IDJ/UMG Gaslight Anthem's video for "Here Comes My Man" is a snippet of old…
- Posted on Jan 21st 2011 7:55PM by Jason MacNeil
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On Thursday (Jan. 20), Fallon took to his blog to announce what he describes as "if Tom Waits, the National, the Afghan Whigs, Bon Iver and Nick Cave made a band with Percy Sledge..."
"The 'night time music' is myself and Mr. Ian Perkins, and what we're doing is writing songs and making demos at the very moment," Fallon wrote. "We hope to put out a full-length record sometime this year, before it gets cold again, I don't know with whom, or when exactly it will come out. But the point is, it's coming out."
As for the tone of the material, Fallon described it as a "dark commentary on life."
"That's what we're singing about, it's the darker side of soul music, it's slow, it slithers, and it's raw," he wrote. "At the same time, the melodies and pianos are a juxtaposition to the topic material because it's eerily soothing."
Gaslight Anthem fans shouldn't worry about the side project interfering with Fallon's main gig, though. The frontman -- whose new venture is wholly endorsed by his Gaslight Anthem bandmates -- insists every time he composes a "creepy Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Mark Laneghan type song, I get an idea for a ripper which goes straight to Gaslight." It sounds like a win-win situation, and something to tide over those eagerly awaiting the next Gaslight Anthem, which isn't slated for release until 2012.
Fallon adds that there might be some select Horrible Crowes dates in North America and Europe in support of their album, noting that the gigs will be more than just solo acoustic performances. "There's organs, pianos, even (gasp) strings!!! There's drums, everything. So don't expect a folk record."
Gaslight Anthem spent most of 2010 on the road touring behind 'American Slang.' They have an Australian and Japanese tour lined up for February and March, before appearing at the Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey this spring.