With their album American Slang The Gaslight Anthem have made an extraordinary leap forward. The third long player reveals a remarkably powerful rock'n'roll outfit honed by two years of nearly non-stop touring. Singer and guitarist Fallon's passionate lyrical approach has grown more personal and introspective, his raw throated vocals stronger and more resonant against the band's pulse-pounding dynamic force. Songs like Bring It On, Orphans and the rousing title track bristle and burn with the spirit of soul, the energy of punk, and artistic ambition. The band toured the world in support of their acclaimed album The '59 Sound in 2009 and were featured performers at major festivals including Coachella, Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park, Glastonbury, Pinkpop, Lollapalooza, Reading And Leeds, Hyde Park Calling, Fuji Rock, Hurricane, Gurten and Roskilde. The '59 Sound was named one of the best albums of the year by NME, Kerrang!, Q Magazine, VISIONS, Rock Sound and Big Cheese, and the band also won the Best International Newcomer award at the 2009 Kerrang! Awards.