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The Gaslight Anthem

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The Gaslight Anthem rose out of the fertile punk scene of New Brunswick, New Jersey, 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 Rosamilia -- 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 downtime 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 Side One Dummy. The Gaslight Anthem signed with the label 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 Springsteen himself joined the musicians during their set at the 2009 Glastonbury Festival. Following the Glastonbury performance, sales of The '59 Sound grew by 200-percent, whetting the public's demand for a follow-up. The band 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 following year, the band announced that they were leaving Side One Dummy to sign on with Mercury Records, and in early 2012 began work on what would be their first album for their new label home, Handwritten, which was released later that year. Breaking from the heartland rock mold of their earlier work, the band began to explore other influences, incorporating elements of power pop and '70s rock into their fifth album, Get Hurt, which arrived in 2014. ~ Corey Apar & Andrew Leahey
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Albums by
The Gaslight Anthem

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    12 songs

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    Get Hurt

    15 songs

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    Get Hurt [Deluxe Version]

    14 songs

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    Handwritten [Deluxe Edition]

    10 songs

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    American Slang

    12 songs

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    The '59 Sound

    4 songs

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    Senor and the Queen

    11 songs

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    Handwritten

    6 songs

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    Live at Park Ave

    12 songs

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    Sink or Swim

    11 songs

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    The B-Sides

    1 song

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    Great Expectations

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    The '59 Sound / Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

    1 song

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    Old White Lincoln

    12 songs

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    Sink or Swim

    3 songs

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    The '59 Sound

    1 song

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    Stay Vicious

    1 song

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    Rollin' and Tumblin'

    1 song

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    45

    3 songs

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    Hold You Up [Indie Only]

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    Live in London


Top Songs by
The Gaslight Anthem

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    Popularity
  2.   45
  3.   The '59 Sound
  4.   American Slang
  5.   I'da Called You Woody, Joe
  6.   Old White Lincoln
  7.   Stay Lucky
  8.   Great Expectations
  9.   Here Comes My Man
  10.   The Diamond Church Street Choir
  11.   The Backseat
  12.   Handwritten
  13.   Bring It On
  14.   Keepsake
  15.   Boxer
  16.   Casanova, Baby!
  17.   Here's Looking at You, Kid
  18.   The Spirit of Jazz
  19.   We Did It When We Were Young
  20.   I Coul'da Been a Contender
  21.   You Got Lucky
  22.   1,000 Years
  23.   Get Hurt
  24.   Drive
  25.   National Anthem
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Stations & Shows Featuring
The Gaslight Anthem

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    Hair Of The Dog

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    Punk

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    Bruce Springsteen: DNA

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    Take A Hike

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    Tom Petty: DNA

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    Alternative Deep Dive

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    Alt. Country

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    Indie

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    Marketplace Music

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    The Current

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    Eclectic Rock


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