Dispatch has announced the release of their first studio album in 5 years - "America, Location 12"
Dispatch has announced the release of their first studio album in 5 years – America, Location 12 – due out on June 2nd, 2017 independently via the band’s own Bomber Records/Kobalt Music Recordings. Preorders are available starting today via Dispatch.Merchline.Com and the album will be released in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats. Fans will be able to pick up the LP in limited edition ocean blue colored vinyl, only from the Dispatch web store or on the road. Vinyl packaging also includes a special printed dust sleeve and fold out poster.
America, Location 12 is the result of Dispatch – Chadwick Stokes, Pete Francis, and Brad Corrigan – making the decision to move forward together, trusting the process and fully committing to one another with a shared and renewed sense of purpose. Stokes explains, “We started recording demos about a year and a half ago. I spent much of last winter in a small cottage on my parents’ small farm called Cloudberry Farm. Bradley joined me, and later Pete, as the winter thawed and throughout the summer kept on honing the batch. As fall hit, we took a bunch of tunes to Northern California to record looking over the Pacific Ocean. When the fog permitted, we could watch the sun set into the sea – for two east coast kids and a mountain boy, this is a spiritual thing…. We were able to sonically stretch out in a way we never had before.”
Produced by John Dragonetti (The Submarines) with additional production by Mike Sawitzke (The Eels) and recorded at Panoramic House, an isolated studio set in the hills of Stinson Beach, CA, America, Location 12 marks a true return to form for the band. The 11-song set was mastered by Dave Cooley (Animal Collective, Fitz & the Tantrums, M83).
Stokes continues, “We saw an opportunity to sing songs about issues that were of a real concern to us socially.” Pulling inspiration from social and humanitarian causes that make up the fabric of Dispatch, the content on America, Location 12 is more relevant than ever in today’s political atmosphere. He continues, “Everything feels like it’s coming to a head. If we can be a band in today’s climate that brings these issues up in a non-traditional way, then that’s really fulfilling for us.”