Taking a short break from the Gaslight Anthem in early 2011, frontman Brian Fallon teamed up with guitar tech Ian Perkins to form the Horrible Crowes, an Americana side project named after the “Twa Corbies” folk ballad. Inspired by Tom Waits, Nick Cave, and Mark Lanegan, the Horrible Crowes wrote slow-burning songs that were smokier and more stripped-down than the Gaslight Anthem’s punked-up anthems. “Behold the Hurricane" introduced the duo's sound during the summer of 2011, followed in September by the Elsie LP. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi