In an age where guitar sales are in decline, it's comforting to know that there will always be diehards "defending the faith." Case in point is Brooklyn, New York quintet Tower, who are not only highly proficient at their instruments (vocals included), but also take their craft very seriously. Sure, Tower's sound is from a bygone era — nodding to classic heavy-metal heroes like Priest, Scorpions, Crüe, W.A.S.P. and Dio — but that actually makes their approach all the more impressive as they lean in on those influences yet stay smelling minty fresh the whole time. Credit the intricate guitar work and mesmerizing singer Sarabeth Linden's positively soaring vocals.
The band's latest offering is the "Run for My Life" video, which comes ahead of the forthcoming Tomorrow and Yesterday EP, due October 18th. Sunglasses, chains, black leather, studded bracelets, witches and castles are all present, but what keeps you interested as much as the visuals is the ripping cut that holds it all together.
"Our single "Run for My Life" is an extremely personal song for me," reveals Linden. "It's about letting go of a relationship that no longer fits your needs and releasing the chains that once held you there. Extra thanks to Bryan Janiczek and Parker Worthington for creating the vision we had for this video. And a special thanks to Chuck Wing for allowing us — again — to utilize his amazing castle." Watch above.
Tower tour dates:
Sept 22 Brooklyn Bazaar Brooklyn, NY between sets during the Metalucifer
Oct 20 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY with Bitch
Nov 6 The Well Brooklyn, NY