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The Tower & the Fool are all fired up for How Long

"We don't really have a plan for the band. All we are concerned with at the moment is writing songs that we love and having some fun. If it takes off — great, and if it doesn't, no one is going to be upset.
Nothing to lose
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 27, 2012

The Tower and the Fool's bittersweet symphonies

It shouldn't come as too much surprise to hear the six guys comprising the Tower & the Fool have made a conscious decision to simply go with the flow following a promising, self-titled debut EP released late last year (available at iTunes and  thet
Turn on the bright lights
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 04, 2011


South County screamo quartet Verbana Darvell recently finished their latest EP, Brought Out the Waiting , produced by studio whiz Mike Poorman at Strangeways Recording in Providence.
The return of Verbana Darvell
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 13, 2009

Straight outta Arctic

The West Warwick-based quintet the Noise Campaign have rocked plenty of local dive bars and club stages across Rhode Island in recent months, and this spry crew of 20- and 21-year-olds will begin recording their full-length debut at Strangeways Recordin
The Noise Campaign rock the vote
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 25, 2008

Boston music news: August 29, 2008

Attn, emo nation: prepare to claw at your tear-streaked cheeks with joyous envy.
Notes on Therefore I Am and Self-Righteous Brothers.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 26, 2008