The Horrible Crowes
|The Horrible Crowes|
|Origin||New Jersey, United States|
|Genres||Rock, Alternative rock, Soul, Blues|
|Associated acts||The Gaslight Anthem|
The Horrible Crowes is a two-piece project consisting of the lead singer and guitarist of the Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon, and guitarist, Ian Perkins. Fallon participates in the Horrible Crowes concurrently with the Gaslight Anthem, a band he formed in 2005.
Fallon announced the formation of the Horrible Crowes on January 20, 2011, on his blog, explaining that "the name comes from a poem called the "Twa Corbies", which means "two crows". He added: "Check it out, it's a dark commentary on life. It's the darker side of soul music, it's slow, it slithers, and it's raw. At the same time, the melodies and pianos are a juxtaposition to the topic material because it's eerily soothing. I'm really proud of what's been coming out and we'll see how it goes, but it's in the works and it's heading for an actual record." 
Fallon also said the group was going to do some touring, but on a far smaller scale than the Gaslight Anthem. He also assured his fans that the Horrible Crowes would be, in his words, a "for me" project and that he would continue to focus on the Gaslight Anthem.
The debut single of the Horrible Crowes' first single, "Behold the Hurricane", was made available for streaming through RollingStone.com on July 13, 2011. A music video was released featuring actor Joseph Mawle. On September 20, the video for "Behold the Hurricane" was uploaded to the Horrible Crowes' website.
On September 1, 2011, Rolling Stone streamed the debut album Elsie in its entirety. The physical album was released in the United States on September 6, 2011. The album was reported to be a departure from the sound and attitude of the Gaslight Anthem. Fallon, in describing the album, said: "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. These songs are very dark; they're like hymns for lonely people, it’s really a trip through a breakdown and that descent into madness and hopefully redemption." Fallon and Perkins will begin playing a limited number of shows in support of the album starting September 8.
On December 2, 2011, "Huffington Post" blogger Jon Chattman named "Elsie" the #2 album of 2011. He wrote, "Out of nowhere, this Gaslight Anthem (don't call it a) side project resonated with me so strongly. There's not a bad song on this." 
- Elsie (2011)
- "Behold the Hurricane" (2011)
- "Ladykiller" (2012)
- Behold the Hurricane (2011)
- Ladykiller (2012)
- Fallon, Brian. "It's All About, ahem, Birds". Retrieved 03/08/2011. Check date values in:
- The Horrible Crowes - "Behold The Hurricane"
- Music video for The Horrible Crowes' "Behold The Hurricane"
- Chattman, Jon (December 4, 2011). "Beyond Adele: Bon Iver Leads My 20 & 11 in 2011". Huffington Post.
- "THE HORRIBLE CROWES - Live At The Troubadour LP/DVD (2013) Black Vinyl". Retrieved October 8, 2013.