New Release Tuesday :: August 12, 2014

1. Get Hurt :: The Gaslight Anthem Another anxiously awaited album this Summer is Get Hurt by The Gaslight Anthem, yet another reminder of how much great music has come out this Summer. I have been a fan of Gaslight since I first heard the album, The ’59 Sound, and became “hopelessly devoted” after catching them live at Coachella, in 2009. This new album is just continuing my love affair with the band, one that seems to be becoming a long term kind of relationship. The first song, Stay Vicious, starts out in the way the title might suggest. It … Continue reading New Release Tuesday :: August 12, 2014

My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 4/14

1. Blur All week I have been on a Blur kick, mostly Modern Life is Rubbish, The Great Escape and Leisure. I have been spinning them both all day at work, and also while I did some work on this space, and some other writings. This week’s two most played? Blue Jeans and Country House. They are the two I keep hitting rewind and repeat on. I love the guitars, the post-Kinks sensibility, that delicious 90’s Brit Pop that I think I love more now than I did in the 90’s. Can I also say that I have a heart-shaped, teenage … Continue reading My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 4/14

Quintessential Album Tuesday :: The ’59 Sound :: The Gaslight Anthem

The ’59 Sound :: The Gaslight Anthem Quintessential Album Tuesday A Little History: The ’59 Sound is the second studio album by American rock band The Gaslight Anthem, released on August 19, 2008 on SideOneDummy Records. Regarding the differences between The ’59 Sound and their first full-length album, Sink or Swim, guitarist Alex Rosamilia noted that, “For Sink or Swim, we had a week or so and what we brought to the studio. For [this] last record we had about 5 weeks and quite the arsenal of gear to tear through. Which did lead to a couple ideas I don’t think we would’ve had otherwise.” In December 2008, eMusic named The ’59 … Continue reading Quintessential Album Tuesday :: The ’59 Sound :: The Gaslight Anthem