rice Water
  41.   Painted Yellow Lines
  42.   Skin the Rabbit
  43.   Bound by Love
  44.   Customs
  45.   Dem Shoes
  46.   Ride a Tear
  47.   Riddle
  48.   Wide Right Turns
  49.   Bullet Holes
  50.   Lightning
  51.   Time Served
  52.   Everybody Clap
  53.   Mayday
  54.   Past the Falls
  55.   Sign of the Times
  56.   Railway
  57.   Atticus Cobain
  58.   Ghost Town
  59.   WindyLike
  60.   Be Gone
  61.   Mother & Child Reunion
  62.   Fats
  63.   Never or Now
  64.   Josaphine
  65.   Broken American
  66.   Con Man
  67.   Camilo
  68.   Bulls on Parade
  69.   Gone
  70.   Whaddya Wannabe
  71.   Fallin'
  72.   Spades
  73.   What Do You Wanna Be
  74.   Root Down
  75.   Cut It Ya Match It
  76.   How Now?
  77.   D. Bite
  78.   Passerby
  79.   Just Like Larry
  80.   Bridges
  81.   Water Stop
  82.   Born Normal
  83.   Begin Again
  84.   Turn This Ship Around
  85.   Beto
  86.   Melon Bend
  87.   Con Man
  88.   Broken American
  89.   Carnival
  90.   Other Side
  91.   Seasons, Movement 3
  92.   5/4 Here We Go
  93.   Parade Speed
  94.   Granite
  95.   Midnight Lorry