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The Gentle Hits (Ian Metzger, ex-Dear and the Headlights) has launched their Facebook page and official website. You can read a history of the band and also watch "A Visual History" where Metzger himself explains the dissolving of Dear and the Headlights and what has lead him to start his new band. Not only that, but there's a behind-the-scenes video from Metzger too with some clips of songs included. Check them out now at the official website or in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 09/09/14 - 01:39 AM
PJ Waxman, formerly of Dear and the Headlights, has a new band called Party Gardens and they have released a new EP entitled Dance Flora.

Submitted by spansen
Jason Tate on 06/24/14 - 11:56 AM
Ian Metzger of Dear and the Headlights is making music again. He has 17 new songs already recorded.

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Blake Solomon on 06/02/14 - 10:06 AM
Dear and the Headlights will be posting 30 demos ranging from 2005-2010 on their Facebook profile this week. All demos will be available for download and streaming.

EDIT: The songs are now available here.

Submitted by Saves7The7Day
Kyle Huntington on 08/30/11 - 12:57 PM
Dear and the Headlights are working on releasing some new and old demos in light of their recent break-up.

Submitted by spansen
Kyle Huntington on 07/25/11 - 01:39 PM
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/20/11 - 06:15 AM
Read an update from Dear & The Headlights on their progress with their new album here.

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Blake Solomon on 08/10/10 - 01:50 PM
Dear and the Headlights have posted a cover of "Strangers" by The Kinks on myspace.
Blake Solomon on 07/13/10 - 12:19 AM
Dear and The Headlights are writing new material.

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Blake Solomon on 02/21/10 - 11:16 PM
There For Tomorrow entertained my questions with answers in this interview. More coverage we gathered from Warped Tour, including a freshly-posted video interview with Dear and the Headlights, can be found at Heart Throb Media.
Julia Conny on 08/30/09 - 10:49 PM
Dear and the Headlights are heading out on tour this fall with support from Kinch.
Dates9/09 Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
9/10 Flagstaff, AZ @ The White Dove
9/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Telos
9/12 Dallas, TX @ The Door
9/13 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
9/15 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
9/16 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
9/18 Akron, OH @ Musica
9/19 Pontiac, MI @ iLounge
9/20 Columbus, OH @ Skully's Bar & Grille
9/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
9/23 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
9/24 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
9/25 Hamden, CT @ The Space
9/26 Alfred, NY @ Alfred University
9/28 Baltimore, MD @ Fletchers
9/29 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
10/1 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
10/2 Atlanta, GA @...
Steve Henderson on 08/11/09 - 08:25 PM
The Phoenix New Times has declared Dear and the Headlights as "the most important band in Arizona."
Steve Henderson on 06/26/09 - 08:48 PM
Today we have the pleasure of premiering the debut EP from Gospel Claws, featuring Ex-Dear and the Headlights guitarist Joel Marquard, now streaming on their AP.net Profile. The band mixes vintage pop sounds with a whole slew of indie rock influences, resulting in five diverse but equally awesome tracks.
Garett Press on 02/04/09 - 10:59 AM
Julia Conny on 01/21/09 - 06:09 PM
Gospel Claws (ex-Dear and the Headlights) just announced two different pre-order options (Merchnow and Smartpunk) for their debut self-titled EP. The EP was recorded at Flying Blanket Recording and mixed by Bob Hoag. It is being released on February 17th by Dear and the Headlight's bass player Chuckie Duff's Common Wall Media label.
Jamie Pham on 01/19/09 - 05:29 PM
Edit: The contest has ended

The first five people to respond to this post will win a pair of tickets to see Dear and The Headlights and Miniature Tigers at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA on February 24th.
Garett Press on 01/19/09 - 02:10 PM
Update: The chat is now over. Many thanks go to the band for spending their evening with us. Best wishes from AbsolutePunk.net!

