There have been rumors swirling about the interwebs for a while now regarding a secret side project of Gaslight Anthem front-man, Brian Fallon’s. Previously, this secret project was referred to as “Night Music” but today Fallon has officially declared that the project is for real and that it will go by the moniker of The Horrible Crowes.
The Horrible Crowes consists of Brian Fallon and Ian Perkins and will NOT be an acoustic endeavor, but will feature a full band. Fallon states:
“There’s organs, pianos, even (gasp) strings!!! There’s drums, everything. So don’t expect a folk record. Here’s a good description, if Tom Waits, the National, the Afghan Whigs, Bon Iver, and Nick Cave made a band with Percy Sledge that’d be called The Horrible Crowes.”
The Horrible Crowes are currently writing for and planning to record an actual record, and might even bless US, UK, European and Canadian fans with a few shows.
As for what this means for The Gaslight Anthem, Fallon assures fans that his former band remains his “baby” and will continue to be his main focus:
“Now how’s this going to work with Gaslight, well it’s easy, see, every time I write a creepy Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Mark Laneghan type song, I get an idea for a ripper which goes straight to Gaslight. So we’re writing for both now, but Gaslight isn’t planning on recording until the fall, for a 2012 release.”
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