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The Gaslight Anthem stream “B-sides” album

The Gaslight Anthem are streaming their B-Sides album.

You can give it a listen below.

“The B-Sides” is due out via SideOneDummy on January 28th, and the band has announced that they are working on new material.

Cover Art Battle (January 28th): The Lawrence Arms, The Bruce Lee Band, The Gaslight Anthem & more

In this week’s Cover Art Battle, we have brand new releases from The Lawrence Arms, The Bruce Lee Band, The Gaslight Anthem, Booze and Glory, and Adventures / Run Forever.

Check out all of the artwork for these releases and cast your votes in the poll below!

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The Gaslight Anthem begin recording demos of new songs

The Gaslight Anthem have announced they have begun recording demos of new songs for their next album, which will be the follow-up to 2012’s Handwritten. Bassist Alex Levine simply tweeted:

“Recording @gaslightanthem demos”

The Gaslight Anthem will release the compilation album The B-Sides on January 28th. A review of that album was published this morning, and you can check it out right here.

Album Review: The Gaslight Anthem – “The B-Sides”

The haunting opening strains of She Loves You is a fitting tip off to where Gaslight Anthem’s ‘B-Sides’ album will take you. Made up mainly of acoustic takes of previously released rockers from their studio albums (except for ‘Handwritten’), this record highlights the more soulful, folksy side of this popular Jersey foursome.

Two live acoustic versions of the songs The ’59 Sound and Queen of the Lower Chelsea are slow burn versions of two of Gaslight’s more lyrically depressing death themed tunes. They’re good takes and better paced fits than the originals, considering the subject matter.

Now I have to admit that I’ve never been a big fan of Peal Jam. Actually, that’s not entirely truthful. Truthfully, I fucking hate Pearl Jam. I always have. I think they were just about the worst thing to come crawling out of the grunge explosion and the fact that they’re still around making music is silly and surprising. But whatever. It’s easy enough to just ignore bands you hate.     That being said, one thing that’s always kind of irked me about Gaslight Anthem, in their rockier moments, is when Brian Fallon’s voice gets a little too Vedder-y for me. A song Gaslight’s been covering for a few years now is Jam’s State of Love and Trust. And if you’re a fan of Pearl Jam, let me be fair and tell you this: this live version on B-Sides is one hell of a cover. It’s such a good cover in fact, that if you listen to one of Pearl Jam’s many live versions and then Gaslight’s back to back, they sound like virtually the same song. It’s uncanny and impressive, though for my personal tastes, it would have been nice to hear a version that veers away from the original a little more.

I do love The Rolling Stones however and Gaslight’s crisp, cruising cover of the band’s Tumbling Dice is one of the best songs on B-Sides.

They also offer up a very ethereal version of the Fake Problems tune Songs For Teenagers. Fake Problems is a very Gaslight Anthem-sounding band, or vice versa, as Fake Problems actually formed a year before Gaslight. Either way, they sound alike and have toured extensively together and as such their songs are ripe for the covering by each other.

Great Expectations and Antonia Jane are two acoustic cuts from a live radio show. Great Expectations, originally from ‘The ’59 Sound’ is a particularly somber version of the more rambunctious original, but it has a nice vibe for kicking back after a long day at the races.

The version of American Slang that appears on ‘B-Sides’ is actually a very raw, desperate sounding affair that fits its man on the edge lyrics beautifully.

Boxer, also originally from the ‘American Slang’ album is easily the most interesting track on the album simply because of how different it sounds from the original. The band goes much farther than just a straight acoustic port, adding all kinds of strange, tribal sounding instruments and background harmonies. It’s an exciting reinterpretation, better than the original.

Once Upon A Time, a cover of the beautiful Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise song is a faithful rendition which fits Gaslight’s sound and Fallon’s vocals nicely.

‘The B-Sides’ could have just as easily been called ‘Acoustic Cuts’ or something as that’s more or less what it is.  A few more originals and a couple unreleased songs would’ve filled out the set list nicely, but I still wouldn’t go so far as to call the album a cash grab. All of the band’s original songs on here are different than the versions on the albums and it’s nice to have the covers all in one place.

For Gaslight fans who don’t already own this stuff, this is a no brainer purchase, for casual fans or haters…why are you reading this?

4/5 Stars

Molly And The Zombies (Brian Fallon) stream two new songs

The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon’s brand new side project Molly And The Zombies are streaming two new songs entitled “Sketchy” and “Red Lights.”

You can give the tracks a listen below.

