Published Jun 15, 2010In the three years since the release of Sink or Swim, soulful New Jersey-based punk rockers the Gaslight Anthem have grown quite the following. But with hefty media praise and fellow New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen lending his support, it's not a big surprise. The band's latest effort, American Slang, is sure to live up to that growing hype, as the record contains arguably some of the best songwriting yet from front-man Brian Fallon.
American Slang will be hitting store shelves Tuesday (June 15), but you can check it out at Exclaim.ca now by clicking here.
American Slang, Gaslight's second record with SideOneDummy , follows in the footsteps of 2008's The '59 Sound, but proves to be more adventurous with a newly found confidence. Teaming up with producer Ted Hutt for a second time, the band are sure to have felt comfortable - something that surely made looking for a coherent voice and sound that much easier. American Slang proves that not only did the band find their sound and voice, but they are also developing themselves into a new emerging force.
American Slang sincerely explores youth and growing up, all the while accompanied by Boss-inspired guitar licks, upbeat tempos and scrawling vocals. And while that old Gaslight Anthem feeling is still there, the songwriting comes across as more honest than ever before and could make this record a key sound for your summer.
American Slang will be streaming at Exclaim.ca until June 21.
Stay tuned for these future full album streams on Exclaim.ca:
Wolf Parade Expo 86 June 22 to June 28
Parkway Drive Deep Blue June 29 to July 5