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The Gaslight Anthem Premieres New Single, “45,” new album out on July 24th

A once contributing writer to scrink.com, Adam Thomas, who writes weekly for theheadrush.com, loves The Gaslight Anthem. You should have heard him in his giddy state when he saw they would be releasing a new album this summer. And then when he listened to the single he was even more excited. So funny to see grown men act like teenage boys before a Springsteen concert when they hear a favorite band is doing something new.

Speaking of Springsteen, did you know he was the surprise guest at the Gaslight Anthem’s show at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, N.J. back in December of 2011. Just an interesting factoid to share.

“45” is the first advance track from HANDWRITTEN, the band’s fourth album, scheduled for a July 24 release on Mercury Records, a division of Island Def Jam Music Group. HANDWRITTEN was produced by two-time Grammy Award®-winner Brendan O’Brien, known for his work with Bruce Springsteen (Best Rock Album Grammy, 2002), Pearl Jam, Incubus, and many others.

The song will go up for sale at iTunes the following week on May 8.

In addition to appearances mentioned below, The Gaslight Anthem will be returning to CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman (June 28), and a performance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (July 27). To top that off, the May 16  show at Music Hall of Williamsburg will be exclusively live broadcasted on livestream.com/thegaslightanthem

Upcoming appearances:
May 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 18 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy

Festival dates set for:
May 20 – Asbury Park, NJ – Bamboozle
June 23 – Atlantic City, NJ – Metallica Orion
August – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

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Gaslight Anthem Release iTunes Session Early

TheGaslightAnthem-Photo-3-CreditAshleyMaileSo the Gaslight Anthem have moved up their iTunes release, originally scheduled for Dec.

13, to next Tuesday, Oct. 18.

I’ve had the opportunity to listen to the album and I think that while they sound at home on the three alternate versions of their own material (“Boxer,” “The Navensinks Bank” and the previously unreleased “Our Fathers Sons”), covering songs obviously does not play to the band’s strengths.

It pains me to write this because they’re one of my favorite bands, but man is that “Baba O’Riley” cover pretty cringe inducing. The other cover songs (“Refugee,” “State of Love and Trust,” and “House of the Rising Sun”) are passable for any run of the mill bar band, but for a band as talented and awesome as The Gaslight Anthem, you’re left wishing that they had given a little bit more. That’s not to say that the songs aren’t passable, with “State of Love and Trust” as the highlight, but they just aren’t as good as you’d imagine they’d be.

Overall, I think the is definitely worth checking out for the three original tracks, but when it comes to the cover songs, well, it is what it is.

For more on The Gaslight Anthem, visit their website

Photo credit: Ashley Maile

Gaslight Anthem set to release iTunes Session

With Christy down in Mexico on her honeymoon, she asked me to fill in and keep Scrink relevant with some new posts.  So one post later, here we are.

The Gaslight Anthem is releasing a new album in December, and as a Gaslight Anthem fan, this is great news.  I have almost worn out my mix tape of “The ’59 Sound” songs and am in need of some new material, well, newer than “American Slang” anyway.

Since the album comes out close to Christmas, if my wife or any other close family members are reading this, put it on the list!  Also, maybe a cd player for the car as well, those tapes are getting pretty old, fast.

Here is the press release:

The Gaslight Anthem are set to release an iTunes Session on December 13th, 2011. The session includes 5 unreleased tracks and 2 re-imagined versions of fan favorites.

The band stopped by the Magic Shop in New York City on July 25th, 2011 to track 7 songs that serve as an astounding reminder of the sheer power of the band’s live performances.

The release is comprised of 1 unreleased original track, “Our Father’s Sons,” 4 covers that have never before been put to tape, and a re-imagined version of “Boxer”, the band’s 2nd single off their critically acclaimed album American Slang.

The pre-order for The Gaslight Anthem’s iTunes Session is now live, exclusively in the iTunes Store. It comes with a download of the band’s cover of the Pearl Jam hit “State of Love and Trust”, which is available instantly upon purchase and is also streaming on Rolling Stone. Customers who pre-order the session will also get a new version of The Gaslight Anthem’s “The Navesink Bank” on the day of release.

 The iTunes Session was produced by Jason Marcucci and engineered by Mike Judeh and Ted Young.

Track Listing:

1. Baba O’Riley

2. Refugee

3. Our Fathers Sons

4. State of Love and Trust

5. Boxer

6. House of the Rising Sun

7. Interview

8. The Navesink Bank (pre-order only track)