The Swiss Army Romance

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The Swiss Army Romance
Studio album by Dashboard Confessional
Released November 14, 2000
April 22, 2003 (re-release)
Recorded 2000
Genre Emo, acoustic rock, indie rock
Length 33:12
Label Fiddler, Vagrant (re-release)
Producer Chris Carrabba, James Paul Wisner
Dashboard Confessional chronology
The Swiss Army Romance
The Drowning EP
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[2]

The Swiss Army Romance is the first full-length album by Dashboard Confessional. It had an original short release (1000 copies or so) on Fiddler Records, but soon a decision was made to sell the album to Drive-Thru Records. Drive-Thru released the album on November 14, 2000. In 2003, the rights to the record were sold to Chris Carrabba and Vagrant Records and the album was re-issued on April 22, 2003. The re-release included bonus tracks "Hold On" and "This Is a Forgery". The re-release was spurred by the rising popularity of the band and the announcement of the then upcoming album A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Carrabba.

  1. "Screaming Infidelities" – 3:33
  2. "The Sharp Hint of New Tears" – 3:02
  3. "Living in Your Letters" – 3:40
  4. "The Swiss Army Romance" – 3:06
  5. "Turpentine Chaser" – 3:20
  6. "A Plain Morning" – 3:40
  7. "Age Six Racer" – 2:21
  8. "Again I Go Unnoticed" – 2:24
  9. "Ender Will Save Us All" – 5:13
  10. "Shirts and Gloves" – 2:53
  11. "Hold On" [re-issue bonus track] – 2:08
  12. "This Is a Forgery" (re-issue bonus track) – 5:37
  13. "Not So Easy" (hidden track) – 4:02

Chart positions[edit]


Year Chart Peak position
2003 Top Heatseekers 39


Single Chart Peak position
"Screaming Infidelities Modern Rock Tracks 22


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 213. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 

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