4.01.2009

NSR: The Gaslight Anthem "Great Expectations"



A band that has been described as sounding like "Bruce Springsteen fronting a Cure cover band" is getting the heaviest of rotation here at TOR Towers today and it's no April Fool's joke. I have now officially been hanging out in New Jersey too much.

10 comments:

ben said...

i go back to my comment about most music posts being sketchy at best on here. egad.

SF said...

Everybody's got their something.

Matt said...

the Cure comparison strikes me as odd. It's hard to describe any Jersey band with a punk background without mentioning Lifetime though.

Still, it's nice to see TGA doing so well and growing out of their early stuff, which was mainly Hot Water Music worship.

Adam said...

For some reason I have the desire to have a kid before 21 and go to the University of Pheonix.

devin said...

it's about time...

this was my favorite album of last year.

Matt, the hwm reference is hilarious...chuck did some backup vocals on some of the tracks.

SCNewJersey said...

THANK YOU TOR.

An entirely deserving (and local) band getting some praise on here. Can't wait to see these boys on May 9 at The Pony.

SF said...

^^^

I'll miss you by a day; I think I'm going to see them on the 8th at the Pony.

Anonymous said...

best comparison i've heard is springsteen with the replacements

Jamie said...

The Springsteen influence is obvious, but not one note of that album reminds me of The Cure.

One of my favorite albums of 2008, and definitely my favorite by an American band.

121 said...

no one even mentions the face to face influence?