The Gaslight Anthems – The 59 Sound

The Gaslight Anthem - The 59 Sound

Amazon Review

‘The ’59 Sound’ is the second album from New Jersey based four piece Gaslight Anthem and their first for punk label SideOneDummy. Produced by Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly, The Bouncing Souls) the album’s mix of punk, rock and soul sees them take influence from the New Brunswick hardcore scene, home to the likes of Thursday and The Bouncing Souls while incorporating the classic rock sound of New Jersey’s most famous son Bruce Springsteen. Guest spots come from the likes of Hot Water Music’s Chris Wollard and Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Dicky Barrett.
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My Little Empire Review

If Bruce Springsteen listened to more punk/rock this would be the off spring of that union. I compare him to the boss because they also come from Jersey.  You can hear the similarities in their music. Each song has a tale to tell and they tell them in there own way. “Meet me by the river’s edge” tell the story of a couple who want to get away from everything “Meet me by the rivers edge…We are going to was these sins away… Or else we won’t come back again.” If you are reading the label on this band as a punk band and are expecting big guitars and drums Sex Pistols Styles well you will be disappointed. The have a great sound and have a great album on their hands. Also if they are at a venue near you go see them because when the played Glastonbury the Boss showed up and played a number with them. Great album from a new stock of rising American talent that makes it big in Europe before they make it big back home.

Stand Out Tracks:

Great Expectations
Film Noir
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
The ’59 Sound
Miles Davis & the Cool

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