New Jersey-bred rock band The Gaslight Anthem have released ‘Little Fires‘, the third single from their upcoming sixth studio album and first in over nine years, History Books, due for release on October 27th.
‘Little Fires‘ offers up three and a half minutes of pure punk bombast, graced with guest vocals from PUP frontman Stefan Babcock. It follows the release of the album title track ‘History Books‘, which featured a guest appearance from longtime champion of the band and legendary singer-songwriter, Bruce Springsteen.
Frontman Brian Fallon says: “‘Little Fires’ is like the opposite end of the spectrum from the frustration you feel in ‘History Books’. It’s an empowerment song, about refusing to play along with the kind of people who always seem to be throwing a grenade into the room for no particular reason.”
The follow-up to 2014’s Get Hurt and the first release from their own label Rich Mahogany Recordings (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.
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 History Books, 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.
History Books Track Listing:
1. Spider Bites
5. Michigan, 1975
6. Little Fires
7. The Weatherman
9. I Live In The Room Above Her
10. A Lifetime Of Preludes
The Gaslight Anthem will continue touring the US through September-October, with UK/EU live dates to be announced soon.
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM – US TOUR 2023
15 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond
16 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
17 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
20 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
22 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
23 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory
24 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
26 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Tower Theatre
27 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
29 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
30 – La Vista, NE – The Astro – Indoor Theater
2 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
4 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
5 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live
7 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
8 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Spokane
The Gaslight Anthem is:
Brian Fallon (lead vocals, rhythm guitar)
Alex Rosamilia (lead guitar, backing vocals)
Alex Levine (bass guitar, backing vocals)
Benny Horowitz (drums, percussion, backing vocals)
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