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When you have over 60 international bands touring Australia at the same time, a number of things can occur… The Poms frequently get sunburnt, the yanks usually get arrested & the kiwis just never end up going back. But there’s one thing that can always be counted on… Photo shots with koalas and kangaroos. Here’s Gaslight Anthem drummer Benny Horowitz fulfilling his tourist visa obligation.

Down under, we must also look like guinea pigs or something. On the one day at the Soundwave Festival 4 weeks ago, I personally witnessed multiple new songs from bands eager to test out their new tunes on a hopefully welcoming audience. The Blackout, The Bronx and There For Tomorrow are all outfits who took the opportunity to do so, since they have new albums coming out soon. But the most intriguing band to perform a new track was New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem.

Still unknown as to whether this was an offcut from ‘The American Slang’ sessions, a new track for a forthcoming album, or just some awesome ditty that a talented bunch of guys can write and dispose of when they see fit, the song is called ‘Biloxi Parish’. Now I could break it down for you with paragraphs of descriptive analysis, but all I really need to say is “The Gaslight Anthem” and you should already know the quality that you are in for.

Or should you? For – as can be seen on the humorous, if mumbled, preamble on the following video – front-man Brian Fallon calls this an “oddball” song. A little bit “bluesy”, a whole lot “good”, how about you watch the video and let that riff take over your soul…

Oh, and one last thing… If you want to be certain that we all get another Gaslight Anthem album some time in the future, please ensure that you don’t give “that kid from Foxy Shazam 20 bucks”.





DaveyBoy
03.30.11
Foxy Shazam supprting The Gaslight Anthem is one of the most "oddball" pairings I've heard of.

Unfortunately, it only happened in Sydney, with Gaslight supprting Social Distortion down in Melbourne.

CrackTheSkye
03.30.11
Both bands killed it that night.

DaveyBoy
03.30.11
You were there you pr!ck. F'n jealous.

JWT155
03.30.11
YES!

CrisStyles
03.30.11
Sweet

DoubtGin
03.30.11
New The Bronx album? Sweet.

DrunkBishyBoshy
03.30.11
Me likey!

Wolfhorde
03.30.11
Cool.

Eko
03.30.11
tight song

RosaParks
03.30.11
pretty good

FelixCulpa
03.30.11
Really dug the new song.

defjaw83
03.30.11
Awesome song

Inveigh
03.30.11
wow that was fucking awesome

there's a good chance I like that more than anything on American Slang

Eko
03.30.11
maybe they should actually make a blues album

gaslightanthem
03.30.11
not gonna listen

londoncalling457
03.30.11
yeah that ruled

mallen-
03.31.11
oh woah

gonna stop everything right now and listen

mallen-
03.31.11
rules as expected

Slum
03.31.11
fucking awesome, these guys seem like they would be fantastic live

mallen-
03.31.11
and they are

myhigherpie
03.31.11
That was so good

DaveyBoy
03.31.11
They are Nevin. They give off an intimate vibe, no matter how many people are actually there singing along.

FlawedPerfection
03.31.11
That ruled.

ShadowRemains
03.31.11
sweetness

WhiteNoise
04.01.11
Yeah they played this at Melbourne soundwave. Song rules. also I want his hat!

DaveyBoy
04.01.11
Yeah, it sounded great live at SW. The guitar especially. Then again, it's sort of redundant saying that for a Gaslight Anthem song.

newjunkaesthetic93
04.02.11
This is great!

seifer
04.03.11
This made my day

NateT
04.03.11
awesome

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