Lift to Experience Play SXSW, Box Set Out 3/24

Photo by Breanne Trammell
Texas cult favorites Lift to Experience announce a trio of exclusive performances occurring at this year’s SXSW festival. See below for a full itinerary.

Lift to Experience SXSW 2017
3/16/17 – Parish @ 1am
3/17/17 – Cenote @ 6pm
3/18/17 – Central Presbyterian Church @ 11:59pm

Lift to Experience, the short-lived yet still legendary trio from Denton, TX, reunited in 2016 after more than a decade apart to play Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival in London. The band also played a handful of smaller shows in their home state. With no further live performances on the horizon, this is simply not an opportunity to be missed. Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes may capture the band’s aesthetic best as she compares them to “a doomed angel singing over a desert storm.”

During their short time as a band, Lift to Experience achieved high critical acclaim and were so beloved byJohn Peel that he invited them to record three Peel sessions in just five months, and the band were included in the Best 125 Peel Sessions of all time.

In early 2017, Mute reissued Lift to Experience’s lone album, The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, on CD and vinyl formats. Additionally, a deluxe vinyl box set will be released on March 24th and will feature Lift to Experience’s classic 04/15/2001 Peel session as well as their demo EP from 1997.
The full-tracklisting:

The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads Double LP
LP1 - Texas
1. Just As Was Told
2. Down Came The Angels
3. Falling From Cloud 9
4. With Crippled Wings
5. Waiting To Hit
6. The Ground So Soft

LP2 - Jerusalem
1. These Are The Days
2. When We Shall Touch
3. Down With The Prophets
4. To Guard And To Guide You
5. Into The Storm


- Peel Session:
Side A
1. Falling From Cloud 9
2. The Ground So Soft

Side B:
1. Just As Was Told (7.52)
2. With The World Behind (3.57)

- EP:
Side A:
1. Falling From Cloud 9
2. With The World Behind

Side B:
3. Arise and Shine
4. Liftin On Up
Listen to The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads here

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