Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Morning Tunes

I've talked about music a few times before here on the blog, but certainly not as often as I would like, since I'm a bit of a record hound. But after my impromptu music-y "post" on Friday, I thought I'd talk briefly about another band on my mind lately.

This past Tuesday, the latest album from New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem hit shelves (and, uh digital shelves on iTunes, of course) and in my opinion, the album marks one of the most significant releases of 2010. Titled "American Slang," the 10-track record is a powerhouse from start to finish, featuring emotionally charged, socially relevant lyrics, and driving chords.

Reminiscent of early, amazing Bruce Springsteen, Gaslight Anthem is an impressive band, and "American Slang," I think, will be seen as a classic album. As my brother echoed when he told me he'd listened to the record, there's nothing out there today like this band. They're different, they're unique, and they're flat-out talented.

Now, I have a tendency to become obsessed with bands, you see, and that's happened with Gaslight Anthem. The album has been playing in my car non-stop, and I plan on buying it on vinyl when that's released in a couple of weeks.

And, since it's Sunday and we like posting up links and things, below is a live, acoustic performance of the title track from an appearance on Sirius Radio a couple of weeks back. Give it a listen, and if you haven't already hopped on the bandwagon, hopefully this will win you over.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

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