Lifter Puller to release Slips Backwards
Minneapolis rock band Lifter Puller, sometimes referred to as the last band before the internet, is rounding out the year by finally catching up with the times. This week, the band which featured Craig Finn and Tad Kubler from The Hold Steady digitally released deluxe editions of their entire catalog, and all five releases are currently streaming on AOL Spinner.
Artist: Lifter Puller
Title: Slips Backwards
Release date: 12/3/09
Label: LFTR PLLR
Buy at: Amazon
If you’re worried that your memory of the Lifter Puller discography may be off, fear not; one of those five releases is a new compilation titled Slips Backwards, which is composed of 17 tracks of singles, non-album tracks, and two live recordings from D.C.’s Black Cat in 2000 – one of the band’s final shows.
Their eponymous debut is 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 Minneapolis’ Triple Rock in June of 2003. Lifter Puller also just released a small run of a book, titled Lifter Puller Vs. The End Of, which contains photos, lyrics, and an oral history of the band. The book was put together by the band with help from Jessica Hopper (Girls Guide To Rocking) and Minneapolis graphic designer Jason Miller.
Lifter Puller biography
Lifter Puller was formed by Craig Finn when he moved back to his hometown of Minneapolis after graduating college, and the band existed in various line ups from 1994 to 2000. They 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 Craig Finn and Tad Kubler landed in New York City and formed The Hold Steady.
"Slips Backwards" by Lifter Puller - release date: 12/3/09..