Of all the bands that have drafted new converts in the past year, Gaslight Anthem is easily one of the most active recruiters. The rock outfit released "The '59 Sound" in August last year, its second effort in only two-and-a-half years, and acclaim poured in.

Formed in New Brunswick, N.J., the four-piece comes from the same territorial pedigree as bands like Pavement, Bouncing Souls, Thursday and Lifetime, plus a well-known basement punk scene. Gaslight Anthem, however, is burrowing its way into the mainstream, sounding of the straightforward rock grit of Kings Of Leon, with the attitude of the Replacements and histrionics of The National.

Check out the ridiculous catchiness of their single "Great Expectations," an example of what it is to have a musical crush on these guys:

The Gaslight Anthem "Great Expectations"

That all being said, Gaslight Anthem - who is currently tour support for Social Distortion and has opened for Bruce Springsteen - is going on a headlining tour starting Sept. 8 through Oct. 26 and you'd be mistaken to miss the date they drop by. The excellently named Murder By Death will be opening.

Here are Gaslight Anthem's tour dates, with more to be announced:

Sept 8: Mr. Small's @ Pittsburgh
Sept 9: Bogart's @ Cincinnati
Sept 10: Pop's @ St. Louis
Sept 11: Sokol Auditorium @ Omaha
Sept 13: Ogden Theater @ Denver
Sept 16: House of Blues @ San Diego
Sept 17: Henry Fonda Theater @ Los Angeles
Sept 20: Fillmore @ San Francisco
Sept 22: Berbati's Pan @ Portland
Sept 23: Showbox @ Seattle
Sept 24: Commodore @ Vancouver BC
Sept 26: Edmonton Arts Ctr @ Edmonton
Sept 27: MacEwan Ballroom @ Calgary
Sept 29: Riddell Centre @ Regina
Oct 1: Garrick Centre @ Winnipeg
Oct 3: Epic @ Minneapolis
Oct 4: Turner Hall @ Milwaukee
Oct 6: St. Andrew's Hall @ Detroit
Oct 12: Town Ballroom @ Buffalo NY
Oct 13: Kool Haus @ Toronto ON
Oct 18: Trocadero @ Philadelphia
Oct 21: The National @ Richmond VA
Oct 22: 9:30 Club @ Washington DC
Oct 26: Newport Music Hall @ Columbus