Video: The Gaslight Anthem – “American Slang”

The Gaslight Anthem have just unveiled the video for “American Slang”. Set to New York’s monotholic backdrop, it embodies the band’s beat generation appeal and working class rock n’ roll attitude.

Its aesthetic is unmistakable and evokes all those wonderfully old Bruce Springsteen videos … a comparison that, I’m sure, the band are no strangers to. Yet in an era where videos tend to either embrace excess to no end and/or seek to push hipster lo-fi to extremes (Ratatat’s “Party With Children“- which I dislike with extreme severity), it’s nice to see a video that keeps the essence of the music and style genuine.

“American Slang”


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