Last night I was at the Verizon Center watching my team, the New York Rangers, lose to the Washington Capitals. As I was ordering a second beer to numb the pain of an increasingly likely defeat, the Gaslight Anthem’s song “American Slang” came on over the loudspeaker. It reminded me that I hadn’t listened to their most recent album (from 2010) in awhile, and that I’d never written about them on PYM.
This NEW JERSEY band now has three albums out, but I didn’t hear of them until the release of their second album, The ’59 Sound. Here’s a sampling of their music from all three albums. You’ll hear the clear influence of Bruce Springsteen, in addition to classic rock acts like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
and here’s maybe their catchiest song yet