Many music fans might be more familiar with Brian Fallon as the singer and primary songwriter for Springsteen-esque Jersey quartet The Gaslight Anthem, but Fallon’s no one-trick pony. At the beginning of 2011 he announced a new project titled The Horrible Crowes, with his guitar technician, Ian Perkins. The Crowes’ soulful sound is distinct from The Gaslight Anthem’s more punk-rock leanings, and showcases a darker side of Fallon’s songwriting — it’s music more influenced by the likes of Tom Waits and Greg Dulli. Fallon mentioned that starting in September, the duo will play a short tour for the album — we’d suggest getting tickets now.
While you’re snagging a pair or two, check out Fallon’s hand-picked playlist, and his answers to our Five Questions.
Five Questions with The Horrible Crowes
- Who do you think is an important musician that most people have never heard of before?
Brian Fallon: I think the most unheard important musician is probably a band from Canada called Lightning Dust.
- If you had access to any record in the world, what would you listen to right now?
BF: Tom Waits - Orphans.
- Which album or artist do you most associate with your childhood?
BF: Bruce Springsteen.
- We hope people are ______________ when they listen to our music.
- We were thinking about ______________ when we wrote music for the new album.
BF: Love, truth, death, and poison snakes.