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Bottomfeeder (The Gaslight Anthem, Let Me Run, etc.) stream new song “Flux Capacitor”

New Jersey melodic hardcore band Bottomfeeder (ft. members of The Gaslight AnthemLet Me Run & more) are streaming a new song titled “Flux Capacitor.” Give the track a listen below.

The song is taken from the bands’ upcoming EP Sink To The Depths, which is set to be released on September 22nd through Good Fight Music.



Brian Fallon releases music video for “Nobody Wins”

Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem has released a new music video for his song “Nobody Wins,” and you can check it out below.

The track is taken from Fallon’s debut solo album Painkillers, which is set to release on March 11th through Island Records.



SideOneDummy announce sale ahead of Brian Fallon solo album release

SideOneDummy records have announced reductions on all things Brian Fallon this week with everything related to The Gaslight Anthem/The Horrible Crowes enjoying reductions. The merch sale comes just over a month before the expected release date  Fallon’s solo album “Painkillers” and is a generous way to help promote the artist.

You can check out the selection here.



Brian Fallon details upcoming album ‘Painkillers’, launches pre-orders and shares snippet of new song “Nobody Wins”

Brian Fallon (Who you probably know from The Gaslight AnthemThe Horrible Crowes, and/or Molly and the Zombies) has released some details regarding his upcoming solo LP, Painkillers. You can check out the album art, the track list, and a clip from a new song titled “Nobody Wins” below.

Fallon also launched pre-order bundles for Painkillers, all of which you can find here. He previously released a stream of a new song titled “A Wonderful Life,” which you can listen to here.

Painkillers will be released on March 11, 2016 through Island Records.



DS Photo Gallery: Brian Fallon and the Crowes w/Cory Branan, Fox Theater, Ledyard, CT

It’s been a scant four months since New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem announced that they’d played their last shows for the time being and would thus begin a disappointing-yet-not-entirely-unexpected indefinite hiatus. If you’re at all familiar with the occasional stir-crazy, restless nature of the band’s frontman, Brian Fallon, however, you probably assumed you wouldn’t have to wait all that long before his voice would pop up again. Still, four months seems awfully quick…

And yet, here we are, not two full weeks into 2016 and we’re not only on the doorstep of Fallon’s first true solo album, Painkillers, (due out in March 11th on Island Records), but right at the beginning of what’s shaping up to be a fairly lengthy tour in support of his new project, Brian Fallon and The Crowes, an obvious play on the name of the Horrible Crowes side project Fallon started with Gaslight’s guitar tech-turned-touring-guitarist Ian Perkins a few years back. The third night of said tour found itself in the historic Fox Theater (if a 23-year-old theater can be historic, this one is, at least according to the baby-faced bouncer guarding the stage left area. But seriously, though, Frank Sinatra did open the place, so that counts for something…) at Foxwoods Resort Casino in rural Connecticut.

The setting is admittedly a bit of a strange one when compared to the sweaty punk clubs that The Gaslight Anthem cut their early teeth on, or even some of the larger venues the band played in more recent years. To try to paint a brief picture, envision a glorified high school auditorium (cap. 1400), but with pristine sound and lighting and immaculate carpets and movie theater seats. Now envision that false, brick-and-mortar facade of that auditorium exists across the high-end mall hallway from a Fuddruckers burger joint and acres of one-armed bandits flashing and sirening in total sensory overload cacophony, and that’s about what you’ve got. Strange place for a group of on-the-other-side-of-thirty lapsed punkers to convene, but I digress.

From the moment that Fallon and his five-piece band (Perkins on guitar, fellow Gaslighters Alex Rosamilia on keys and guitar, The Scandals‘ Jared Hart primarily on acoustic 12-string, the inimitable Cat Popper on bass, and Wes Kleinknecht on drums) hit the stage and fired up the opening track “Red Lights,” which those of you familiar with Fallon/Popper’s Molly And The Zombies project will no-doubt remember, the evening had a special sort of a feel. At no point in what realistically could have been a marathon of a nineteen-song setlist did showgoers really get the sense that this band had only played two collective shows together in their history.

