2017-09-01 The Tower

The Tower

The Tower by Xetas.

Tower, as in the Tarot Card, going from the cover illustration.

[The Tower] …follows immediately after The Devil in all Tarots that contain it, and is associated with sudden, disruptive, revelation, and potentially destructive change.

Shouty vocals, distorted guitars, blistering tempos, and a tight band. Somewhere in the vicinity of Albini’s bands. Located somewhere South of Superchunk and West of Discord, (but my references for this type of music are so stale, they’d probably say they’re from a completely different state. Well, Austin, Texas, to be exact.) Noisy and not particularly anthemic, the closest they get to sing-a-long is the pleasantly syncopated chorus of “The Silence”, “Is it easier to die, than try, rotting on the vine?” A motivational sentiment I can get behind.

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2 thoughts on “2017-09-01 The Tower”

  1. Hi! thank you so much for the nice review but I just wanted to let you know that The Silence and the Knife are actually tracks from our first 7″ (released in 2014) that we included as bonus tracks on our digital download of the Tower. I just didn’t want people to think The Silence was part of The Tower. Thanks 🙂

    – Kana from XETAS

    1. Cool! Thanks for clarifying.

      I was listening to the bandcamp release, and didn’t notice.

      It did seem like those two tracks had a different tone than the rest of the album.

      Come visit us in San Francisco!

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