''Dusk and Summer'' is the fourth studio album recorded by the band Dashboard Confessional. It was released on March 27, 2006 on Vagrant Records. It was originally produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan), but was polished and finished up with Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, Dashboard's "Vindicated") as producer.

"Don't Wait" was released as the first single off the album in May 2006.

"So Long, So Long" in particular is a more piano-based song than those that have featured on previous Dashboard Confessional albums or EPs. A previous version of the song was available for download in the summer of 2005 on the band's website. A few of the songs have been compared to Carrabba's previous band, Further Seems Forever.

All songs on the album were written by the lead singer Chris Carrabba.

On June 29, 2006 the album peaked at the number one position in the U.S. iTunes Music Store. It returned to the iTunes Top 10 albums May 8, 2007.

It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with a best sales week for them of 134,000 copies sold. In its second week, it dropped to #9, with fewer than 50,000 units sold.. The album has sold over 540,407 copies.

There are two hidden tracks before the first song on the album. They can be found by rewinding the first track. Some CD players will play them automatically if they have auto play. The tracks include a new song, "Write It Out" and the song "Vindicated", released on the ''Spider-Man 2'' soundtrack.

A deluxe edition was released in the U.S. on May 22, 2007 with a new version of "Stolen" (shorter at 3:19), inserted "Vindicated" as track 4, and adding previously unreleased tracks "Ghost of a Good Thing [Live from The Henry Rollins Show]" and "The Best Deceptions [Live from The Henry Rollins Show]" as 12 and 13. The track listing on the back of the album however, mistakenly lists 04 twice, omitting 11; the insert however, lists the tracks with the correct numbering. The only difference in album art is the cover being given a more sunset-like color palette. Circuit City retail shipments included a poster, while Best Buy's included an exclusive ringtone download code.

The song "Reason to Believe" is featured on the video game Madden NFL 07. - Wikipedia