The Pit That Became A Tower
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The Pit That Became A Tower

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Israeli indie rock band The Pit That Became a Tower impressed me thoroughly on their last effort “Behold! The Unseen” and that garnered them one of my self-professed coveted ‘Editor’s Pick’s. This album is a bit of a departure from that album with a deviant acoustically driven side being shown. Lyrically it’s superior to a lot of albums that have come out recently, with songs that read like long-held stories, playfully teasing us with terrific wordplay and syllable rhythms. Psychedelic pop is interwoven with lo-fi folk and lush pop hooks. There are elements of alt. country sparsely drawn out throughout “The Pineapple Fields.”... - J-sin - J-sin (writer)


"I think this album is even better than their last. The acoustic nature of The Pineapple Fields perfectly suits the heartfelt lyrics and deeply profound feel that The Pit That Became a Tower will hopefully soon be known for the world over. Fans of Sufjan Stevens, Half-Handed Cloud, Jesse Sprinkle, and the like will find a lot to love here." - Mark Fisher - Mark Fisher (writer)

"Pueblo Rock"

TPTBAT knows how to make catchy pop and emotional hooks at their finest, in which you can find influences of bands such as Jets To Brazil, Pavement & Pedro The Lion, but without falling on imitating others. - Federico Martinez Penna

"Ynet, Tel-Aviv, Israel"

A winning combination of various genres within rock, where any indie-fan can find songs to enjoy. Most noticeable are the rough guitars that create a wild atmosphere. The title track of the album ("Behold! The Unseen") is one of the best songs I have heard recently. - Or Barnea

"Voice Of Reason"

Indie in its purest and best form. - Stefan Muench

"Adapt Magazine"

The Pit That Became A Tower, by many standards, surprised me beyond belief. - Matt Hebert


"'Behold! The Unseen' is the best album I've heard this year." - Aviyahu Gaon

"The Phantom Tollbooth"

"This ('Behold! The Unseen') is one of the ten best albums that have been released this year." - Aaron Anderson


"The Pineapple Fields" - Men Of Israel Records 2006
"Behold! The Unseen" - Men Of Israel Records 2005
"Our Split EP" (w/Jai Agnish) - Men Of Israel 2003
"Scene But Not Herd" - Velvet Blue Music 2001
"Do...whatchalike?" - Beikoku Ongaku 2004
"Inside Looking Out" - Audio Collage/NMC 2004
"This Is Indie Rock Vol. 1" - Deep Elm 2004



In 2005, the eclectic Bay-Area, California indie/hip-hop outfit Why? released a song called “Mutant John” on their EP, “Sanddollars”. In this song, frontman Yoni Wolf decided to sing out the email address of a long-lost friend on the other side of the world - Adam Lee Rosenfeld. What resulted was a barrage of emails with cryptic messages and even more cryptic attachments, all with the underlying question: who is this guy anyway?
Adam grew up in Cincinnati, OH with the Wolf brothers - Yoni and Josiah - from Why?/cLOUDDEAD, which contributed to a mutual appreciation of the generally more left-field things in music, art, film, culture in general, etc. - but during those childhood years, Adam’s parents promptly packed their bags and returned to the country from whence they came - Israel.
Adam’s experience throughout his teenage and young adult years - the rift between Western and Middle Eastern culture, spiritual awakening, military service, marriage, children - produced within him a voice quite uniquely his own, a voice committed to tape, or whatever other format, with the intensity and musical energy that comes from hours and hours, bus ride after bus ride, of listening to Guided By Voices and super-underground psychedelic rock band Polyphemus, amongst others.
The Pit That Became A Tower is the band that Adam started with his wife Bethany in 2003, although recordings had been floating around for a while under different names (Mutant John, Gospel Zombie). It ranges from 1-piece to 5-piece, depending on who’s in the country, who’s in their ninth month of pregnancy, and who’s got exams. TPTBAT have shared the stage with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Why?, and Voxtrot, amongst others.
“The Pineapple Fields” is the second album by TPTBAT. It is a collection of acoustic-driven psych/lo-fi/folk songs recorded in a
studio, in a bedroom, in the backstage of a club, and in a now-evacuated town in the Gaza Strip, bringing new meaning to the term “field recording”.

“There isn’t one other record that comes to mind that carries the urgency in emotion that this album does.” - Decoy Music
“The eighth track is the best song I’ve heard this year.” - The Phantom Tollbooth
“One of this year’s best.” - Qube