Gritty, nearly frenetic guitars meet you straight in with the first track, and it carries on in solid form happily from there in The Gaslight Anthem’s ’59 SOUND SESSIONS album, a new companion album to the classic marking its 10th anniversary.  Their music has all the rigorous speed, tight chord structures and rocking riffs you come to expect from them. It’s is simply stunning instrumentation and one to certainly have in your collection.

The New Jersey-based rock ‘n’ roll band will mark the momentous occasion with the release of THE ’59 SOUND SESSIONS, a new companion to the classic LP featuring nine rare and previously unreleased songs as well an all-new 60-page booklet. THE ’59 SOUND SESSIONS will be available digitally and physically as CD, LP, and Limited Deluxe Photobook LP via SideOneDummy Records from Friday, the 15th June.

THE ’59 SOUND SESSIONS is highlighted by the first-ever release of songs recorded in the months before entering the studio for THE ’59 SOUND itself, among them nascent versions of album favorites like “Great Expectations,” “Miles Davis & The Cool” and the milestone title track alongside such rarities as the previously-unheard “Placeholder,” “Our Fathers Sons” (last heard on The Gaslight Anthem’s 2011 iTUNES SESSION), and a singular cover of the folk traditional, “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” made famous by artists including Odetta and Johnny Cash.

“The journey a band goes through is complex,” says The Gaslight Anthem’s Benny Horowitz in THE ’59 SOUND SESSIONS’ accompanying Photobook. “We were perpetually on the road and in a state of constant motion. I can’t think of a better time to try and create the most significant thing of your life when it was the most significant time of all our lives. I’m so happy to share this moment of our existence…Thanks for taking the ride with us and helping to make it all possible.”

 

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM PERFORMING THE ’59 SOUND 2018

JULY

20 – London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo

21 – London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo

23 – Dublin, IR – Vicar Street

24 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands

25 – Manchester, UK – Apollo

27 – Tilburg, NL – O13

28 – Köln, DE – Palladium

28 – Köln, DE – Palladium

AUGUST

9 – Toronto, ON – Rebel

10 – Toronto, ON – Rebel

11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre

13 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage

18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage

 

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