Listen to the Gaslight Anthem’s New Song, ‘Rollin’ and Tumblin’’
The song is a quick blast (it doesn’t even reach the three-minute mark) of riff-driven rock ‘n’ roll that returns the New Jersey band to its tougher punk-inspired roots — like those found on its best album, 2008’s terrific ‘The ’59 Sound.’
The Gaslight Anthem’s last album, 2012’s ‘Handwritten,’ was sorta the group’s bid for big rock-star success. It debuted at No. 3 — their best chart showing — so something worked. But the music itself seemed a bit leashed at times.
With ‘Rollin’ and Tumblin’,’ it looks like maybe the band is getting back to its grittier bar-band rock spiked with a bit of old-school charm.
In a press release announcing ‘Get Hurt”s Aug. 19 due date, it noted that the record takes the band’s “raw, stripped-back rock ‘n’ roll into new territory, drawing on a fresh palette of influences ranging across folk, punk and Americana. It is an album that is heavier, and yet at the same time more intimate, than anything they have produced to date.”
After hearing ‘Rollin’ and Tumblin’,’ we’re hopeful. While we wait it out, here’s the ‘Get Hurt’ video teaser they dropped last week: