Los Angeles – The Gaslight Anthem’s highly anticipated new album Get Hurt (Island) is out today. Get Hurt was recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville with producer Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg). With this new album, The Gaslight Anthem has chosen to push their music farther than ever before, not via extra instrumentation or expanded arrangements, but by blowing up the template from stem to stern. Massive melodies and shout-to-the-top choruses are still well in hand, but songs like “1,000 Years” and the searing title track draw on grunge and symphonic pop, soul and psychedelia, all shot through with limitless ambition, experimental energy, and collectivist spirit.
The video for first single “Get Hurt” was directed by Emil Nava (Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran), and can be seen HERE. The band will perform “Get Hurt” on the Late Show with David Letterman on August 19.
“It wasn’t exactly clear when we started what we were going to do,” says singer/guitarist Brian Fallon. “We just knew we had to change it up in order to maintain being a relevant band to ourselves. There really wasn’t anything else to say or do on those avenues that we had already walked on.”
The Gaslight Anthem faced a dilemma that has confronted many bands in a similar position – how to keep on growing while holding true to the initial vision that has earned them a legion of fervent fans around the world. Their response is audacious, energized and enduring. Get Hurt might be defiantly transitional, but at its heart, the Gaslight Anthem’s song remains the same.
“You can never lose who you are,” Fallon says. “No matter how much you change, you can never lose that core of what makes you you. If you’re honest with yourself, that core remains. You don’t find yourself lost in some genre you have no business being in – you create your own.”
Get Hurt will be available on the following formats: standard CD, signed deluxe CD (with 12-page booklet and three bonus tracks), standard 180 gram 12″ vinyl. It can be purchased via this iTunes link: http://smarturl.it/iGetHurtDlx
The Gaslight Anthem will begin a North American tour in support of Get Hurt on September 10. The complete list of dates is below. More will be announced soon.
10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
12 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage @ Mann Center – (w/Jimmy Eat World & Against Me!)
13 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center – (w/Jimmy Eat World & Against Me!, twopointeight)
14 – Ottawa, ONT – Ottawa Folk Festival
27 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium (w/twopointeight)
30 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
1 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
3 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
3-5 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
7 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
8 – Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
10 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
10-12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
14 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
16 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)
17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (w/Against Me! & twopointeight)