Posted by: will | April 29, 2008

Vinyl Corner – The Gaslight Anthem

VINYL CORNER / BEST NEW MUSIC

The Gaslight AnthemSeñor and the Queen” 2×7-Inch (Sabot)

The Gaslight Anthem have skyrocketed from obscurity to being one of my favorite bands (and isn’t that what it’s all about?). Sink or Swim was one of my favorite albums of 2007 and my love for the band only increased after seeing them live twice last year. The band returns with a 2×7″ and four new songs right on the heels of the band signing to Side One Dummy. First off, the packaging is tremendous here. Was it necessary for just four songs? No, but a gatefold 2×7″ with red colored vinyl is just too damn cool.

The ascension of The Gaslight Anthem has astounded everybody (including the band) but it certainly is well-deserved. If Sink Or Swim didn’t convince you maybe four more great americana-laced punk rock tunes will sway you. Señor and the Queen picks up exactly where the band’s tremendous debut album left off. Only problem is that it’s too damn short. Four songs? I want so much more! If you have been around here for a while you might remember my ill-fated blog, Jeans And A White Tee (that still lives on, in my head at least). So, obviously, the closer here, entitled “Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts” is a definite favorite of mine. Wild hearts, blue jeans & white tee shirts! God, I love this band.

Genre: Punk/Rock/Americana

RIYL: Jawbreaker, Leatherface, Lucero,

Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts

www.myspace.com/thegaslightanthem

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  1. Great album. I love the disonent chord it bangs in with. Track three is my favorite.

  2. dissonant? eh?

    the dissonance is here (eddie vedder voice)!


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