The Gaslight Anthem Release New EP And Announce Summer Tour

March 24th, 2024

The Gaslight Anthem released a new EP, History Books – Short Stories, March 22nd on their own Rich Mahogany Recordings label via Thirty Tigers. The four track EP features a cover of “Ocean Eyes,” a heavier version of Billie Eilish’s song, a brand new rendition of the longtime fan favorite, “Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts,” and stripped-down acoustic performances of “Positive Charge” and “History Books.

About the new single, “Ocean Eyes,” The Gaslight Anthem lead singer Brian Fallon said, “I was driving my daughter to school and she played it for me on the way and I really took to the song. Then one day we were talking ideas for a cover with our friends and I said, wouldn’t it be cool to do a heavier version of ‘Ocean Eyes’? I tried it out and everybody loved the idea.” 

The band released their sixth full-length album, History Books, on October 27, 2023. It was the band’s first album in nearly a decade and includes the title track, “History Books,” which sees Fallon trading duet vocals with longtime band champion and fellow New Jerseyan Bruce Springsteen, as well as “Spider Bites,” “Autumn,” “Little Fires” (featuring guest vocals from PUP frontman Stefan Babcock), “Positive Charge.” 

The New Jersey 4-piece consists of Brian Fallon (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Alex Rosamilia (lead guitar, backing vocals), Alex Levine (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Benny Horowitz (drums, percussion, backing vocals).

The Gaslight Anthem will celebrate History Books – Short Stories and much more with a North American Summer headline tour. The History Books Tour gets underway July 26 at Denver with support from Joyce Manor on all dates and The Dirty Nil joining from July 26-August 11 and Pinkshift on August 13-September 1. Find the tour dates HERE.

The band’s previous five full-length albums are Get Hurt (2014), Handwritten (2012), American Slang (2010), The ’59 Sound (2008), and Sink or Swim (2007).