Studio Journal #1

We are set half way up a mountain side in a recording studio that is equal parts tall ship and castle- made from timber, glass, and stone of all different shapes and sizes. Pretty much everything here feels like it was found, salvaged, or drifted up on shore! And we can see and hear the constant wash of the waves breaking a quarter mile below us too. (Ahh if we could only zip line it!) Just an amazing and super inspiring place to make music and bring new songs to life.

We’re 5 days in at this point and have been laying down layer upon layer of everything stringed – acoustic guitar, electric, 12 string, suitcase guitar, high strung, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, & charango- for 9 songs thus far. Another 5-6 songs to go the next few days and then we’ll start building the thump, where we’ll bring out all the frame drums, percussion, & drum kit.

And it’s all happening in one huge open room which is a really cool vibe. Really different than a conventional studio with lots of separation, glass, and isolation booths. Starting our days with hikes, beach walks, coffee, and Dandy Lion tea.
Speaking of, day 6 is about to begin!

– Brad

P.S. You can keep up with the latest stuff happening in the studio on Facebook and Instagram.

Bootleg Series Vol. 1: June 12, 2009 @ The Kennedy Center

We’ve posted the first installment of the DISPATCH Bootleg Series. Volume #1 is a recording of our acoustic show at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC where we performed for the prime minister of Zimbabwe. The free album download is available now in the music hub. More to come!

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Summer Update From The Barn

Hope your summer is kicking off with heaps of sunshine.. So hard to believe this time last year we were rehearsing for our DISPATCH:HUNGER shows at MSG. Man time is flying, and well so are we – in just a few weeks – to Europe for our summer tour. So yea, we’re psyched to hit the road on the other side of the pond and hope to see a lot of you over there…

Well let’s see… So what’s been happening as of late? Well I (Brad) recently got back from Nicaragua where Love Light + Melody hosted our annual Day of Light Music Festival… Pete and his family were recently rocking out with Beck and many other amazing artists at Mountain Jam Festival… And rumor has it Chaddo has been spotted driving the Big Blue across the country (actually that’s his cousin Jake who just won the national title in lacrosse!)

But what we’ve really been doing is writing and demo’ing lots of new songs for a new DISPATCH record – stoked to record these puppies and play ’em live.

Our plan is to record the album in the late fall and then release it sometime early next year, rolling right into a summer ’17 tour…

And for any of you who will be in Europe with us, we’ll be road testing a handful of the new songs over there! We’re gonna try to record some of the shows and post some songs on the web. We’d also love to see any footage or hear any recordings you all do during the tour so drop us an e-mail with a link.

The one bit of sad tour news is that our compadre Pete has to stay stateside because of some unexpected health issues. So we’ll be flying in the Missing Man formation for this run, but will rock hard with Petey in our pockets as we anticipate his quick return. Our friends Matt Embree (from RX Bandits) and JR will be joining in to help us crank up the volume! We’ve been in the barn shedding the newbies hard in preparation for our trip to Europe.

Speaking of tunes, we just launched a new DISPATCH website (this one you’re on right now) where you can stream and download our entire catalog, for free! We’re gonna try to add some board tapes from the archives in the coming months so let us know if there are any shows you want to hear. One other thing, iPhones and iPads don’t support album downloads from websites so you’ll want to use your computer or Android device.

Thanks as always for listening and playing it loud! And we’ll be back in touch soon with an update on the new album and our touring plans for next summer…

Brad, Chad, & Pete

Download All of DISPATCH’s Music For Free

DISPATCH has a lot planned for the next year so we thought it was the perfect time to launch a new website, including the music hub where you can stream and download all of DISPATCH’s music for free. Enjoy.

Returning To Europe In This June & July

DISPATCH is returning to Europe this summer for a series of festivals and headline shows in Austria and Germany, beginning June 30th in Switzerland. The guys have been writing throughout the winter and will be debuting some new songs on the tour.

Tickets are on sale NOW, but shows have already begun to sell out so grab your tickets ASAP. Visit the tour dates page to see all of the shows and be sure to register to win meet and greet passes while you’re there.

New Dispatch Store

We’ve launched a new Dispatch web store and put up a few new items including a camping mug, pint glass and a new t-shirt. All orders from the new store feature cheaper and faster shipping (international too).

New Song “Bound By Love” Out Now

We’ve released a new song called “Bound By Love” just in time for DISPATCH: HUNGER. It was inspired by people all over the world and the struggles everyone faces… And knowing that only through understanding or at least trying to understand one another can we find peace. We can listen and love the differences instead of repelling each other.

All of the proceeds from “Bound by Love” during the months of July and August 2015 will support our DISPATCH: HUNGER partners, Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Witnesses for Hunger, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, No Kid Hungry and WhyHunger.

Find the song on Noisetrade, Spotify, or iTunes or anywhere else you get your music.


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