Fallon’s stage banter was its typical jovial, off-the-cuff self, which helped provide a little levity to a setlist that included, at times, some fairly dark themes, particularly those surrounding lost love. It has become rather taboo in some circles to premier music before an album’s release in this YouTube era, yet Fallon and the gang played all dozen of the tracks slated to appear on Painkillers in bold fashion. The audience, comprised largely of visible (and at times vocal) Gaslight Anthem fans, were noticeably polite and respectful for the duration of the set, eager to grasp the new stories that Fallon had to share. Aside from the lead single, “A Wonderful Life,” the general feeling is a bit mid-tempo, a more layered, at times alt-country bookend to the smokier, blusier The Horrible Crowes Elsie full-length (from which about a half-dozen tracks were performed here). While it obviously remains to be seen what happens to The Gaslight Anthem going forward, fans of Fallon’s songwriting and storytelling have little to fear, as The Crowes are the real deal.

Cory Branan provided direct support on this evening, as he will for the band’s entire first tour out of the chute. Having seen Branan play sweaty basement clubs and backroom bars in the past, this setting had a much different vibe, but one that really highlighted Branan’s role as an artist and a storyteller. Perhaps it was the seated nature of the show, but gone was the occasional need for an acoustic performer to battle to pull in listeners from above the din of the vocally inattentive bar patrons, allowing instead for the humor and wit that pepper Branan’s lyrics (not to mention his criminally-underrated guitar playing) to really shine. He’ll be back in this neck of the woods next month with Chuck Ragan; go see him, damnit!

Check out our full photo gallery from the rather stellar evening below.



Brian Fallon streams new song “A Wonderful Life” off upcoming album ‘Painkillers’

Brian Fallon (You know, the frontman of The Gaslight AnthemThe Horrible Crowes, and Molly and the Zombies) has released a stream a new song titled “A Wonderful Life.” The song is the first single released from Fallon’s highly anticipated solo LP, Painkillers. Backing Fallon on this track are Molly and the Zombies bassist Catherine Popper, Mark Zepro (Ben Kweller Band) on drums, and Butch Walker (who also acted as producer) on guitar.

You can give “A Wonderful Life” a listen here.

Painkillers will be released on March 11, 2016 through Island Records.



Brian Fallon talks about ‘Painkillers’

As you may have heard, Brian Fallon (You know, the frontman of The Gaslight Anthem, The Horrible Crowes, and Molly and the Zombies) has a solo LP, Painkillers, in the works. Fallon recently sat down with Kerrang and revealed a few details on the project, including who played on the album and what kinds of sounds to expect on the album:

“I’m not playing everything – we have a guy named Mark Stepro playing drums, I’m doing a lot of the guitars, Butch is doing a lot of the guitars, Cat Popper is coming in to play bass. And I think friends of ours are just going to pop in that are in the area! But the bulk of it is Mark playing the drums, and me and Butch doing everything else.”

“It’s tough to use words to describe music, but everything starts out with drums, bass and an acoustic guitar. […] I’m kind of tapping into my upbringing early on with American folk music and American rock’n’roll music from before the ‘70s – before rock became like, ‘ROCK AND ROLL!’ It’s song-based, really.”

You can read the full interview here.

The Gaslight Anthem announced over the summer that theywill be going on an indefinite hiatus, but if you still want to get your fill of Fallon’s soulful melodies, you can catch him on tour through the month of January; dates are here.



Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) announces solo LP, Tour

Brian Fallon, the (former?) frontman of The Gaslight Anthem, has announced a solo LP in the works! The LP is called “Painkillers” and is set to drop sometime in early 2016; we will keep you posted.

