American Slang

American Slang

by The Gaslight Anthem


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With their hearts on their sleeves and their feet planted firmly in the garden state, the Gaslight Anthem's third album, American Slang, plays out like an offering to Springsteen, the patron saint of heartland rock. The feeling on this album is considerably more relaxed. All of the punk rock tension and urgency have been replaced by a more patient and heartfelt mood. This change of pace really gives the listener the ability to sit back and take in the scenery on their musical Rust Belt road trip, making for a more moody, understated experience. There are still a few uptempo rockers on the album, with "Stay Lucky" and "The Spirit of Jazz" bringing back some of the speed that old fans might be used to. The rest of the album works in more of a midtempo space, giving singer Brian Fallon's weathered voice room to work, allowing him to really dig in and make the best use of the laid-back melody on "Bring It On" and the spaciousness of "We Did It When We Were Young." The prevailing feeling throughout this album is that American Slang represents a more mature sound from the Gaslight Anthem, showing us a band that has grown up enough to start attempting to fill the shoes of their influences.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2010
Label: Side One Dummy
UPC: 0603967141825
catalogNumber: 71418
Rank: 59503

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gaslight Anthem   Primary Artist
Jesse Malin   Background Vocals
Ted Hutt   Background Vocals
Bryan Kienlen   Background Vocals
Alex Levine   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Pete Steinkopf   Background Vocals
Dave Franklin   Background Vocals
Alex Rosamilia   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Brian Fallon   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Ben Horowitz   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Hollie Fallon   Background Vocals
Tom Duhamel   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ted Hutt   Producer
Ryan Mall   Engineer
Gaslight Anthem   Composer
Johnny Bouchard   Producer
Jeffrey Everett   Illustrations,Layout

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