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10:27 AM on 06/03/11 
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We are proud to announce the debut album from The Horrible Crowes, Elsie, on September 6, 2011. The group-which is composed of The Gaslight Anthem’s frontman Brian Fallon and longtime friend Ian Perkins was conceptualized while Perkins joined Gaslight on a worldwide tour last year and the duo wrote the songs on buses, in hotel rooms and even a bathroom in Japan following the earthquake.

“Ian and I had a ritual where we’d go to the back on the bus at the end of a show and play each other records, I got him into Afghan Whigs and he got me into PJ Harvey and one day we just thought, ‘we should do something like this,” Fallon explains. In that spirit earlier this summer the duo holed up with producer Ted Hutt (Dropkick Murphys, Chuck Ragan) to capture these songs on tape-and the result is something that will likely surprise even the most strident Gaslight Anthem fans in the best way possible.
“As much as I have this fantasy in the Gaslight Anthem of being Bruce Springsteen, I also have this fantasy of being Tom Waits or Greg Dulli,” Fallon explains when asked about the catalyst for this project, which sees him playing keyboards and working with drum loops and string arrangements for the first time. “These songs are very dark; they’re like hymns for lonely people,” Fallon continues, “it’s really a trip through a breakdown and that dissent into madness and hopefully redemption.”

The Horrible Crowes will also be playing shows to promote the album and Fallon promises that the environment will be a stark contrast to a typical Gaslight Anthem performance. “Our shows are going to be smaller and they’re going to take place in very intimate venues,” Fallon explains. “It’s not the kind of thing where you get wasted and listen to some music. It’s more, ‘I’m going to take my lady out and watch a band play and it’s going to be quiet and then we’re going to go home and have a good evening,’” he continues.

“I’m not a different person when I’m in this band, it’s just another side of what I love,” Fallon summarizes, adding that although his Gaslight Anthem bandmates stopped by to perform on this record, The Horrible Crowes is its own tortured and sometimes beautiful beast. Get ready to fall in love with Fallon’s songwriting all over again.

September 6th.

To the very small portion of AP that haven't heard about this project yet, this is my favorite solo Fallon song and perhaps something of a taste:
10:30 AM on 06/03/11 
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still waiting on even a hint of a song
10:57 AM on 06/03/11 
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Honestly I would love if they didn't release even a single, even though Brian has said they will. I would love to just jump into this record one night and get lost in it, without knowing what to expect. Sounds like it's gonna be a audible mindfuck in my favorite way.
11:05 AM on 06/03/11 
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So glad to finally see a release date. This should be awesome.
11:26 AM on 06/03/11 
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I'm really happy that Brian has done a solo project. I absolutely love The Gaslight Anthem, and I can't wait to hear a follow-up to American Slang. I just think Brian's talents are extended beyond Gaslight, so having a side project like The Horrible Crowes allows him to keep making different music. I'd be great if we had a Horrible Crowes record between Gaslight albums. I would love to see him or Gaslight also do a cover album at some point. I can't get enough music from these guys.

As for a single...I think this is the kind of album I'd like to hear as a whole. I may cave and listen to a single...but I think it would be best served an album.
11:42 AM on 06/03/11 
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I'm really happy that Brian has done a solo project. I absolutely love The Gaslight Anthem, and I can't wait to hear a follow-up to American Slang. I just think Brian's talents are extended beyond Gaslight, so having a side project like The Horrible Crowes allows him to keep making different music. I'd be great if we had a Horrible Crowes record between Gaslight albums. I would love to see him or Gaslight also do a cover album at some point. I can't get enough music from these guys.

As for a single...I think this is the kind of album I'd like to hear as a whole. I may cave and listen to a single...but I think it would be best served an album.

No need for them to do a cover album considering there's a half a dozen fan-made one's floating around. This is an older one (I don't have most of these myself, just found the picture online):

Also, AP user CellarGhosts put together a really great compilation of Brian's solo songs/covers that I can't seem to find now. That's probably the only (if any) inclination to how this record will sound.
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I have 3/4's of those songs (I'd love them all though if you could send them my way). I just think I'd be great to have a properly recorded studio version of some of them like Baba Riley (The Who) and so on. The Gaslight Anthem/Brian have done so many amazing covers and they often talk about musical influences. I think it would be great to have a nice recorded collection, although half the covers are recorded with decent quality. By the way..that album art you have for the covers is awesome.
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This is gonna be so great.
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No need for them to do a cover album considering there's a half a dozen fan-made one's floating around. This is an older one (I don't have most of these myself, just found the picture online):

Also, AP user CellarGhosts put together a really great compilation of Brian's solo songs/covers that I can't seem to find now. That's probably the only (if any) inclination to how this record will sound.
those tags are so dirty, my head would explode if my iTunes looked like that
09:17 AM on 07/12/11 
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No need for them to do a cover album considering there's a half a dozen fan-made one's floating around. This is an older one (I don't have most of these myself, just found the picture online):

Also, AP user CellarGhosts put together a really great compilation of Brian's solo songs/covers that I can't seem to find now. That's probably the only (if any) inclination to how this record will sound.

I need that collection of songs. I have a lot of them, but I am missing a good portion of them.
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I'm really really excited to hear this. Brian's got one of my favorite voices ever, so I think I'd enjoy anything he does.
08:15 PM on 07/12/11 
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how bout updating the op with the preview of Black Betty? would be nice for new readers..
10:33 AM on 07/13/11 
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http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...rowes-20110713

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