Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon claimed to be bored with his band's kicky punk sound, which is why he's branched out into different territory with The Horrible Crowes. But don't worry, that doesn't mean that the singer's new side project is boring- in fact, it's far from it.
Fallon's teamed up with Gaslight Anthem tourmate Ian Perkins on a darker, dimmer sound that's an ode to stripped-down sensitive rock. Their debut album, Elsie, features some serious guitar solos and an all-encompassing, atmospheric vibe that sounds like a marriage between The National and Nick Cave.
But come to think of it, here's a better way to put it: if Gaslight Anthem is your booming late-night soundtrack, then The Horrible Crowes should follow immediately after, just as you're leaving the party and the sun's about to rise. Early morning has never sounded so good.