but them old records won’t be savin’ your soul;
So, American Slang by The Gaslight Anthem is out tomorrow.
I’ve just written a proper review for Is This Music?, which obviously it wouldn’t be fair to repost even before it’s up, but here is a quick breakdown of what I think of the album so far:
rhetoric rhetoric rhetoric
HYPERBOLE HYPERBOLE HYPERBOLE
IF IT’S BETTER THAN MY LOOOOOOVE, OH BABY BRING IT ON
I bin crazy for so long without ya
GOT YOUR PRIDE AND YOUR PROSE, TUCKED JUST LIKE A TOMMY GUN
oh cherry bomb your love is surgery
…and not another soul could love you like my rotten bones do…
You could say I kinda like it – in fact, every little song on it. Not everybody will, but I don’t care and I am positively sick with excitement (but not as sick as last night’s gin made me this morning) to see them again during what I am affectionately nicknaming TWO BANDS – TWO CITIES – TWO MEGABUSES – TWO DAYS – TWO (thousand and) TEN. It’s going to be the best kind of death.
Here is a RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME video of the band playing “The ’59 Sound” at last year’s Hyde Park Calling with a certain other musical artist from New Jersey.