The Gaslight Anthem have been on hiatus but that doesn’t mean the members of the band aren’t going to do anything during that time. Brian Fallon has been working on a solo album titled Painkillers, which will be released in early 2016. He’s recording the album in Butch Walker’s studio in Nashville so you know it’s going to be great. He will be playing Woodstock, NY on January 8th at Bearsville Theater.
Brian gave an update on the recording process on his official page:
Week one of recording is all done! So far it’s going amazing and I’m well pleased with how great it’s coming out.
We’ve been starting every song out with acoustic guitar, vocal, bass, and drums live and then we pretty much build from there. It’s a great way to do it because as each thing goes on top you start to hear more and more of a finished song. We’re 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 there’s been pianos, mandolin, a LOT of 12 string guitars (yes!), a banjo, and one song with pedal steel!!!! What?!? RULES! I’m from NJ, so I never heard pedal steel on one of my songs, and I love it!
I love how we’re singing all the harmonies at the same time like the old school records were made. Three around the tree! (It’s not a tree, it’s a mic. But I like the rhyme.)
I’m loving working with Butch and he has great hand soap in the restroom. It’s Miss Meyer’s soap, and I’ve never used it before but I have to let you know that it smells wonderful and I went and got some. Try it out, it’s lovely.
The rest of his tour dates are as follows:
1/7/16 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
1/8/16 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater
1/9/16 – Mashantucket, CT – The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
1/10/16 – Wilmington, DE – World Cafe Live
1/12/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
1/13/16 – Columbus, OH – The A&R Music Bar
1/15/16 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
1/16/16 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
1/17/16 – Nashville, TN – City Winery