Thin Lips | photo by Scott Troyan | photo courtesy of the artist
Thin Lips’ new single “Gaslight Anthem (The Song Not The Band)” features a hit-parade of Philly favorites
Ahead of their upcoming album Chosen Family, Thin Lips have released a second single, titled “Gaslight Anthem (The Song Not The Band)” featuring vocal contributions from Frances Quinlan of Hop Along, Brendan Lukens of Modern Baseball, and Zoe Reynolds of Kississippi. And if that lineup doesn’t get you excited to hear it, what will?
Jumping right in with their characteristic interlocking riffs, frontwoman Chrissy Tashjian’s vocals layer on top wonderfully, mixed to perfection with the slightest bit of distance, singing “here I thought I was right next to you”. The chorus is even more touching, with all the vocal cameos entering. In lieu of exchanging vocals or harmonizing, here it feels more like paints mixing, one voice blending into the other, and the solos featuring slide guitar add a greater depth to the song’s already rich texture.
Between this track and the previous single, “A Song For Those Who Miss You All The Time,” one can get a sense of the crunchy, catchy brand of indie-punk Thin Lips are bringing to their new album, dropping July 27th on Lame-O Records. You can stream “Gaslight Anthem (The Song Not The Band)” on Brooklyn Vegan here, and check out their previous single below.
You can also catch Thin Lips on tour now with Hop Along and later with Slaughter Beach, Dog, including two upcoming Philly shows, July 24th at Boot and Saddle and August 25th at PhilaMOCA. More info on their Facebook page here.