September 6th, 2011
If any The Gaslight Anthem fans were at Reading Festival in 2010, you might have had a little sneak preview of this duo’s detailed and intricate music. Gaslight frontman Brian Fallon introduced “some dude” with a guitar during the set, and that dude turned out to be the other half of the The Horrible Crowes, Ian Perkins. ‘Elsie’ is the result of these two excellent artists coming together. It’s half ragged country and half deep soul, it’s not a particularly happy listen as it’s strewn with heart felt lyrics about love, loss and the pain life can cause. The perfect album to reflect to if life is giving you a particularly hard time.