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Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba’s sad, sincere and heartfelt lyrics and gentle acoustic arrangements have given his songs reverential status amongst his fans. On A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar, the sound was expanded with a fuller production and arrangements for an entire band, giving his delicate songs greater dynamics and accessibility. The success of this album has given Carrabba’s music an even wider audience.
On Vitamin Records’ second tribute to Dashboard Confessional, new selections of his melancholic masterpieces are reinterpreted as instrumentals by string quartet. Tracks like “The Brilliant Dance,” “Carve Your Heart Out Yourself,” and “Rapid Hope Loss” played on violin, viola, and cello resound with the passion and obsession of the originals, ultimately standing up as works in their own right.