Saturday, April 17, 2010

Song of the Day: "American Slang"

I first heard The Gaslight Anthem back in 2008, with their second album, The '59 Sound; combined with The Hold Steady and Kings of Leon, it was this weird rush of arena rock and I didn't understand my enthusiasm for them. These guys wear their affection for Springsteen on their sleeves, but they're not a bit coy or pretentious about it, so I'll take it. If they were doing the same thing but pretending it was an homage to Howlin' Wolf, I'd have a problem with it.

"American Slang" is the title track of their third album, due in June.

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