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Saturday, July 22, 2023

New: The Gaslight Anthem, Stand Up and Say No, Night Talks, Dave Matthews Band, Pony Gold

The Gaslight Anthem: History Books (feat. Bruce Springsteen)

This New Jersey band went on hiatus in 2015, and during that time frontman Brian Fallon says he sought out his friend/idol for guidance. Fallon credits their chat at a Freehold pizza place for helping him bring his band back together. And then Bruce sent him a text. "When Bruce Springsteen said I should write a duet for us, I think my head exploded," Fallon says. The result is this title track for the Anthem's sixth full-length album, due this fall.

Stand Up and Say No: Something Normal

Ottawa-based SU&SN is the project of guitarist, songwriter and producer Andre Nault. "I had to write this track because I’m sick and worried about how things are going," Nault says, listing the overlapping crises of recent years in politics, climate, pandemic and war. "This song is my way of coping, and I hope it brings solace to those who listen to it."

Night Talks: Nights

We get the impression our favorite LA indie-pop band is dealing with a lot of anxiety these days. Close on the heels of "Roll On," which dealt with being stuck at home as the world rolls on outside, comes this new single about insomnia, night frights and imagined monsters. Crunchy guitars and swirling synths back up Sorya Sebghati's nervous vocal.

Dave Matthews Band: Monsters

Almost in answer to Night Talks, Matthews sings that there's "Nothing in the closet / Nothing underneath the bed / Just the monsters in your head." Although the lyric conjurs disturbing images, it ends with reassurance: "Love won't let you go."

Pony Gold: Paradise

From Victoria BC comes this "Americana singer-songwriter group with a heavy emphasis on vocals and slide guitar." Singer Theresa Pasaluko and guitarist Matt Bromley played together in various groups for years before forming Pony Gold in 2018. This is their debut single under that name. They cite among their influences Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty and Tedeschi Trucks Band. 

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