The Gaslight Anthem „American Slang“

2008 überraschte die Punk-Indie-Alternative-Rock Band „The Gaslight Anthem“ die Musikwelt mit dem Erfolgsalbum „The ’59 Sound“. Die aus New Brunswick in New Jersey stammende Combo orientierte sich damals stark am Springsteen Sound.
Zwei Jahre später – am 18. Juni 2010 – erscheint nun das neue Album der Band.
„American Slang“ wurde wie schon der Vorgänger von Ted Hutt in den „Magic Shop Studios“ in New York aufgenommen.

Tracklist „American Slang“:

  1. American Slang
  2. Stay Lucky
  3. Bring It On
  4. The Diamond Church Street Choir
  5. The Queen Of Lower Chelsea
  6. Orphans
  7. Boxer
  8. Old Haunts
  9. The Spirit Of Jazz
  10. We Did It When We Were Young

Das Album kann man ab sofort auf bzw. im Stonepony Shop (Musikempfehlungen) bestellen.


With ‚American Slang‘, The Gaslight Anthem makes an extraordinary leap forward towards that very goal. The New Jersey-based band’s third long player reveals a remarkably powerful rock ’n‘ roll outfit honed by two years of nearly non-stop touring. Singer/guitarist Fallon’s passionate lyrical approach has grown more personal and introspective, his raw throated vocals stronger and more resonant against the band’s pulse-pounding dynamic force. Songs like ‚Bring It On‘, ‚Orphans‘ and the rousing title track bristle and burn with the spirit of soul, the energy of punk, and the artistic ambition of any hall of famer you’d care to name. ‚American Slang‘ is the battle cry of a great band finding its own voice and using it to shout to the rooftops and beyond.The band began getting together for writing sessions at their longtime friend Kyle Roggendorf’s basement in Parlin, NJ. Rehearsal in earnest started up in January, followed the next month by full-on recording at NYC’s Magic Shop with producer Ted Hutt and engineer Ryan Mall, both of whom previously manned the boards on ‚The ’59 Sound‘. The time spent woodshedding enabled the band to lay down the majority of ‚American Slang‘ in a short, sharp burst of creative vigor. Sonic inspiration came in the unlikely guise of classic Brit blues-rock, with Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, and Derek & The Dominos serving as key muses for their musical muscle and eclectic directness.

Ausserdem spielen „The Gaslight Anthem“ während des Sommers einige Gigs in Deutschland. Unter anderem kann man die Band am 19. Juni auf dem „Southside Festival“ (Neuhausen ob Eck bei Tuttlingen), bzw. am 20. Juni auf dem „Hurricane Festival“ (Motorrad-Sandrennbahn Eichenring  bei Scheeßel) live erleben.

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