New Jersey has a proud heritage of rock music, from punk legends the Misfits and the Bouncing Souls to the Boss himself. The sonic imprint of The Garden State is unmistakable in the music of The Gaslight Anthem, who have picked up the baton and are carrying it to new heights.
Handwritten, the band's fourth studio album (and their first with Mercury Records), will be released on July 24. While in town to perform at the Fine Line Music Cafe, frontman Brian Fallon stopped by The Current studios to talk with Mary Lucia about the difference between performing at venues and music festivals, busking on the street and, of course, Bruce Springsteen.
Songs performed: "45," "American Slang" and "Here's Lookin at You Kid."
- The Gaslight Anthem