House of Fools
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House of Fools

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States | SELF

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States | SELF
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"House of Fools: Live and Learn"

"An epic rock experience" - Substream Magazine

"House of Fools"

"These sleepy balladeers blend the sounds of their mentors -- from dusty hints of the Eagles to fresh reminders of the Format -- on their full-length debut, Live And Learn. Sounding equally contemporary as they are retro, the Greensboro, NC sextet have created a Southern rock speakeasy mantlepiece that holds up intricately orchestrated layers of guitar and sweeping piano bits. House of Fools remain pop-friendly with soothing innovative tunes like "Better Part Of Me" and "Blaming You" (featuring Rami Jafee of the Wallflowers on accordion and organ), and with the aid of Walt Vincent's (Pete Yorn, The Format) pro production." - CMJ

"House of Fools"

"Rhythmically solid collectivity and well orchestrated country-influenced
pop cadence flow through all fourteen tracks exceptionally... "Live and Learn" is
gorgeous... The perfect soundtrack to warm Southern days, so graciously
peppered with hints of The Beatles and The Format..." -

"House of Fools: "Live and Learn""

"The tracks flow between Tom Petty-esque alt-country, straight up rock,
and harmony driven pop in a Beach Boys vein." -


Live and Learn (2007)

House of Fools Self-titled EP (2006)

Listen to Bob Dylan: A Tribute Album (2005) - Featured song Blowin' in the Wind cover by House of Fools



Greensboro, NC's House of Fools was originally a side project for the Necessary vocalist Josh King that started when he began writing songs on the side with keyboardist Matt Bowers. Though a local favorite, the Necessary soon took a back seat to House of Fools, and the two recruited most of King's old band mates, bassist Jeff Linn and guitarists Joel Kiser and David McLaughlin to join up with the Fools. With the final addition of new drummer Phil Bell, the sextet was complete. Hooking up with producer Walt Vincent (Pete Yorn, the Format), House of Fools set their wispy and gentle indie rock musings to record with a self-titled EP, released by Drive-Thru Records in October 2006. Several tours with various headlining bands led to the early March 2007 appearance of their full-length "Live and Learn", whose sunny pop formula showcased the influence of bands like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Tom Petty.

In late 2008 both Jeff Linn and Phil Bell left the band which put House of Fools in a position where they were unable to tour. During that time the band wrote and recorded several dozen new songs and recruited Jack Foster and Jordan Powers on drums and bass respectively. Renewed and focused the "fools" began touring regionally again and have only been gaining momentum. In summer of 2010, House of Fools re-entered the studio for a 4 month pre-production session and plan to release a new album late spring/early summer 2011.