Dashboard Confessional himself came by Going Off Track to discuss cutting his teeth (literally) in the Florida metalcore scene, how he never expected Dashboard Confessional to become a household name and the catalyst behind “Crooked Shadows,” his first album in eight years. He also talks about why learning how to take a punch at young age gave him a sense of bravery, the way he’s responded to critics throughout the years and how he still carries his punk/hardcore ethic with him whether he’s getting pelted with quarters or co-headlining an arena alongside Third Eye Blind. “When we did the Vagrant America tour the bands didn’t sound all that much like each other but we had a spirit of intention that was similar,” Carrabba says when asked to look back at his emo boom of the early 2000s. “We had this spoken agreement to work together. I would book the southern leg of the tour and Saves The Day would book the East and the Get Up Kids would book the Midwest and when one of us would start to succeed, we would take each other on tour.” Finally, we discuss Chris’ anti-aging regiment… but you’re going to have to listen to the podcast to get that information.