Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on March 9, 2011

DOWNLOAD: Josh T. Pearson - Woman, When I've Raised Hell (WAV)

Josh T Pearson

"The hubbub from upstairs regularly intrudes through swinging doors on an intimacy that requires leaning in, to hear Pearson's murmurs. Lift to Experience's thunder has been replaced by a man who stares straight ahead, fingers strumming his acoustic guitar in slow motion, his thumb barely grazing a string. Though his short set includes fearsome country songs about the infidelity and break-up torturing him on his new record, he doesn't let their oppressive mood capture us. Even "Country Dumb", epic pop of sorts, becomes a whispered sketch, as if all the worrying and honing has left skeletons and traces of songs." -[The Independent]
The above review comes from a recent Josh T Pearson show in London. The former Lift To Experience frontman and former Texan who now lives in Paris, is currently hanging out in NYC, at least for another day or two. You might have caught him opening for Esben & the Witch at the Bell House over the weekend. It was his U.S. solo debut. If not, there's a second NYC-chance at Trash Bar in Brooklyn TONIGHT (3/9).
"I first heard of Josh when I listened to the Lift To Experience album The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. It was around the time I started recording the first Bat For Lashes album, and I remember being so taken aback by Josh's haunting voice, preacher-like storytelling lyrics and guitar playing... Like a doomed angel singing over a desert storm." -Bat For Lashes

Josh's next shows after tonight are in Texas during SXSW. The heartfelt and haunting singer-songwriter whose new album I've had on repeat (Last of the Country Gentlemen will be released by Mute on March 29) plays four shows down there including a noon set at Swan Dive on Thursday, March 17th aka at the BrooklynVegan day party happening there that day (more details soon!). He also plays a show at Central Presbyterian Church. All Austin dates, and a whole bunch of European ones, are below.

Download "Woman, When I've Raised Hell" above. Listen to "Sweetheart I Ain't Your Christ (piano version with Dustin O'Halloran)" and other songs with all dates, below...

--
Josh T. Pearson - Country Dumb

JOSH T. PEARSON - Woman, when i've raised hell (FD Acoustic session)

Sweetheart I Ain't Your Christ (piano version with Dustin O'Halloran) by joshtpearson

JOSH T PEARSON - 2011 TOUR DATES
Mar 9 Trash Bar BROOKLYN, New York, US
Mar 16 Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX
Mar 17 Swan Dive, Austin, TX (NOON SET @ free BrooklynVegan day party)
Mar 18 Hilton Garden Inn Austin, Texas
Mar 19 Mean Eyed Cat Austin, Texas , US
Mar 24 QUEEN'S SOCIAL CLUB Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 25 Stereo Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 26 The Workman's Club Dublin, Dublin, IRELAND
Mar 27 Deaf Institute Manchester, Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 29 Brighton Ballroom (formerly Hanbury Ballroom) Brighton, England, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 30 Bodega Social Nottingham, Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 1 Purcell Room , Southbank Centre, London, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 4 Comet Club Berlin, Berlin, de
Apr 5 Gruner Jager Hamburg, GERMANY
Apr 6 Studio 672 Koln, Germany, DE
Apr 7 Ponyhof Frankfurt am Main, DE
Apr 7 Binnenstad Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
Apr 8 Motel Mozaique Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
Apr 9 Witloof Bar @ Botanique Brussels, BE
Apr 14 LA CARENE Brest, FRANCE
Apr 16 Café De La Danse Paris, FRANCE

---

      

Comments (27)

Greatness

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 4:25 PM

Looks like they updated Grizzly Adams for an indie audience.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 4:29 PM

Wow 66.MB Wave convert to MP3!

Posted by xxx | March 9, 2011 4:31 PM

there's hummus lurking inside that man's facial hair....

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 4:33 PM

didnt someone in LTE have a wife get murdered or something miserable like that?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 4:44 PM

is he serious with that outfit? it's 2011.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 4:45 PM

Genius

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 4:51 PM

hipstamatic can make anyone look like a tool.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 4:53 PM

there's no way that's hipstamatic, tool.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 4:56 PM

4:45 PM- you have to admit...that belt is pretty rockin'. Dude's from Texas. What do you expect?

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 4:57 PM

The look works. Beats the hell out of skinny jeans, trucker hats, and tattoos.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 5:17 PM

of course he's not serious with that outfit. hipsters are never serious, they're ironic.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 5:19 PM

Good riddance. Now I can finally get some fashion tips from him after the show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 5:20 PM

there's nothing Christian Bale can't do!

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 5:34 PM

Really upset I didn't know about this show earlier. The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads is one of my favorite albums and I never got to see Josh T Pearson (with or without LTE) live. Great to see new music from him too. Expecting to see that about as much as I was a followup to Loveless

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 5:52 PM

If you like Josh Pearson/Lift To Experience, you should check out the new solo project from Andy Young (LTE's drummer), The Flowers Of God. Best kept secret in Dallas, probably b/c they hide in Oak Cliff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I87TPhC4RJU

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 6:35 PM

@ 5:34 PM LOL!!! It does kinda look like him.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 7:47 PM

This album is spectacular. Sleeper of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 8:16 PM

Re: the wife. The bass player, Bear, his wife ODed. The last ever LTE tour ended when they had to return stateside 2 days into the tour due to her death.

Posted by Anonymous | March 9, 2011 9:27 PM

Where does someone park their horse in Brooklyn?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:20 AM

WHAT DON'T YOU FUCKING UNDERSTAND?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 9:16 AM

Jacuzzi Boys would not approve

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 11:34 AM


This shit is awful. Disgrace to the country music

Posted by RustinPeace | March 10, 2011 12:12 PM

RustinPeace, I don't think he was trying to "do" country or any genre in particular. Artists like him don't sit down to make a record for people to listen to, they sit down to make a record because if they didn't it would eat them alive.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:25 PM

like Bat for lashes is qualified to be giving 'recomendations' yet... fucking idiot bitch

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 4:36 PM

@ 3:25....Amen brother!

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 11:36 AM

@ 5:34 PM LOL!!! It does kinda look like him.

Posted by lecchami | October 23, 2012 5:58 PM

Leave a Comment