Lifter Puller/Pre-Hold Steady BandDigitally Release Catalog


Lifter Puller
Lifter Puller was a rock band from Minneapolis, existing in various line ups from 1994 to 2000. The band was formed when Craig Finn moved back to his hometown of Minneapolis after graduating college. At first the band was heavily influenced by early 90s indie rock such as Pavement, Archers of Loaf, and Sebadoh. As years went on, however, they developed a style of their own and released three full-length albums, one EP, and a number of singles. They toured sporadically and largely unsuccessfully. After breaking up, the band received a great deal of interest and acclaim, leading to well received reunion shows in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis.

In the early 2000s band members Finn and Tad Kubler landed in New York City and formed The Hold Steady.

As recently reported on Pitchfork, the band is proud to announce that their catalog is now available digitally for the first time, along with a new collection of odds and ends titled Slips Backwards. They will also be releasing a book titled Lifter Puller Vs. The End Of, which will contain photos, lyrics, and an oral history of the band.

Slips Backwards is 17 tracks of singles, non-album tracks, and two live recordings from Washington D.C.'s Black Cat in 2000 – one of the band's final shows. Their eponymous debut will be available digitally for the first time, while their sophomore LP, Half Dead And Dynamite, gets the Deluxe Reissue treatment, featuring live versions of tracks from a 1998 performance at Minneapolis' iconic venue 7th St. Entry. The band's only EP, The Entertainment And Arts (Deluxe Reissue), also includes live bonus tracks from the same 7th Street gig. Fiestas & Fiascos (Deluxe Reissue) was Lifter Puller's Frenchkiss debut and last studio album, and the reissue features six live cuts from the band's reunion shows at Seattle's Triple Rock in June of 2003.

Download and share "To Live And Die In LBI" from Lifter Puller's Half Dead And Dynamite (Deluxe Reissue) here.

Lifter Puller Re-releases:
All Released 12/01/2009
Slips Backwards - [New]
Lifter Puller - [Original Release Date: 04.97]
Half Dead And Dynamite (Deluxe Edition) - [Original Release Date: 10.97]
The Entertainment And Arts EP (Deluxe Edition) - [Original Release Date: 09.98]
Fiestas & Fiascos (Deluxe Edition) - [Original Release Date: 02.00]

[Published on: 12/4/09]

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