Yea. I keep my Twitter account as a little bit of a checks and balances system, for myself, to make things be funny and not be so serious. I donít know. People get real heavy on the Internet and I think sometimes itís a little funny. Itís not real. Itís just the Internet in 140 characters or whatever.
"These kids are awesome. They asked nicely, and the only thing cooler was how nicely Brian responded," said Mr. Cusick. "The speech was great. The kids were great. Overall, I hope the experience was as unforgettable for these boys as it was for me."
Hit the replies for a teaser video for Brian Fallon's Painkillers.
1. A Wonderful Life
3. Among Other Foolish Things
5. Steve McQueen
6. Nobody Wins
8. Red Lights
9. Long Drives
10. Honey Magnolia
11. Mojo Hand
12. Open All Night
You can stream Brian Fallon's new song entitled, "A Wonderful Life," over on The Wallstreet Journal. The track is from his upcoming solo album, Painkillers, which was produced by Butch Walker and is set to release on March 11th via Island Records.
It is a lot more work to record and write your own record and do everything, thank God I had Butch, who plays a ton of instruments I canít play. When I went into this I wanted it to have energy at times but not sound like Gaslight, which is tough because itís my songs in both.
ďItís tough to use words to describe music, but everything starts out with drums, bass and an acoustic guitar. Thatís what everything starts out as, as weíre playing it. But then on top of that, we are putting electric instruments and guitars into it, but itís not a lot of guitars, so itís not a big rock record Ė but itís not quite a folk record either. I would say itís a singer-songwriter record, but itís not acoustic by any means. Thereís definitely electric instruments in there, but there are a lot of acoustic instruments. Itís still lively Ė thereís still a band going on, and thereís a lot of layering. It doesnít sound...
Weíve been starting every song out with acoustic guitar, vocal, bass, and drums live and then we pretty much build from there. Itís a great way to do it because as each thing goes on top you start to hear more and more of a finished song. Weíre choosing each layer carefully and only putting on what we feel adds to the song, not just layering for the sake of slapping 32 guitars of the same part.
So far thereís been pianos, mandolin, a LOT of 12 string guitars (yes!), a banjo, and one song with pedal steel!!!! What?!? RULES! Iím from NJ, so I never heard pedal steel on...
Brian Fallon has headed into the studio with Butch Walker to begin working on his new solo album, Painkillers, which is set to release in early 2016 via Island Records. He's also announced some new solo tour dates starting in January of next year that you can find in the replies.
We wanted to let everyone know that we'll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We're all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we'd like to step away from the band until we decide what we'd like to do next. We'd like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record. We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.
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