In this thread at approximately 8 p.m. EST, Dear in the Headlights will be chatting under the usernames robertcissell and pjwaxtrax. Feel free to come on in and ask the band about their tour with Steel Train, their new album Drunk Like Bible Times, or just wish them well on the road.
Julia Conny on 10/26/08 - 05:45 PM
I was lucky enough to attend the Baltimore date of the Steel Train, Dear and the Headlights and Forgive Durden tour. Read my show review here.
Julia Conny on 10/22/08 - 07:36 PM
Dear and the Headlights will be chatting on AP.net this Sunday, October 26th at 8 p.m. EST.
Julia Conny on 10/21/08 - 06:48 PM
Here is your last chance to win tickets to see Steel Train on their headlining tour with Dear and the Headlights and Forgive Durden.
Message from the BandSince this is the last contest, we've decided to help you guys out-instead of giving away one pair of tix to the tour, today we'll be giving away two pairs! However, we have made the contest tougher, there are two questions! The first two people to answer the questions will receive tix.

Question #1: In 2006, Steel Train had an off day on tour and went to the beach with this band while their Steel Train van sunk into the sand and was almost swept into the ocean (for real). What band were they with?

Question #2: Earlier that year they...
Julia Conny on 10/18/08 - 01:27 AM
And here's another shot to win tickets to see Steel Train headlining on tour with Dear and the Headlights and Forgive Durden.
Message from the BandOnly two more chances to win tix to the tour, here's you're second to last shot: What band bought Steel Train a barbecue grill after touring with them a couple of times? Only one guess at a time please.

The winner will recieve a pair of tickets to the show of their choice, and remember if you don't have tix you can get them at http://steeltrain.frontgatetickets.com/

10.18-Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells*
10.19-Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar*
10.21-Greensboro, NC @ Greene st.*
10.22-Atlanta, GA @ The Loft*
10.23-Jacksonville, FL @ Jackrabbits*
Julia Conny on 10/16/08 - 09:39 PM
Win more tickets to Steel Train's headlining tour with Dear and the Headlights and Forgive Durden with another possibly more difficult trivia question. Please don't hate the messenger!
Message from the BandSeeing as how yesterday was a tough one, we've decided to make today's contest even harder!

Can you name ten bands that have jammed with Steel Train at a show over the past few years?
(i.e. if the edge from U2 sat in with the guys, that would count as one band).

The winner will recieve a pair of tickets to the show of their choice, and remember if you don't have tix you can get them at http://steeltrain.frontgatetickets.com/

10.18-Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells*
10.19-Baltimore, MD @ The...
Julia Conny on 10/15/08 - 09:22 PM
Want more chances to win tickets to see Steel Train on tour with support from Dear and the Headlights and Forgive Durden? Well, here you go.
Message from the BandFor today's contest, we have an interesting yet tricky question: Can you name Evan and Jack's middle names?
This might be a tough one, but you can find it with some good research. start digging!

The winner will recieve a pair of tickets to the show of their choice, and remember if you don't have tix you can get them at http://steeltrain.frontgatetickets.com/

10.18-Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells*
10.19-Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar*
10.21-Greensboro, NC @ Greene st.*
10.22-Atlanta, GA @ The Loft*
10.23-Jacksonville, FL @ Jackrabbits*
Julia Conny on 10/14/08 - 06:49 PM
Steel Train wants more AP.net users to attend their headlining tour with Dear and the Headlights and Forgive Durden.
Message from the BandSeeing as how Sunday's contest was quite a success, we've decided to do a different contest every day until the tour starts. In today's contest we have a question for you guys: Can you name 20 bands that Steel Train has toured with? Remember to include your email address with your answer so we can get back to you!

The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the show of their choice, and remember if you don't have tix you can get them at http://steeltrain.frontgatetickets.com/

10.18-Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells*
10.19-Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar*
Julia Conny on 10/13/08 - 10:05 PM
Steel Train is giving away tickets to their headlining tour with Dear and the Headlights and Forgive Durden.
Message from the BandHey people, our headlining tour with Dear and The Headlights and Forgive Durden begins next Saturday (10/18) and we wanted to throw you a little bone. The 99th reply to this post will get two tickets to the show of their choice. Just be the 99th reply and put your email in it so we can get back to you.

