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The Gaslight Anthem announce new album, Get Hurt

on June 16, 2014, 11:53am

On August 19th, The Gaslight Anthem will return with their new album, Get Hurt, via Island Records. Their fifth LP to date follows 2012’s Handwritten and was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville alongside producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Foals). According to frontman Brian Fallon, the album marks a new direction for the New Jersey punk rockers, describing it as “completely different than anything we had ever done before.”

“Instead of going that extra step of just adding some organ or some background vocals, this time we actually really changed up a lot of the sounds,” he told Rolling Stone last month. “There are certain new songs where you might say, ‘Oh, that could have been on Handwritten,’ or ‘That could have been on 59 Sound,’ but there are some songs where you’re going to be like, ‘This has never been touched by this band before.'”

Fallon further explained his new, “first-person” songwriting approach on Get Hurt, even citing Bob Dylan as inspiration: “I’ll probably continue to write about heartbreak forever. That stuff doesn’t go away as you get older. You’re always trying to make each record more autobiographical than the last one. Before it was a lot of storytelling with lots of specific places and names. This time I wrote a lot of direct first-person narratives.You’re talking about yourself, so you have to find new way to do that each time, so for this record it was a lot of poetry books and a lot of Bob Dylan.”

Below, check out the album’s official artwork, tracklist, and a short teaser video.

The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt

Get Hurt Tracklist:
01. Stay Vicious
02. 1,000 Years
03. Get Hurt
04. Stray Paper
05. Helter Skeleton
06. Underneath the Ground
07. Rollin’ and Tumblin’
08. Red Violins
09. Selected Poems
10. Ain’t That a Shame
11. Break Your Heart

In support, the band have lined up a North American Tour with Against Me!, featuring appearances at Austin City Limits and Ottawa Folk Festival.

The Gaslight Anthem 2014 Tour Dates:
09/10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
09/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at Mann Center *
09/13 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center *
09/14 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Folk Festival
09/27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre *
09/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium
09/30 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
10/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *
10/03 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *
10/03-05 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater *
10/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *
10/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre *
10/10-12 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre *
10/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
10/16 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
10/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *

* = w/ Against Me!

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