the horrible crowes


The Horrible Crowes’ name is inspired by a centuries-old Scottish poem in which two birds prepare to feast on a freshly slain knight, but this new band fronted by The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon and longtime friend Ian Perkins, stands tall on the charts this week. Their debut album ‘Elsie’ (SideOne Dummy) opened at #46 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, the album also hit #6 on the Indie Chart.

In Elsie, the debut from Gaslight Anthem lead singer Brian Fallon’s side project The Horrible Crowes, Fallon shows off much more soulful and introspective songs than those found on his day job CDs. Showing off a clear Tom Waits, PJ Harvey and Afghan Whigs influence, Elsie relies more on Fallon’s voice, and some quiet guitar and organ tracks to set the tone of the record.