The three guys Brad Corrigan, Pete Heimbold and Chad Urmston got into contact through the bands Hermit Trush and Woodriver Bandits and are now known as Dispatch. It was not sure if this kind of music gonna works. All three played guitar and sang and that is not normal for a band. So they tried out other instruments. Brad learned drums and Pete bass. The name of the band wasn't clear from the first.
They first called themselves One Fell Swoop. But another band from St. Louis has had this name already claimed that they have to change their name. So they chose Dispatch and that was their name since 1996.
The music is a mix of folk, rock, reggae and funk. All of them are song writers, so the songs sounds very different and aren't all equal in their sounds. The got offers from major labels several times, but always declined them. The reason for that is, that elsewhere they wouldn't have had such a musical freedom with a major label.
They broke up in the year 2002 because they differed about the direction the Band should take. So in 2004 they played their last concert in Boston (Hatch Shell). It was crowd of over 110.000 people and known as the biggest independent music concert up to now.
In 2005 (29.07) they came together again for the "Last Dispatch". It's a documentation about Dispatch wich were first shown in the Somerville Theatre, Boston.
Dispatch's first real cd. Some songs from the 'Hermit Trush' and 'Woodriver Bandids' time but of course a lot of new songs, too. This album is more acoustic than the following albums. On a few tracks, Dispatch is backed by a flute such as 'Seasons: Movement III'. There are two new songs on the remastered edition called Craze and Otherside.
Some critics could say that the catchy tunes are missing on that cd, because songs like 'Here We Go' and 'Mission' has been already released on the 'Bang Bang' album and 'Headlights' on 'Who Are We Living For?'. Despite that fact, this album has a special groove and is very rhythmically.
This is the first Dispatch dvd. There are 19 tracks from several concerts on it. After every song, you see things like interviews, band rehearsal or unkown songs. Also specials like Chads 'How's your News' project, a video from Here We Go' and more.
'All Points Bulletin' has two cds and a dvd. The cds containing live recordings from the Somerville and Hatch Shell concert and the dvd has the best songs from both concerts. There are also specials on the dvd such as 'Remake Me' or the 'Bats in the Belfy' video.