This video for Gaslight Anthem’s “American Slang” seems a bit too-on-the-nose. It’s not enough that they sound just like a punkier Bruce Springsteen; their videos have to look like Boss videos now too. In the clip, black and white shots of the band performing are cut up with footage of the band clowning around New York, contemplating life in the 21st centruy (I assume). I guess the video suits the song, but still, too much Boss, too little Gaslight Anthem.
American Slang is out now. [P4K]