Brian Fallon: New Gaslight Anthem album has “completely different vibe”

Gaslight Anthem Band Shot

Brian Fallon, frontman with New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem, has said that fans should be prepared for their new album to have a “completely different vibe.”

Speaking in this week’s issue of NME, Fallon says the band have undergone a period of change whilst making new album, Get Hurt.

“You get a realisation at some point in your career that whatever it is you do, you can no longer continue to do it. You just realise you can’t put out the same records forever,” he said.

“I think people are going to be like, ‘Wow, I didn’t know a band that play punk rock could play something that heavy, or something that pretty. I think also there are some sings that are realy calm, and I don’t know if people knew that we could do that. I didn’t know that we could do that.”

Get Hurt will be released on the 18th of August, with the tracklisting as follows:

Gaslight Anthem Get Hurt Cover“Stay Vicious”
“1,000 Years”
“Get Hurt”
“Stray Paper”
“Helter Skeleton”
“Underneath The Ground”
“Rollin’ And Tumblin'”
“Red Violins”
“Selected Poems”
“Ain’t That A Shame”
“Break Your Heart”
“Dark Places”

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Brian Fallon: “Some Things I Need To Say”

Brian FallonBrian Fallon, front man with Jersey favourites The Gaslight Anthem, has hit out at being criticised by audience members at the band’s live shows.

Writing on The Gaslight Anthem blog, Fallon says: “I feel it necessary to address that we are The Gaslight Anthem. We play Gaslight Anthem songs. We’re not the band you think we may be akin to. My name isn’t Bruce, It’s not Eddie, or Joe, or Paul either.”

The blog post appears to have come after members of the audience at live shows have expressed discontent at how the shows have played out.

Brian continues: ” I’m asking openly and humbly that if anyone would like to come to a Gaslight Anthem show, please come because you want to see what we’re doing on that night. Don’t come to see Bruce, he won’t be there. Don’t come to hear a cover, it probably won’t happen. Don’t come to yell at me when I’m trying to share something with the audience to reach out to them about something I feel is moving me.”

“For some reason I’m the one with microphone, which may be a mistake entirely,” he concludes after making clear that the band appreciate their fans and remember them on a daily basis. “But if you want one and have something to say, please start a band… and maybe one day I’ll find your band and I’ll come see you play. But I swear I will not yell at you or call out for you to play one of your influences songs, because I’ll be there to see you.”

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Springsteen Releases Live Hyde Park DVD

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Bruce Springsteen has released London Calling: Live In Hyde Park on DVD. The release marks Springsteen’s first outdoor concert release as well as his first in a festival setting.

The film captures Bruce’s performance at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London on 28th June last summer. The 172 minute show sees the legendary E Street Band tear through 27 songs, beginning in streaming sunlight before progressing through a stunning sunset and into the night.

Songs range from Born to Run through to Working on a Dream and include some inspired cover versions as well as a guest appearance from The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon during No Surrender. As a bonus, the DVD also includes an awe inspiring performance of The River from Bruce’s set on the previous day at the 2009 Glastonbury festival, as well as the video for new song Wrecking Ball, filmed at New Jersey’s Giants Stadium.

Britain’s The Independent newspaper said of the Hyde Park appearance, “He awed the 50,000-strong crowd… Drenched in sweat by the second number, tossing his guitars to the roadies with the vigour of a frontman a third of his age and jogging down a walkway to meet his fans and take their requests, Springsteen’s intensity was staggering from first powerful vocal to final thrashed-out chord.”

The full tracklist for the DVD is:
1. London Calling
2. Badlands
3. Night
4. She’s The One
5. Outlaw Pete
6. Out In The Street
7. Working On A Dream
8. Seeds
9. Johnny 99
10. Youngstown
11. Good Lovin’
12. Bobby Jean
13. Trapped
14. No Surrender
15. Waiting On A Sunny Day
16. Promised Land
17. Racing In The Street
18. Radio Nowhere
19. Lonesome Day
20. The Rising
21. Born To Run
22. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
23. Hard Times (Come Again No More)
24. Jungleland
25. American Land
26. Glory Days
27. Dancing In The Dark
28. Music under end credit sequence: Raise Your Hand

The River: Glastonbury Festival, 2009
Wrecking Ball: Giants Stadium, 2009