Like so many of the most essential rock bands, The Gaslight Anthem have a rare gift for finding glory in the inescapable pain
of being alive. On their new album History Books - their first new music in over nine years - the New Jersey-bred four-piece
bring their soulful breed of punk to ten thrilling songs exploring everything from mortality to mental illness to the more
precarious dimensions of human connection.
In the tradition of their seminal sophomore album The '59 Sound, The Gaslight Anthem's sixth full-length ultimately achieves
the tremendous feat of hitting every raw nerve while endlessly inspiring wildly triumphant singing-along.
The first release from their own Rich Mahogany Recordings (a label distributed via Thirty Tigers), History Books finds The
Gaslight Anthem working with acclaimed producer / engineer Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Death Cab for Cutie)
and recording at his Bridgeport, CT-based Tarquin Studios. Featuring a guest appearance from longtime Gaslight Anthem
champion Bruce Springsteen, History Books matches its unfussy yet gracefully crafted sound with the force-of-nature energy
that's defined the band since getting their start playing basement shows back in the mid-aughts.
1. Spider Bites
2. History Books (ft. Bruce Springsteen)
4. Positive Charge
5. Michigan, 1975
6. Little Fires
7. The Weatherman
9. I Live In The Room Above Her
10. A Lifetime Of Preludes