The Gaslight Anthem aren’t ashamed to follow in the footsteps of their fellow New Jersian Bruce Springsteen – they’ve spent three great albums making driving, riff-packed rock that’s emotional without being pathetic (far from it), passionate but not overbearing, drawing inspiration from the Boss as well as other big names in American classic rock. Their new single “45” speaks to tradition in more than one way – the surface level might be the most obvious (they’re talking about vinyl, guys!) but listen to that limitlessly catchy riff and that chugging groove and you might be reminded of the stuff your parents used to play on the tape player in their station wagon when you were a kid, in the best way. The band’s new record Handwritten is due out July 24.
New: The Gaslight Anthem – “45”
From Philadelphia to L.A. to Madrid to Melbourne, our picks for the must-see acts of SXSW 2015.
Tink shares her Timbaland-produced “Ratchet Commandments.”
A new download from Chromatics’ upcoming album, Dear Tommy, fresh off the press.
March is packed, but we managed to pick out ten albums to hear this month.
Florence and the Machine preview new material from their upcoming album.
Tobias Jesso, Jr. hits up Haim drummer, Danielle Haim for his latest single “Without You.”…
Coming out of nowhere last year, Shamir has become one of the most exciting new…
Reviews of Blade of the Ronin, SremmLife, Transfixation, and Happy People.