logging into myspace every so often pays off
JOSH T. PEARSON
OUT SPRING 2011
UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
INC PURCELL ROOMS, LONDON 1 APRIL 2011
Mute is delighted to announce the signing of the unique artist Josh T. Pearson and details of his long-awaited debut solo album release.
Recorded in Berlin, Last Of The Country Gentlemen will be released in the Spring of 2011, with a UK tour confirmed (details below), including the Purcell Rooms on 1 April 2011.
Originally from Texas, Josh T. Pearson formed the short-lived phenomenon that was Lift to Experience, who released one sprawling masterpiece, 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, before splitting up soon after. So beloved by John Peel were they that he had them record three sessions in five months and were included in the Best 125 Peel Sessions of all time - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/top125/
Since then, Josh T. Pearson has spent many years in the wilderness, only releasing one studio recording, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, a split 7” single with the Dirty Three and appearing on the Mercury Prize nominated Bat for Lashes album Fur and Gold.
An unparalleled live performer, his return will be highly anticipated.
Watch an exclusive Parisian rooftop performance of "Woman When I’ve Raised Hell" by Josh T. Pearson here: http://www.youtube.com/joshtpearson
UK TOUR DATES – 2011
24 March - Sheffield, Queens Social Club
25 March - Glasgow, Stereo
26 March - Dublin, the Workman’s Club
27 March - Manchester, The Deaf Institute
29 March - Brighton, Brighton Ballroom
30 March – Nottingham, Bodega
1 April – London, Purcell Rooms