Despite being synonymous with the city of Boston, ‘11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory’ was not recorded there but in El Paso, Texas. Besides the location, the album was influenced by the band’s work with The Claddagh Fund, a charity the band established in 2009 to help support addiction recovery as well as children’s and veterans’ organizations. The band is hands-on in raising funds, mentoring and lending a helping hand in the fight. ‘4-15-13’ stands out as one of the most emotional pieces in the group’s catalogue. The track pays homage to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, most of whom the band grew to know personally after visits to their hospital rooms in the aftermath.