Here are the tour dates:

10.18-Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells*
10.19-Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar*
10.21-Greensboro, NC @ Greene st.*
10.22-Atlanta, GA @ The Loft*
10.23-Jacksonville, FL @ Jackrabbits*
10.24-Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum*
10.25-Orlando, FL @ The Social*
Julia Conny on 10/12/08 - 10:13 AM
Julia Conny on 10/01/08 - 10:56 AM
Stereogum is partnering up with Dear and the Headlights to give away a Fender Highway One Texas Telecaster Guitar.
Steve Henderson on 09/18/08 - 07:48 AM
Steel Train has posted ticket links for their headlining tour with Dear and the Headlights. Person L and Empires will also join the tour on a handful dates - more info is on its way.
Julia Conny on 09/16/08 - 04:40 PM
Dear and the Headlights new single ""I'm Not Crying. You're Not Crying, Are You?" is available to purchase on iTunes. There's also a heavenly amount of pre-orders available, which you can browse in the replies.
Julia Conny on 09/02/08 - 01:24 PM
Tickets for Steel Train's headlining tour with Dear and the Headlights and Forgive Durden are on sale now. All first week buyers will receive an exclusive unreleased song and a signed tour poster to be picked up the night of the show.
Julia Conny on 08/28/08 - 07:58 AM
Pre-sale tickets for Steel Train's headlining tour with Dear and the Headlights and Forgive Durden will be available this Wednesday, Aug. 27th. First week buyers will receive an exclusive unreleased track and signed tour poster to be picked up the night of the show. Dates are in the replies.
Julia Conny on 08/25/08 - 07:02 PM
Steel Train will embark on a six-week headlining tour with Dear and the Headlights and Forgive Durden in Oct. and Nov. Dates and pre-sale offers will be announced on Monday, Aug. 25th.
Julia Conny on 08/19/08 - 10:19 AM
Dates for the upcoming Forgive Durden tour can be found here.

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Joe DeAndrea on 08/15/08 - 02:56 PM
Dear and the Headlights' new song, "Talk About", can be streamed or downloaded for free on Spin.com. The track comes off of their upcoming Drunk Like Bible Times.
Anton Djamoos on 08/13/08 - 10:24 AM
Dear and the Headlights will release Drunk Like Bible Times on September 30th. Cover art can be seen in the replies.

Track Listing
1) Iím Not Crying. Youíre Not Crying, Are You?
2) Bad News
3) Carl Solomon Blues
4) Willetta
5) Talk About
6) Saintly Rows (Oh Oh)
7) Flowers For My Brain
8) Now Itís Over
9) Parallel Lines
10) If Not For My Glasses
11) Try
12) I Know
Steve Henderson on 07/21/08 - 12:33 PM
Dear and the Headlights have announced a bunch of tour dates - some supporting Jimmy Eat World, and some headlining. Check them out in the replies.

Edit: Paper Rival has dropped off the tour and will be replaced by What Laura Says Thinks and Feels.
Steve Henderson on 06/12/08 - 12:00 PM
Watch Hayley Williams (Paramore) joining Dear and the Headlights to play "Paper Bag" in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 05/17/08 - 11:31 PM
Read my interview with Dear and the Headlights here.
Jamie Pham on 03/21/08 - 09:40 AM
The Boozler Podcast will be interviewing Dear and the Headlights and Farewell, and they would like your questions. Submit them here and here.
Julia Conny on 02/29/08 - 09:01 PM
I will be interviewing Dear and the Headlights in the near future so if you have any questions for them, leave them in the replies.
Jamie Pham on 02/28/08 - 07:20 PM
Dear and the Headlights will be opening up for the Jimmy Eat World / Paramore tour this April and May.
Brad Streeter on 02/11/08 - 01:46 PM
Dear and the Headlights has added "Paper Bag" and "I Just Do" to their myspace page.

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Julia Conny on 01/20/08 - 11:19 PM
Read my show review of this past weekend's show with Straylight Run, The Color Fred, Dear and the Headlights, and Cassino right here.
Steve Henderson on 12/12/07 - 10:06 AM
Oceans Firing will be jumping on tour with As Cities Burn, The Photo Atlas and Dear and the Headlights for some dates in November and December. Dates are in the replies.

Submitted by TWR
Julia Conny on 10/16/07 - 05:38 PM
We've got an amazing new contest for the "On Letting Go Tour" featuring Circa Survive, Fear Before the March of Flames, and Dear and the Headlights. Enter to win tickets to your date and a bunch of prizes from each band.
Garett Press on 10/03/07 - 11:25 AM
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