Thu, 16th Aug 2012
The Gaslight Anthem have spoken to about their new album, 'Handwritten', their first LP release on major label Mercury.
In an interview, Fallon said that even though he released a record with The Horrible Crowes and went on the road with the acoustic Revival Tour, while guitarist Alex Rosamilia played with hardcore band Something About Death or Dying, after their 2010 album 'American Slang' the group: "never stopped practicing or working together or writing, but we just went and tried some other stuff, just to get it out of our systems."
"We went and did these things just to kinda clear our minds as to what to do next... The worst thing in the world you can do is play unexcited big, excited rock'n'roll. That just sounds like a fat guy in a little coat. So, that's not fun. Nobody likes that."
Fallon went on to say that the new album is called 'Handwritten' "partially because it's like a letter written to the listener, and partially because it was physically handwritten."