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New Brunswick, New York NJ, United States (2006 – present)

The Gaslight Anthem is a band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. Since forming in 2006, they have released four full-length albums and an EP. They were described by Kerrang! magazine as “the best new band you’ll hear in 2008.” The lineup consists of Brian Fallon (vocals and guitar), Alex Levine (bass), Benny Horowitz (drums), and Alex Rosamilia (guitar).

The Gaslight Anthem’s music embraces many elements of blues, classic rock, and punk rock. The band has described their sound as “Bruce Springsteen singing for a Cure cover band, with a tinge more aggression.” The group’s fondness for Springsteen, a significant influence on their music, is celebrated by fans and critics alike. Representative of such views, one critic wrote, “The Gaslight Anthem are like something out of speculative fiction: this is what pop music would be if Springsteen hadn’t listened to his producer, let the Ramones record ‘Hungry Heart,’ and launched the C.B.G.B.’ers into megastardom.”

The band released its first LP, Sink or Swim, in 2007 through XOXO Records, and toured with many reputable bands, including Against Me!, The Draft, Dead to Me, and Fake Problems.

The Gaslight Anthem’s second release, a 4-song EP entitled Señor and the Queen, was released on January 29th, 2008 by Sabot Productions.


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  • oldghostblues

    get hurt it's pretty solid

    16 Oct 11:13pm Reply
  • pimkach

    "Old White Lincoln" - native

    15 Oct 3:49pm Reply
  • JordanNeo

    I took pics and wrote some words about the show at Sound Academy in Toronto:

    6 Oct 11:56pm Reply
  • Coolbutlame


    27 Sep 2:00pm Reply

    I think "Get Hurt" is their best album since The 59 sound. [2]

    27 Sep 8:06am Reply
  • joshy0

    Get Hurt just sounds more dynamic. Sure, it has it's hiccups and misses, but to call this record trash is pretty over-the-top. As of now, I like Handwritten more than Get Hurt but I definitely still enjoy it.

    26 Sep 9:03pm Reply
  • onewaway

    best band ever <3

    25 Sep 4:20pm Reply
  • xXCalibraXx

    It's a musical shame...

    24 Sep 9:01pm Reply
  • xXCalibraXx

    I think "Get Hurt" is a joke!

    24 Sep 9:01pm Reply
  • Blanket_Skies

    If anyone got Have Mercy as a lossless file, please give me a hint. It's a shame it's only on the iTunes copy (and just in aac quality).

    21 Sep 9:49pm Reply
  • nowherelplans

    I think "Get Hurt" its their best album since 59 sound.

    17 Sep 10:26pm Reply
  • rustyballbag

    senor and the queen, along with sink or swim is grand. 59 sound was good too. It's ashame they've become more popular with their latest albums, since it's the same thing but not as good. Tis all subjective though peeps. enjoy them brian seems a swell guy

    12 Sep 11:59pm Reply

    Get Hurt is pretty good, and better than Handwritten. The B-Sides is good too, She Loves You is a awesome track.

    1 Sep 12:46pm Reply
  • lost_to_apathy

    More of the same? This is worlds worse than Handwritten/59 Sound for me. Gutted.

    31 Aug 7:21pm Reply
  • JordanNeo

    I had a great time listening to, and photographing, Gaslight Anthem at TURF in Toronto. It was my third time seeing them, and definitely the best: My pics are here:

    30 Aug 6:41pm Reply
  • TalesMendess

    Get Hurt is fucking fucking!!!

    29 Aug 8:22pm Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    I really can't see how 'Get Hurt' marks this big change in their sound that Brian was talking about. It is more of the same, just better than 'Handwritten' by miles.

    28 Aug 11:44am Reply
  • TooLateToGoBack

    Band has been getting progressively worse since '59 Sound, and Get Hurt marks them entering utter trash territory. Shame.

    28 Aug 12:00am Reply
  • delvec19

    If you don't love Get Hurt....GTFO.

    27 Aug 11:36pm Reply
  • murmler3

    Ignored it until now. After "Handwritten" and one boring concert in my hometown last year I feared, GA and I live separate lifes in the future. I was wrong. "Get Hurt" is awesome, indeed.

    27 Aug 1:24pm Reply
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