The Gaslight Anthem have just released their first album in nearly a decade on their own Rich Mahogany Recordings label via Thirty Tigers. “History Books” was produced by Grammey Award-winner Peter Katis (The National, Kurt Vile) at his Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT, and includes “Spider Bites” with a new Kelsey Hunter-Ayers-directed video.
The album also includes such recently released singles as “Autumn” and “Little Fires,” featuring guest vocals from PUP frontman Stefan Babcock. Further highlights include “Positive Charge,” and the heavy-hearted title track, “History Books,” the latter of which sees frontman Brian Fallon trading duet vocals with longtime band champion and fellow New Jerseyan Bruce Springsteen. An official music video, directed by Ayres, is streaming now on YouTube. “History Books” was met with immediate acclaim from such outlets as the Associated Press, which declared it “big-hearted freeway rock, made ascendant by frontman Brian Fallon and Springsteen’s tremulous harmonies.”