According the the post, singer Brian Fallon is channeling a strong ’60s and ’70s influence in his writing so far, citing Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, and Neil Young specifically. Check out the post in full:
“Working on new songs for a new Gaslight Anthem album in 2014.
Tour’s been great, Brian’s very pleased he hasn’t has many photos of him taken. He’s busy in the back of the bus writing new songs, something about Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin and Neil Young in the same band. We don’t know what he’s on about. We’ll leave him be for now… We haven’t seen him in anything but sunglasses for the last three days. At least Ray Ban is very pleased.
More to come, this will updated WAY more frequently now that we’ve stolen it from Brian. Though he may arise from his tomb of 60’s and 70’s records and write something odd here. Right On.
The new album will follow the band’s critically and commercially successful 2012 major label debut, Handwritten, which was produced by Brendan O’Brien and recorded in Nashville, Tenn. No further recording or release plans have yet been announced for the group’s forthcoming effort.
The Gaslight Anthem recently concluded a short run of U.S. dates, and are currently winding down a tour of Europe. They will perform at various festivals around the globe throughout the summer, before completing another short U.S. run in the fall. Check out the group’s remaining dates, below.
July 5 – Reload Festival – Sulingen, Germany
July 6 – Ringlokschuppen – Bielefeld, Germany
July 7 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium
July 26 – Hudson River Park – Pier 26 – New York, NY (w/ Bouncing Souls)
July 27 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY (w/ Dave Hause, The Scandals, Frances and the Foundation)
July 28 – Hudson River Park – New York, NY (w/ The Hold Steady!)
July 31 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
Aug 1 – Higher Ground South Burlington, VT
Aug 2 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, Canada
Aug 3 – The Grove Music Festival – Toronto, Canada
Aug 11 – Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary
Aug 13 – Posthallen – Wurzburg, Germany
Aug 15 – Open Air Gampel – Gampel, Switzerland
Aug 16 – Festival Onda D’Urto – Brescia, Italy
Aug 17 – FM4Frequency Festival – Sankt Pölten, Austria
Aug 18 – Highfield Festival Leipzig, Germany
Aug 20 – Zeltfestival Ruhr Bochum, Germany
Aug 30 – Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration – Milwaukee, WI
Sep 6 – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI
Sep 7 – Boston Calling – Boston, MA
Sep 8 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
Sep 9 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
Sep 11 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Sep 12 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
Sep 13 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
Sep 14 – The Shindig – Baltimore, MD