Hell Freezes Over (and Lift To Experience Reunites)!


All hail Denton….

By Uncle Blurt

I was driving to Canada earlier today (hallooooo, Vancouver!) as part of my decision to both avoid the rest of the primary season and score some of those awesome cheap Canadian meds my email and tweeter thing keep telling me about. And it came across the airwaves: Texas legends the Lift To Experience is getting back together. Holy fucking shit.

Come June, in London at the Southbank Centre to be specific, the Meltdown Festival will happen once again, June 10-19, and no less than Elbow’s Guy Garvey will be curating it: the dude coaxed LTE to get back onstage for the first time in a decade and a half.

According to The Quietus:

The cult band, made up of Josh T. Pearson, Andy “The Boy” Young and Josh “The Bear” Browning, will reunite for an exclusive one-off show as part of the festival. The band will also mark the 15th anniversary of the release of their double concept album The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads with a re-release of the album later this year via Mute. The band formed in 1996 and informally disbanded early last decade.

Josh T. Pearson, Andy “The Boy” Young and Josh “The Bear” Browning will reportedly all be on hand, although with the trio’s history of instability, who knows? For those of us in the know, however, this is a huge deal – YYYUUUUGGGE, in the current parlance. You can bring yourself up to speed if you are NOT in the know via the iconic group’s Wikipedia page, or simply grok the Lone Star fullness, below. If the first track doesn’t bring you to your knees, you simply are not sentient…

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