I just got the masters back two or three weeks ago, I hadn't listened to them in a while. But now they sound good to me, I mean it sounds exactly like what we set out to do. Initially, when you first hear it, you're like, ďOh, this is different.Ē There's also some comfort songs on there -- some that I think sound similar to previous records. But we try to put a little extra in there so it didn't sound too out there. We didn't go totally insane. It's leading people along, not frustrating anyone.
The Gaslight Anthemwill release its fifth studio album, Get Hurt, on August 19th via Island Records. The cover art and a teaser video featuring a new song clip can be seen in the replies. According to information on the preorder pages (more here), the standard edition of the album will be 12 songs and the deluxe will be 15. There are also a few tour dates in the replies.
Get ready for some things you've never heard this band do!!!!! Enjoy, everybody!
1 Stay Vicious
2 1,000 Years
3 Get Hurt
4 Stray Paper
5 Helter Skeleton
6 Underneath The Ground
7 Rollin' And Tumblin'
8 Red Violins
9 Selected Poems
10 Ain't That A Shame
11 Break Your Heart
"The whole record was like, 'What can we create as a band using anything at our disposal, as long as we do it organically, without computers or samples?'" Fallon says. "If we wanted to try a synth, we'd try a synth. If we wanted to try a drum loop, we would do that."
It might grow on some people who might not like it at first or say, ďThis is too weird, itís not what I expected.Ē Theyíre entitled to that. Itís fair to feel that way, but once you sit with it, after the initial shock, youíll find similarities to the old records. It still sounds like us.y
With a healthy team I don't see them not competing again for the for the A.L. East. I think Tampaís real strong again and I think Boston is really strong again and you know theyíre going to be right there in the mix at the end. Iím a Yankees fan. I gotta go for it -- of course they could win the World Series this year. Why not?
As one of the opening acts during the December 27th date of The Bouncing Souls' Home for The Holidays show, Brian Fallon debuted his new musical project, Molly and The Zombies. The group, which features bassist Catherine Popper, singer/guitarist Brian McGee and drummer Randy Schrager, played five songs -- three originals and two covers. You can check out some video footage in the replies.
1. She Loves You
2. The Ď59 Sound (Acoustic)
3. State of Love and Trust (Live)
4. Tumbling Dice
5. The Queen of Lower Chelsea (Acoustic)
6. Songs for Teenagers
7. Great Expectations (Acoustic)
8. Antonia Jane (Acoustic)
9. American Slang (Acoustic)
10. Boxer (Acoustic)
11. Once Upon a Time
Brian Fallon has posted a lengthy blog about The Gaslight Anthem's future. The band's going to go dark for a little while.
I'm going to go away from the press and interviews now until we finish writing our next record and find out what we will be in the next chapter of our artistic careers. I have nothing left to say until we find what that next chapter of our band is.
To our fansÖ please bear with us through this awkward period of finding our new legs. Iím being honest with you here because I am grateful for your loyalty to my band.
Working on new songs for a new Gaslight Anthem album in 2014. Dig it. Tourís been great, Brianís very pleased he hasnít has many photos of him taken. Heís busy in the back of the bus writing new songs, something about Bob Dylan and Led Zepplin and Neil Young in the same band. We donít know what heís on about. Weíll leave him be for nowÖ We havenít seen him in anything but sunglasses for the last three days. At least Ray Ban is very pleased. More to come, this will updated WAY more frequently now that weíve stolen it from Brian. Though he may arise from his tomb of 60ís and 70ís records and write something odd...
To me, The Gaslight Anthem just sounds like American rock music should. Listening to their records makes me wonder what it must have been like growing up in the 70s or 80s, and I canít help but feel like this is the type of music my dad and his friends grew up listening to. Gaslight represent the new face of rock and roll music, and each member delivers exactly this on stage. Seeing the band live made me realize exactly why we all their songs so much Ė simpler, older times brought to life today. As one of the defining rock bands of our generation,...
The score for The Gaslight Anthem's original film, Every Word Handwritten is now available on iTunes. You can watch the trailer for the film in the replies.
Every Word Handwritten follows the lifespan of one vinyl record, highlighting it as the thread through many people's lives through decades to come. To encompass the full understanding of the film, Horowitz and Slack employed the help of Gaslight guitarist Alex Rosamilia and friend Wes Kleinknecht to compose the score for Every Word Handwritten.
Iíd also like to say thisÖ What Iím working on Iíd classify as Americana. Itís not from New Jersey, itís not The Gaslight Anthem, in fact, itís not even mine, but itís oursÖ Iím looking to the people who used folk and country music as a tradition and took what was past and moved forward. Wilco, Ryan Adams, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, the Highwaymen, Bob Dylan, etcÖ Iím not writing about straw hats and gin joints. Iím not writing about nostalgia or a time I wasnít born it. Iím writing about the last two years of my life since we wrote handwritten. This project is going to be based on things I learned early on musically, which were my motherís folk songs....
The earnest, passionate New Brunswick punk rock band will play Asbury Park on May 25 and 26 ó the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. The Hold Steady, the acclaimed Brooklyn outfit led by the witty, empathetic storyteller Craig Finn, opens the first show. The Felice Brothers, a folk-rock band with a bottle-swinging sound that anticipated Mumford and Sons, will support Gaslight at the second. Tickets for both shows go on sale through the Stone Pony on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Head over to RollingStone.com to check out The Gaslight Anthem's new 15-minute film, Every Word Handwritten, which charts "the lifespan of a single vinyl record and the effect it can have on different generations."