The Tower and The Fool - XIII
|The Tower and The Fool – XIII EP|
Record Label: Run for Cover Records
Release Date: October 25, 2011
|When Therefore I Am broke up, fans everywhere were crushed, especially after their brilliant 2009 release, The Sound of Human Lives. Now two years later, vocalist Alex Correia is back with his new folk-inspired rock group, The Tower and The Fool. Only two tracks, XIII showcases an entirely different side to Correia as he is now backed by a country-tinged guitar twang. |
“Die Alone” has a distinct country flare to it, although the style fits Correia’s vocal style in a wonderful unison – surprising, yes, but in an idyllic way. Raw and as honest as ever, Correia’s lyrics will surely appeal to longtime fans of Therefore I Am, while the musical style here will draw in even more fans from differing genres and styles of music. Even more stripped-down and folk-inspired, “NYC” has Chris Rosenquest taking the lead on vocals, reminiscent of Dustin Kensrue’s solo work or even Brian Fallon’s work in The Horrible Crowes. The grating vocal delivery on “NYC” creates a painfully poignant demeanor throughout the track, adding versatility to The Tower and The Fool's sound.
With XIII, The Tower and The Fool is depicted as a dynamic group, leaving listeners anxious to hear what direction they are planning to experiment on the (hopefully) upcoming debut full-length. Until then, however, the ten minutes of these two tracks will have to tide us over.
09:53 PM on 10/31/11
i hide behind these ribs of mine
i love this two thumbs way up
11:31 PM on 10/31/11
This is pretty rad! It's a lot like pre Equal Vision TIA went folk rock. Super sweet! Cannot wait to hear more from this band.
06:36 AM on 11/01/11
Their first EP was incredible. "Die Alone" is a great song. I still have to hear the other one.
11:49 AM on 11/01/11
I heard Die Alone on Mixed Signals and loved it, Definitely have to check out first ep and this other song!
01:09 PM on 11/01/11
I ended up as food for wolves
Planning on downloading this.
Fingers crossed I'll enjoy it as much as I did TIA.
01:12 PM on 11/01/11
I could gush over this band for days. And I most likely will. Wonderful new songs.
01:52 PM on 11/01/11
"You Leave" is easily my favorite TAI song. Stunning /random
02:41 PM on 11/01/11
Always a student of life.
I need to listen to this!!
03:29 PM on 11/01/11
The first EP was on repeat for me all last winter and these two new songs don't disappoint. I really hope they get a full length together soon.
06:37 PM on 11/01/11
Fight to get it back again.
I love that song. I miss TIA, I grew up going to their shows.
09:30 AM on 11/05/11
Stoked for these guys alex is an old friend! I hope we get to play soon!
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