“Songs for Teenagers” could be the name of pretty much any Gaslight Anthem album. But it’s not the name of any of them. Now it never has to be. The Anthem covered their current tourmates’ actual song “Songs for Teenagers” for the A.V. Club. The Club’s Undercover series may be over, but those Onion funnymen haven’t let up on the cover premieres a bit.
“Fake Problems took us on our first tour,” Gaslight frontman Brian Fallon said. “Their new record Real Ghosts Caught On Tape came out [last Tuesday], so we did a cover of ‘Songs For Teenagers.'”
The band known for fusing the Boss and the Clash strips it pretty far back for this dual-acoustic ballad. As with many of their songs, Fallon’s gruff-punk vocals elevate it beyond mere homage. Download it below. (via the A.V. Club)