The Gaslight Anthem Announce Album Details
The fourth full-length album by New Jersey pop-punk band the Gaslight Anthem, ‘Handwritten,’ won’t be out until July 24, but they’re streaming the first single, ’45,’ a week before the song’s May 8 release date. Produced by veteran Brendan O’Brien, ‘Handwritten’ is the band’s major label debut.
’45′ sees lead singer Brian Fallon continuing to turn his prime obsessions – music, cars and lost love – into perfect pop songs. The sound — comprised of high-voltage guitars, splashing drums and choruses that make you want to shut your eyes and sing at the top of your lungs — is a return to the full-throttled rock that made their 2008 release, ‘The ’59 Sound,’ one of that year’s most compelling albums. ‘American Slang,’ which came out in 2010, had some high points but suffered at times from the weight of its own ambitions.
Beginning May 16, the band will play three shows in America before heading off to Europe for a month, where they will split their time between festivals, clubs and opening up for Soundgarden. No full U.S. tour has been announced yet, but their calendar is free between late-June and mid-August, so look for dates soon.
‘Handwritten’ Track Listing
‘Here Comes My Man’
‘Too Much Blood’
Listen to ’45′ by the Gaslight Anthem