Rolling Stone is streaming a track from Patterson Hood’s upcoming album, Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance (out September 11). The track is called “Come Back Little Star,” features Kelly Hogan and as Patterson describes it, it was her song originally, “She began the lyrics as a song for our late, dear friend Vic Chesnutt, and I rewrote it with the intention of her recording it for her album,” Hood tells Rolling Stone. “She ended up letting me put it on my album and it’s a highlight to me.”
The Gaslight Anthem have also made their upcoming album, Handwritten, available over on NPR as a complete album stream. The album will be out July 24 and, I dunno, after a first pass, it kind of feels like more of the same to me. I’ll listen to it some more before passing judgement to be sure but if I don’t warm to it Gaslight might go down as the go to band when warning against wanting bands to just write the same album over and over (i’m talking to you Lucero detractors).
Anyhow, give it a listen and tell me what you think.