the Gaslight Anthem
Born:
01 January 2005
Genres:
Pop/Rock
Releases:
38
Biography: The Gaslight Anthem rose out of the fertile punk scene of New Brunswick, NJ, flaunting a unique style that melded the influence of Bruce Springsteen, Wilson Pickett, and various Motown groups with the rough, emotional grit of Hot Water Music and Jawbreaker. The band -- comprised of vocalist/guitarist Brian Fallon, bassist Alex Levine, drummer Benny Horowitz, and guitarist Alex Rosamila -- began establishing a hometown audience after forming in 2005, and their soulful punk rock attracted wider attention upon the release of their first full-length album, Sink or Swim. Arriving in May 2007 via the local imprint XOXO Records, the album garnered accolades from punk zines and blogs alike. The increasing popularity was enough to score gigs with the likes of Against Me! and the Draft, and by the end of 2007, the Gaslight Anthem had played over 200 shows. The band managed to secure enough down time between tour dates to record a four-song EP, Señor and the Queen, in Austin. The EP appeared in early 2008, as did an offer to join the roster of the California-based indie label SideOneDummy Records. The Gaslight Anthem signed with SideOneDummy and released their sophomore effort, The '59 Sound, later that year. Featuring a rough, rousing sound that took its cues from Social Distortion's melodic punk and Bruce Springsteen's heartland rock, the album found an audience not only in America -- where eMusic deemed it the number one record of 2008 -- but also in Europe, where Bruce Springsteen joined the musicians during their set at the 2009 Glastonbury festival. Following the Glastonbury performance, sales of The '59 Sound grew by 200%, whetting the public's demand for a follow-up. The Gaslight Anthem rounded out the year by playing additional festivals -- including Lollapalooza, Pinkpop, Reading, and Leeds -- before returning to the studio in early 2010. Working again with Ted Hutt, the same producer who helped them shape The '59 Sound, the bandmates wrote and recorded the songs that eventually comprised their third album, American Slang.
The '59 Sound Sessions
The '59 Sound Sessions
Tracks: 9
Year: 2018
Get Hurt (Deluxe Version)
Get Hurt (Deluxe Version)
Tracks: 15
Year: 2014
The B-Sides
The B-Sides
Tracks: 11
Year: 2014
Get Hurt (Deluxe Version)
Get Hurt (Deluxe Version)
Tracks: 15
Year: 2014
Get Hurt (Deluxe Edition)
Get Hurt (Deluxe Edition)
Tracks: 15
Year: 2014
Handwritten (Deluxe Edition)
Handwritten (Deluxe Edition)
Tracks: 14
Year: 2012
Handwritten
Handwritten
Tracks: 12
Year: 2012
Handwritten
Handwritten
Tracks: 12
Year: 2012
Handwritten (Deluxe Version)
Handwritten (Deluxe Version)
Tracks: 14
Year: 2012
Hold You Up
Hold You Up
Tracks: 3
Year: 2012
Handwritten (Deluxe Edition)
Handwritten (Deluxe Edition)
Tracks: 14
Year: 2012
Here Comes My Man (EP)
Here Comes My Man (EP)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2012
American Slang
American Slang
Tracks: 10
Year: 2010
The '59 Sound (maxi)
The '59 Sound (maxi)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2009
Great Expectations (maxi)
Great Expectations (maxi)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2009
Sink Or Swim Demos
Sink Or Swim Demos
Tracks: 3
Year: 2008
Senor And The Queen (EP)
Senor And The Queen (EP)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2008
Live In Boston
Live In Boston
Tracks: 29
Year: 2008
The '59 Sound
The '59 Sound
Tracks: 12
Year: 2008
Senor And The Queen (EP)
Senor And The Queen (EP)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2008
Sink Or Swim
Sink Or Swim
Tracks: 12
Year: 2007
Sink Or Swim
Sink Or Swim
Tracks: 12
Year: 2007
Sink Or Swim Demo's (Single)
Sink Or Swim Demo's (Single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2007
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