What's Eating Gilbert
Diamond Youth, The Here And Now (Feat. Alan Day of Four Year Strong)
31 Webster St.
Hartford, CT, 06114
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
What's Eating Gilbert
New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert will release a new 7" under his What's Eating Gilbert project on June 19 via Paper + Plastick Records. The two-song 7", entitled The Nashville Session, is the fourth release from What's Eating Gilbert.
The Nashville Session, which will be released in digital and vinyl formats, was produced by Chad Gilbert & Jon Howard at The Anchor Room in Nashville, Tenn. It follows up three What's Eating Gilbert releases, the Thinking 'Bout Her, Dear God and What I'd DoEPs on Epitaph Records. The Nashville Session is the first What's Eating Gilbert release since late 2010.
Although the project began as an outlet for Gilbert to release his songs for free online, the reaction to the music was immense and lead to physical releases. The Nashville Session has two brand-new songs that match up pound-for-pound with Gilbert's best work. Featuring the characteristic '50s-style pop sounds of the What's Eating Gilbert discography and infusing a pop-punk tilt from Gilbert's career with New Found Glory, increased production value on The Nashville Session makes it the best What's Eating Gilbert release to date.
The more uptempo "The One" complements the swingy vibe of "Lonely Road." The latter of the two songs is an introspective look into Gilbert's thoughts about tour life, following his pattern of introducing personal experience into What's Eating Gilbert songs. Female vocal harmonies in the background in the vein of Motown/Stax artists offer a new depth for the songs. Although the release is only two songs long, it's one to spin over and over again.
Diamond Youth (formerly Diamond), from Baltimore, Maryland. Featuring members of Trapped Under Ice and Down to Nothing, Diamond Youth started writing in early 2010, with the release of an ambitious demo shortly thereafter. In collaboration with Photobooth Records, Diamond Youth's first vinyl offering serves up five fresh songs of catchy pop/rock tunes not unlike contemporaries Jimmy Eat World or Weezer, not to mention 90's predecessors such as Samiam or Nada Surf. All influences aside, the band has a very distinctive sound that's guranteed to leave you humming for days.