A Year In Review:
The Gaslight Anthem have finished recording the follow-up to The ’59 Sound with producer Ted Hutt at The Magic Shop in New York City. The album is called “American Slang” and is set to be released on June 15th 2010 on SideOneDummy Records.
Canadian Radio Success 2009:
Radio play was key for The Gaslight Anthem’s success in 2009! Their single “The ’59 Sound” peaked at #6 on the Mediabase Canada Alternative Audience chart, #9 on the BDS Canada Modern Rock Spins chart, and #13 on the Mediabase Canada Alternative Spins chart; plus it charted in the Top 50 at Active Rock. It was also included on many of the station’s Top Songs of 2009 charts, and Top Songs of the Decade charts.
In 2009 With A Bullet took The Gaslight Anthem’s single “The ’59 Sound” to the targets of Modern Rock/Rock/Alternative at Canadian radio nationally. We set up interviews and performances at Canadian radio in and around their Canadian tours, in-studio station visits, contesting and giveaways. “The ’59 Sound” peaked at #6 on the Mediabase Canada Alternative Audience chart, #9 on the BDS Canada Modern Rock Spins chart, #13 on the Mediabase Canada Alternative Spins chart!
Press Quotes About American Slang:
“Glossier and bigger sounding than its immediate predecessor, it has a similar proportion of raucously anthemic tunes in its armoury” - Q Album Review (UK) (July 2010) [4/5 stars]
“From the opening title track, this is the sound of a band retaining all the best traits of their previous work but building on them with the confidence of four guys who know they’re no flash in the pan.” – ROCK SOUND Album Review (UK): (June 2010)[9 out of 10]
“These 10 songs are the songs we’ve been trying to write our whole career.”
“Our new album sounds like a movie” — NME Magazine (UK)