Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has embarked on a new sideproject under the name The Horrible Crowes.
The gravelly-voiced musician and songwriter announced the news via a blog post at cassettesinthemailbox.blogspot.com, revealing, "The 'night time music' is myself and Mr. Ian Perkins, and what we're doing is writing songs and making demos at the very moment. We hope to put out a full length record sometime this year, before it gets cold again, I don't know with whom, or when exactly it will come out. But the point is, it's coming out. We're calling ourselves The Horrible Crowes."
Fallon admitted there was the possibility of a tour but that The Gaslight Anthem was still his number one priority.
"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. Now I can't sit still so I'm doing this for fun, nothing more. We might do a few shows with the Crowes, maybe select cities in the US, Can, and Europe/UK, but not major touring like Gaslight does. This is my "for me" record, Gaslight is my baby, no mistake."
He continued to expand on the sort of sound we can expect from The Horrible Crowes.
"It's not going to be the acoustic Brian Fallon road show. 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."
After the stomper of an album we got in 'American Slang', this sounds very promising indeed. Fans can keep up with The Horrible Crowes on their blog at thehorriblecrowes.blogspot.com.