The Tower and the Fool – How Long [Album]
The Tower and the Fool is an indie rock group from Providence, Rhode Island. The band was initially a two-person songwriting project, but they decided to flesh out their lineup a bit to record. Fortunately for us, they fell in love with the sound, and The Tower and the Fool was born. Following last year’s EP XIII, the album How Long is due out April 24th. We here at Homeless Tracks are proud to give you a little early insight, so you can be sure and pick up the album as soon as it drops.
The album kicks off with “Dive Bar,” an energetic opening that showcases everything the band has to offer: mixed electric and acoustic instrumentation, driving drums, gritty vocals, and excellent lyrics. The second track (available for listen below), “Scoliosis,” is more subdued, and shows that the band is capable of versatility in their sound. Their versatility becomes even more apparent as the album progresses.
“Fade Away” begins with some wonderful slide guitar. The slide guitar also plays a large role in the track “Valentine’s Day.” The title track “How Long” is a beautiful acoustic ballad. They cover a wide range, and every track is just as well done as the others. A personal favorite track of mine is “My Heart Is Dead In NYC.” The album is truly great. I’ve been listening to it on repeat for a week now, and it’s still just as enjoyable as the first time I heard it. Be sure to get your copy as soon as it’s released.