The Gaslight Anthem by Cody Edds

The Gaslight Anthem are a rock band based out of New Jersey playing some of the truest rock music since the 70’s.  Their new album Handwritten comes out this year and Biloxi Parish is the first song you can hear from this album.  The Gaslight Anthem consist of Brian Fallon (lead vocals, guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar, backing vocals), Alex Levine (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Benny Horowitz (drums).  In a music world where rock has lost all its pride and blood, the guys of Gaslight Anthem are doing their best to bring life back to this dead genre with their punk fused blues-rock and intimate deep lyrics.

The Gaslight Anthem has been around since 2007 with their fast paced debut Sink or Swim but they didn’t hit it big until their second full length, The ’59 Sound.  The ’59 Sound was a bit slower than Sink or Swim but it had a blues blend that brought The Gaslight Anthem from the punk scene to the mainstream.

With their third full length LP American Slang The Gaslight Anthem finally found their sound.  That sound is the sound of true Rock & Roll with heart, the sound that got them a big record deal with Mercury Records which will release their new album this year.

Earlier this year Brian Fallon said that Handwritten is coming out much more aggressive and personal than anything he has ever done.  Speculation is that this album will sound a lot like The ’59 Sound with its blues and 1950’s sound but a lot faster like Sink or Swim.  Handwritten is set to release this summer and until then we’ll get by with Biloxi Parish and their previous works.


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