News: The Gaslight Anthem Announce New EP ‘History Books – Short Stories’ – Out Friday 22 March

Casey McAllister

The Gaslight Anthem have announced HISTORY BOOKS – SHORT STORIES, a new EP arriving Friday, March 22 on their own Rich Mahogany Recordings label via Thirty Tigers.

HISTORY BOOKS – SHORT STORIES collects four exclusive tracks including a brand new rendition of the longtime fan favourite, “Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts,” and stripped-down acoustic performances of “Positive Charge” and “History Books,” the original versions of which can be found on The Gaslight Anthem’s acclaimed 2023 return to action, HISTORY BOOKS. The EP is heralded by today’s premiere of the band’s anthemic take on Billie Eilish’s 3x RIAA Platinum-certified breakthrough single, “Ocean Eyes”.

Watch the albums Teaser Clip, below:

“I was driving my daughter to school and she played it for me on the way and I really took to the song,” says The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon. “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 Gaslight Anthem is currently travelling on an epic EU/UK tour, including sold-out headline shows and a wide range of top-billed festival appearances into July, including a headline slot at 2000 Trees. In addition, the band will return to their home state of New Jersey to join Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Norah Jones, and more at Asbury Park’s sold-out Sea.Hear.Now Festival on Sunday, September 15.

The Gaslight Anthem’s sixth full-length and first new album in nearly a decade, HISTORY BOOKS includes such singles as  the heavy-hearted 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.”

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