The Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem

A Year In Review:

2009 was a monumental year for The Gaslight Anthem. The band toured the world in support of their acclaimed album The ’59 Sound and were featured performers at major festivals including Coachella, Rock Am Ring, Glastonbury, Pinkpop, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds, Hyde Park Calling, Fuji Rock, Hurricane, Gurten and Roskilde. The ’59 Sound was named one of the best albums of the year (and, in some cases, the decade) by NME, Kerrang!, Q Magazine, VISIONS, Rock Sound, and the band won the “Best International Newcomer” award at last year’s Kerrang! Awards as well.

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.

Radio Strategy:
2010 – Current Single – “Boxer.”
The first single “American Slang” off their latest album of the same name, was serviced to Modern Rock / Rock / Alternative radio stations nationwide across Canada. It peaked at #32 on the Mediabase Alternative Audience chart.  In addition to tracking the single, the focus is on building on the success of last year by continuing the relationships with the previous supporting stations, setting up interviews and performances at Canadian radio stations, contesting and giveaways.

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)

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