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Brian Fallon – If Your Dreams Don’t Get To Heaven

Screen Shot 2017-12-17 at 10.47.10 AMGaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has premiered a new song entitled “If Your Dreams Don’t Get To HEaven.”  The track will appear on Fallon’s upcoming solo album, Sleepwalkers, which is due out on February 9, 2018.  

Listen to the song below.

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Video: Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not

Brian FallonGaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has premiered a new music video for his latest single, “Forget Me Not.”  The track will appear on Fallon’s upcoming solo album, Sleepwalkers, which is due out on February 9, 2018.  

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Brian Fallon – Forget Me Not

Brian FallonGaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has premiered a new song entitled “Forget Me Not.”  The track will appear on Fallon’s upcoming solo album, Sleepwalkers, which is due out on February 9, 2018.  

Listen to the song on Spotify.

 

 

   

The Scandals To Release ‘Lucky Seven’ EP

Scandals Lucky 7New Jersey punks The Scandals will be releasing their new EP, Lucky Seven, on April 28 via Panic State and Say-10 Records and the band have also released a stream of the track, Hostage. The Lucky Seven EP was produced by Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem, The Scandals frontman Jared Hart also plays in Brian Fallon‘s other project The Crowes.

You can stream the track Hostage via Brooklyn Vegan here

Lucky 7 can be preordered via Say 10 Records here and Panic State Records here

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Brian Fallon

Painkillers

Island Records
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Rating: 2.5/5

 
 

 

 

This is Brian Fallon‘s debut solo album, for those of you who’ve not been paying attention for the last decade he is better known for his role as the lead singer of The Gaslight Anthem. As with many release’s made by members of established bands, this is an outlet for songs that didn’t fit with the direction their band was going in, but which they felt to be too good to discard.

It should come as no surprise that there is a passing resemblance to The Gaslight Anthem in some of the compositions. Although I feel it is my duty to warn you that this is no longer the alternative and indie rock he has previously been known for, these elements are now a minor ingredient in his songwriting. The majority of the songs contained on Painkillers are played with a distinct country twang and in places it descends into acoustic balladry. This album indicates that Brian Fallon is moving away from his rock roots and into the kind of impassioned Americana that Bruce Springsteen has made his name from.

The track Rosemary is a brief highlight but overall this collection just doesn’t move me. The songs are all solid and well written, but this heartfelt collection of earnest country tinged rock just doesn’t hit the spot for me, it’s sadly a further move away from the heights that the early recordings by The Gaslight Anthem achieved. This will doubtless be a successful album, but for me this represents a departure from what made us love Brian Fallon in the first place. I can’t help feeling that we’ve lost a band rather than gained a singer.

Video: Brian Fallon – Painkillers

Brian FallonGaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has posted a music video for Painkillers, a track taken from his latest his debut solo record Painkillers. The record dropped on March 11, 2016 via Virgin EMI Records and you can check out the video.

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Brian Fallon – Painkillers

Brian FallonGaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has posted a stream for Painkillers, a track taken from his upcoming his debut solo record Painkillers. The record is due out on March 11, 2016 via Virgin EMI Records and you can check out the stream below.

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Stream: Brian Fallon – ‘Smoke’

Brian FallonGaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has posted a stream for Smoke, a track taken from his upcoming his debut solo record Painkillers. The record is due out on March 11 via Virgin EMI Records and you can check out the stream below.

He will be touring the UK in April under the name Brian Fallon and the Crowes, check out our recent post for details.

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Video: Brian Fallon – ‘A Wonderful Life’

Brian FallonGaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has posted a video for A Wonderful Life, a track taken from his upcoming his debut solo record Painkillers. The record is due out on March 11 via Virgin EMI Records and you can check out the video for A Wonderful Life below.

He will be touring the UK in April under the name Brian Fallon and the Crowes, check out our recent post for details.

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Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem) – Capo 4th Fret (Tony Sly)

TonySlyFat Wreck Chords have released another new song from the upcoming Tony Sly tribute album. Following the release of songs from Frank Turner, Alkaline TrioRise Against, and others, they have no revealed The Gaslight Anthem‘s Brian Fallon‘s addition to the compilation.

For his track, Fallon covered Capo 4th Fret from his 2010 solo album,  12 Song Program. 

The 26 song compilation, The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute, will be released next week on Oct. 29.

Profits from the album’s sale will go to the Tony Sly Memorial Fund, established to assist Sly’s wife, Brigitte, and their daughters, Fiona and Keira.

Listen to the song here.

Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem) and Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) Perform Great Expectations Together

Brian FallonWhile on this year’s Revival Tour, folk soloist Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) and Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem fame shared the stage for an acoustic performance of “Great Expectations,” which appeared on The Gaslight Anthem‘s 2008 album, The 59 Sound.

Watch the super duo perform together below.

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Chuck Ragan Featuring Brian Fallon: Meet You In The Middle

Chuck RaganChuck Ragan has posted a new song from his forthcoming album, Covering Ground. The song, Meet You In The Middle, features The Gaslight Anthem‘s Brian Fallon on back-up vocals.

In an interview with American Songwriter Ragan explained the song saying:

I wrote “Meet You In The Middle” somewhere in the UK on tour last year when I was overseas with The Gaslight Anthem in the fall of 2010. It’s about finding love when you least expect it or love finding you and knocking you into place. It’s about finding that freedom with the one you love the most and giving them your all to grow old and grey with them. Simply put, it was inspired by the hardships of being away from the ones we love the most while touring and staying connected the best we can to meet them half way.

The song can be heard here.

Brian Fallon Posts Gaslight Anthem FAQ

Brian FallonBrian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem has posted the first in a two part Frequently Asked Questions series online. In it, unsurprisingly, he answers some frequently asked questions about the band including the origins of the name:

There was a club in New York City from 1958-1971 called The Gaslight, where Bob Dylan, Richie Havens, Odetta, and other great folk artists got their starts. To us, it seemed cool to refer back to when people who became legendary were just starting out, everybody starts from somewhere. It also was a collective, each person learning from watching others, honing their craft. The “Anthem” came from the central song, or idea of this place, which reminded us of our basement collectives we had growing up, throwing and playing shows.

And the prospect of a solo album:

I doubt I’d do an acoustic album or a “solo” album, but I would like to make a record people can listen to in the night time. I think I’d like to do that with a band name and some friends

Brian Fallon(Gaslight Anthem): American Slang (Acoustic)

Brian FallonBrian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem recently stopped by Sirius XM radio and performed an acoustic rendition of American Slang, the title track off their upcoming full length release. The performance can be seen below.

American Slang will be released next Tuesday, June 15th, on SideOneDummy Records and is currently streaming online.

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Brian Fallon Covers the Clash

Brian FallonBrian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem recently performed a cover of The Clash‘s legendary single Lost In The Supermarket from the famed London Calling CD. The clip was filmed while he played at The Troubadour In Los Angeles, CA on March 19th, 2010.

The video can be seen below.

 In other Gaslight news, the band recently released a new song from their highly anticipated American Slang album here.

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