It has been a decade since the release of Lift To Experience’s The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. Fast forward to 2011. At seven songs in sixty minutes, the long awaited solo debut of Lift’s Josh T. Pearson is a welcome dark and desolate take on contemporary folk music entitled Last Of The Country Gentlemen. A song-cycle penned by a native Texan who has long hung his hat in Europe, Gentleman is a raw, aching, listen that gets under your skin in the same kind of way Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s I See A Darkness did in 1999. A heavy, yet ultimately, rewarding ride for those willing to pay the toll.
The album sees its stateside release this week via Mute Records.
MP3: Josh T. Pearson :: Thou Are Loosed