The Boston-based trio Dispatch is a band in every sense of the word. Swapping instruments and sharing the vocal responsibilities give the group peerless versatility. Wicked acoustic guitars, playful bongos, and resplendent harmonies proliferate Silent Steeples. The consistency of the album is its greatest attribute, which also makes it difficult to pick one song over another as a standout track. "Hey Hey" exemplifies the band's ability to harmonize for emotional emphasis. "Flying Horses" serves as a vehicle for intricate time changes and a catchy chorus. "Elias" opens with Zimbabwean lyrics and then goes on to showcase Chad Urmston's mastery on the bongos. Dispatch has developed a loyal underground following through touring, word of mouth, and the Internet, further dispelling the need for major-label promotion to create an audience. This album will be most appreciated by those who enjoy the jam band sound when it's in the hands of skilled musicians. [This version of the album includes bonus material.]
Performance CreditsDispatch Primary Artist
Brad Corrigan Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Harp,Vocals
Pete Heimbold Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Chad Urmston Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Leif Heimbold Bass
Technical CreditsDave Powelson Engineer
Dispatch Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Brad Corrigan Composer
Pete Heimbold Composer,Sound Effects
Chad Urmston Composer
Mark B. Christensen Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Silent Steeples based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
this is probably one of the most beautiful albums ive ever heard. The vocals are so powerful and the acoustics are incredible. Flying Horses might be the best song ive ever heard.
This is the second Dispatch album i have bought and by far my favorite! All of the songs on this cd are amazing. The way these three men incorporate harmonies is absolutely brilliant. My favorite song on this cd would have to be "Bridges." It is not the fastest song but is absolutely amazing. Everything from the lyrics to the harmony capture you. But it is like that on the entire cd. This is a must have for all Dispatch fans and all who aren't. This is the only cd in my car and the only one i need! I can't get enough! Enjoy!