Molly And The Zombies made their official debut opening for The Bouncing Souls during one of their 2013 Home For The Holidays shows. They haven’t announced plans to release a full-length or an EP, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything.

Live video of Brian Fallon’s new side project Molly And The Zombies

Gaslight Anthem‘s Brian Fallon recently revealed his new side project, Molly And The Zombies, while opening up for The Bouncing Souls. You can check out live video of the group’s set below.

Brian Fallon is also currently working with Twopointeight on the production of their upcoming album.

The Gaslight Anthem have a bunch of new songs written for new album

The fellas in The Gaslight Anthem don’t seem too far out from bringing us a new full-length album.  According to a recent tweet from the band they’ve already got 18 songs written.  The write:

“Happy Holidays everyone! We are 18 new songs into a new record! Now which do we choose… Hmmm. So excited!”

We’ll keep you posted as more progress is made.  In the meantime the band will release their “The B-Sides” album on January 28th.

Cover Art Battle (December 17th): The Gaslight Anthem, Backtrack & Vanna

With Christmas right around the corner, less and less records are coming out, and it’s pretty evident on this week’s Cover Art Battle!

We’ve only got three releases for you to choose from for December 17th – a live DVD from The Gaslight Anthem, a 7-inch from Backtrack, and another 7-inch from Vanna.

Check out all of the artwork for these releases and cast your votes in the poll below!

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The Gaslight Anthem launch “The B-Sides” pre-orders

As you’re no doubt aware by now, Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem are putting out a collection of b-sides and rarities, creatively titled “The B-Sides.” Click here for the tracklisting if you haven’t done so already.

Anyway, the band have officially launched pre-orders for “The B-Sides.” Click here to check ’em out.

“The B-Sides” is due out via SideOneDummy on January 28th. The Gaslight Anthem also have a live CD/DVD combo due out just in time for Christmas.

The Gaslight Anthem reveal cover art, tracklisting for “The B-Sides”

In addition to releasing a live DVD on December 17th, The Gaslight Anthem will also be putting out an album of b-sides and other rare tracks, simply entitled “The B-Sides,” on January 28th!

The cover art can be found above and the tracklisting can be seen below.

The Gaslight Anthem guys are currently hard at work on a follow-up to 2012′s “Handwritten,” which was their Mercury Records debut. We’ll keep you posted as more details on that come to light!

The Gaslight Anthem announce “Live In London” DVD pre-orders

Good (but admittedly not great) news for Gaslight Anthem fans that’ve been pining for a live DVD to add to their collection.

The Jersery rockers have announced plans to release “Live In London” on December 17th. The release features ten (yes…only ten) songs culled from the band’s two-night stay at the Troxy in London on March 29th and 30th of this year. Click here for pre-order details.

The Gaslight Anthem are hard at work on the follow-up to 2012’s “Handwritten,” their Mercury Records debut.

The Gaslight Anthem to release B-sides collection

It’s been a month since we have done a story on New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem. Well, good news Gaslight fans – it looks as though the band will be releasing a vinyl B-sides collection on January 28th. Rumor has it that it will include eleven tracks. We will be sure to keep you posted as more information becomes available.

The Gaslight Anthem last released “Handwritten”  last July via Mercury Records.

The Gaslight Anthem release official skateboard

New Jersey’s favorite sons The Gaslight Anthem will be releasing an official skateboard through the Rokenrol Skateboard Company and you can pick up yours right here!

The Gaslight Anthem last released “Handwritten”  last July via Mercury Records.

The Gaslight Anthem stream cover of Tony Sly’s “Capo 4th Fret” off upcoming Sly tribute album

Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem, are streaming Capo 4th Fret”, their contribution to the upcoming The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute, and you can give it a listen below.

The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute, featuring covers of songs by No Use For A Name and Mr. Sly from NOFXBad Religion,Strung OutRise AgainstPennywiseLagwagon, Gaslight Anthem and many others, on October 29th through Fat Wreck Chords.  You can pre-order it here.

Tony passed “peacefully in his sleep” in Summer 2012.

Brian Fallon and The Bouncing Souls to collaborate sets at upcoming Williamsburg show

The Gaslight Anthem have posted the following regarding their show next Monday, September 30th at the Music Hall in Williamsburg:

“Brian and longtime friends, The Bouncing Souls, will be collaborating on each others sets throughout the evening on Monday, September 30th at Music Hall of Williamsburg. This will be a night to remember! Tickets are $3 at the door.”

What a bargain! Don’t miss out on this one.