Stream the Gaslight Anthem's American Slang In Its Entirety

American Slang, the Jersey band's Springsteen-checking, world-weary third album, is out June 15, but in the meantime, it's streaming in full at NPR's website, where you can hear "Orphans" in all its GOODBYE CIRCUS WHEEL--that's literally how the song starts--glory. Want to know why NPR's hosting it? The Washington Post has an excellent article explaining the radio station's rise to the top of the online music heap--NPR's demographic, increasingly, is one of the few that still buys music; in turn, streams like this one apparently bring in a whopping 15% of the site's monthly traffic. It's that increasingly rare thing in the record industry, circa 2010--a mutually beneficial relationship. For us, too. [NPR]

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