Though this is Fallon’s first solo project, it is not his first side project. He has spent some time touring with The Horrible Crowes and Molly & The Zombies in recent years.

The Gaslight Anthem announced over the summer that they will be going on an indefinite hiatus following their latest European tour, but if you still want to get your fill of melodic punk you can catch Brian Fallon on tour through the month of January; dates are below



Brian Fallon demoing debut solo album

Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) at House of Blues – Boston

Well that didn’t take long…

According to the latest post on Brian Fallon’s recently rekindled Instagram account, the (former?) Gaslight Anthem frontman is hard at work demoing material for what will apparently become his debut solo album.

Fans of the band will recall that TGA recently announced an indefinite hiatus that went into effect upon completion of their latest European tour. Fans with particularly long memories will recall that Fallon has previously announced plans to work on a solo release, only to regroup his Gaslight compadres. Something tells us this one will come to fruition, though. Stay tuned!



Watch: The Gaslight Anthem and Frank Turner perform “Great Expectations” last night in London

The Gaslight Anthem: Alex R., Brian, Benny, Ian, Baby Wade and Alex L.

Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem are wrapping up the tail end of their pre-hiatus run of shows across the Atlantic Ocean.  They band played their last headline set at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire last night, and were joined onstage by the great, and unexpectedly tall, Frank Turner for a slow-burn rendition of TGA’s song “Great Expectations.” Watch the video below.

Fans of the band will remember that they almost pulled the plug a couple of years ago prior to the recording of their latest album, “Get Hurt,” which was released in August 2014 on Island Records. Their last US show was in Bridgeport, CT, last month, effectively guaranteeing that the hiatus won’t be a permanent thing…



The Gaslight Anthem announce pending hiatus

Unfortunate, though not exactly unexpected, news from The Gaslight Anthem camp today.

In a post on their Facebook page, the band announced today that they’re taking a break from being a band upon completion of their upcoming European tour. Here’s the statement in full:

Hello all!
We wanted to let everyone know that we’ll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We’re all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we’d like to step away from the band until we decide what we’d like to do next.

We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record. We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our band for the last eight years and we’ll see you down the road!

With love and respect,
Brian, Benny, Alex and Alex.

Fans of the band will remember that they almost pulled the plug a couple of years ago prior to the recording of their latest album, “Get Hurt,” which was released in August 2014 on Island Records. Perhaps the album wasn’t quite the shot in the arm the foursome (plus Ian) were hoping it would be. In any event, we’ll keep you posted on any new projects from the guys (new Horrible Crowes? new Bottomfeeder?) as it becomes available.



Brian Fallon performs “Honey Magnolia” and “Steven McQueen” at Newport Folk Festival

Over the weekend, The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon stopped by the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island and performed some of his sweet soulful music.

Fallon unleashed on the world two new songs entitled “Honey Magnolia” and “Steven McQueen”, which you can listen to below.

Fallon’s latest release with The Gaslight Anthem was the band’s August 2014 full-length, “Get Hurt”, which was released through Island Records.



The Gaslight Anthem to play four shows in July

New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem will be playing four shows in the Midwest and East Coast in July. The dates and locations are below.

The Gaslight Anthem last released Get Hurt, which came out on Island Records August 2014.



Video: Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) plays short acoustic set on CFOX

The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon recently stopped by Vancouver, BC radio station 99.3 CFOX to play a short set of acoustic songs in front of a live studio audience. You can check out videos of Fallon playing two Gaslight tracks, a song by his side-project Molly and the Zombies, and a cover of Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back In Anger” below.

Fallon’s latest release with The Gaslight Anthem was the band’s August 2014 full-length Get Hurt, which was released through Island Records. The band’s currently in the middle of a North American tour in support of the album.



