You Sing, I Write: Song of the Week: "Great Expectations"

Friday, October 16, 2009

Song of the Week: "Great Expectations"

Last night I witnessed Jersey's own Gaslight Anthem firsthand at a packed Terminal 5 in New York. Definitely the most energetic crowd I have yet witnessed at a concert, fans started a mosh pit even before frontman Brian Fallon sang his first lyric. Performing for over an hour, the band showcased many songs from their most recent and revered release, The '59 Sound as well as older classics from debut album, Sink or Swim and EP, SeƱor and the Queen.

While the audience showed their appreciation singing word for word, it was the band that looked in awe watching the craziness taking place on the floor as fans crowd surfed and moshed during most of the set. Having performed well over 300 concerts this year alone, the band's current tour is winding down as they work on new material for The '59 Sound's follow up. Rolling Stone reports the release is expected next year as Fallon stated in the issue, "The songs sound like Tom Waits' storytelling and the Clash playing as a band, but with some big Motown-style choruses in there." A must-see act, the Gaslight Anthem have a bright future ahead of them.

Watch the video below for "Great Expectations," and for music and tour dates visit them on MySpace.

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