Brian Fallon of the Gaslight Anthem has confirmed that their third album will be called American Slang, and is due to be released on June 15th.
“We’re calling the record ‘American Slang’; that’s the best description of us,” said Fallon. “It’s kind of like this offhanded backstory that no one gets to see. It’s not popular stories — we came from regular things, not extremely bad, not extremely good. … None of us were, like, really, really broke. I never feel like any of us had it worse than anyone else.”
Fallon says American Slang is “a hyper-literal album. These stories are coming out of my life and the reflections on the things I’ve gotten as I’ve gotten older. It’s more autobiographical, definitely more direct. Not so shrouded in mystery. I’m not trying to confuse anyone with a trail of images on this one.”