DS Photo Gallery: The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote and The Scandals at Lupo’s in Providence

 

Last Friday night, The Gaslight Anthem brought the 2015 leg of their Get Hurt US tour to Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. Given that no Boston date appears on this leg, the occasion called for an obscenely long rush-hour drive to The Ocean State on yet another bone-jarringly cold Friday evening in the winter that just won’t end. Yours truly hadn’t been to Lupo’s since it moved from a smaller location elsewhere in Providence damn near a decade ago. The “new” location occupies what used to be the Strand Theater, a hundred-year-old former vaudeville theater that probably hasn’t been architecturally updated a hell of a lot since it first opened (some cool old information here). Much like the city it inhabits, it’s more than a tad rough around the edges, and yet more than a little bit charming (not at all unlike Philadelphia’s Trocadero in both style and context).

Bayonne, New Jersey, street punks The Scandals got the night kicked off in raucous fashion. Perhaps it was the cold, perhaps it was the 8:30 start time, but the crowd (capacity somewhere between 1200 and 1500 depending on where you get your information, though with Lupo’s well-known penchant for over-selling tickets–seriously, check their Yelp! reviews– it’s probably close to the latter) was fairly well filled in by the time the foursome took the stage. Frontman Jared Hart led the attack, blistering through the band’s thirty-minute set in twenty-eight minutes (according to my watch). Jersey and Rhode Island aren’t obscenely far away form one another, meaning that a decent portion of the crowd was familiar with the band’s music and shouted along accordingly. Those unfamiliar also seemed pleased; more than a few near-by concertgoers commented on how the band’s newer tracks “kinda sounded like old Gaslight.” Huh…wonder why.

Northcote followed in full-band fashion. I’d previously only seen Matt Goud as a solo acoustic opener on Dave Hause’s Devour America tour this time last year. In my opinion, it’s not possible to blow Dave Hause off the stage, but I came away from that night thinking that Western Canada’s Goud came as close as possible. He traded the acoustic for a Telecaster for most of the set and was accompanied by a traditional guitar-bass-drum lineup that provided some added punch to Goud’s already exuberant stage presence. “How Can You Turn Around,” off the self-titled Northcote full-length, was a particular highlight, though that may be because it’s one of my favorite songs at the moment.

  

The Gaslight Anthem took the stage at around 10:30pm. This particular night marked the second night of this month-long jaunt, and was sandwiched curiously between two New York dates (one at the Webster Theatre, one at Terminal 5). TGA frontman Brian Fallon sauntered on stage looking perhaps a little worse for the wear after what may have been a hard and heavy night number one. In fact, he started with his typical between-song banter early, commenting on how he liked the venue and that Providence was cold that day and that he’d just woken up before leading the band into set-opener “The ’59 Sound.” What followed was a two-ish hour jaunt through the band’s almost decade-old catalog. Sure Get Hurt was well represented (not only by the giant upside-down heart set backdrop that filled what had seemed like a cavernous stage area) but by a handful of  tracks ranging from the sing-along chorus of “1,000 Years” to the slow burn of bonus track “Sweet Morphine.”

 

Slow burn was a recurring theme on the evening. A fair amount the set seemed to be down a few beats-per-minute from the standard tempo. Perhaps that’s by design. The slightly, maybe-not-even-noticeable, slower tempos allowed the band to pace themselves as they stretched out a set to more than two dozen songs. There are many, perhaps even within the band’s circle, who view the The Gaslight Anthem as the heirs apparent to the throne of Next Big American Rock Band that Pearl Jam picked up from Springsteen a couple decades earlier. While the uptempo punk-tinged “hits” from throughout their catalog breathe fire into the set and work the audience into a crowd-surfing frenzy, the standard down-tempo songs (“She Loves You,” “Red At Night,” slowed down versions of “Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?” and “Great Expectations”) allowed the music itself to breathe a little bit; for Alex Rosamilia’s guitar runs to weave their way into the atmosphere while still being rooted to the earth by the more rhythmic guitar stylings of Fallon and Ian Perkins. Check out the full setlist here, and check out our photo gallery of all three bands below.