I've been a fan of the Gaslight Anthem for quite some time now, having been introduced to the New Jersey rockers via fellow Bruce Springsteen fans. I've followed their career, purchased all of the albums and hoped to see them live at some point. Now, I absolutely love them. Why?
Because the Gaslight Anthem put out a brand new video for the song "National Anthem." The video is incredible, and incredibly tragic, as it highlights so much of the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy last month.
Just when I thought I'd seen all of the worst images I could see in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, along comes the Gaslight Anthem "National Anthem" video to remind me that I haven't. The images are poignant and they remind me of just how devastating it is to see such widespread destruction and suffering. Here is the Gaslight Anthem video for Hurricane Sandy relief, "National Anthem:"
It's a beautiful tribute and a fitting song, isn't it?
My heart goes out to everyone affected by Sandy, especially the residents along the New Jersey Shore. Seeing the scope of the destruction is truly mind-boggling, and help is still very much needed. It will take years, not weeks or even months, for this area to be fully recovered. Hats off to all of the wonderful musicians who are coming together right now to aid with Sandy relief, including the Gaslight Anthem.
If you'd like to help, you can visit Punk Cares to make a donation and to learn more about the ongoing recovery efforts to help those most affected by Sandy.