Swiss Army Bro-Mance
|Swiss Army Bro-Mance|
|EP by New Found Glory and Dashboard Confessional|
|Released||February 1, 2010|
|Genre||Pop punk, alternative rock, electronica|
|New Found Glory chronology|
|Dashboard Confessional chronology|
The EP was made available for purchase on February 1, 2010 via Epitaph Records. The tracks were recorded in September 2009 and were initially scheduled to be available at the band's headline shows, which were later cancelled and replaced with an acoustic tour.
New Found Glory cover "The Swiss Army Romance" and "Saints and Sailors" in their trademark fast tempo style, while Dashboard Confessional cover the former's "Better Off Dead" and "All About Her" with significantly different electronic versions.
It was first announced in September 2009 on AbsolutePunk that Dashboard Confessional had been confirmed as the main support for New Found Glory's autumn headline American tour. NFG guitarist Chad Gilbert then hinted the band had been rehearsing Dashboard songs for a possible split vinyl record, which he later confirmed on his Twitter account days later. Gilbert later posted regular studio updates including a video of him recording his guitar lines for the release.
However, shortly before the tour was due to commence, Dashboard Confessional withdrew due to personal reasons and the tour was subsequently cancelled. Soon after Chris Carrabba confirmed that as an alternative, a new tour had been arranged which would see both bands perform a series of unplugged shows. The split had initially been due for sale on the previously cancelled tour, but was later made available online on a limited pressing of 2,500 copies .
- Tracks 1 & 2 written and composed by Dashboard Confessional. Tracks 3 & 4 written and composed by New Found Glory.
- "The Swiss Army Romance" (New Found Glory) - 2:45
- "Saints and Sailors" (New Found Glory) - 2:36
- "Better Off Dead" (Dashboard Confessional) - 3:06
- "All About Her" (Dashboard Confessional) - 3:27
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- "NFG/Dashboard Split (Pink Vinyl)". Epitaph Records. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
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- Gilbert, Chad. "In the studio recording...". Twitter. Retrieved 2009-09-29.
- DiVincenzo, Alex. "Chadball Confessional". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- Heisel, Scott. "Dashboard Confessional/New Found Glory tour canceled". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
- Cooper, Ryan. "Tour Dates: Dashboard Confessional and New Found Glory Acoustic". About.com. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
- Fazekas, Nichole. "Dashboard Confessional/New Found Glory split cover art revealed". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2009-12-28.