Meet: Josh T. Pearson, New Mute Artist
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.
Josh has already announced UK tour dates and will be making his way to the US sometime soon.
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Hailing from Texas, Josh T. Pearson first gained people's attentions with his former band, the short-lived phenomenon that was Lift to Experience. The collective only released one sprawling masterpiece, 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, before splitting up shortly thereafter. Lift to Experience were so beloved by John Peel that he had them record three sessions in five months and were included in the Best 125 Peel Sessions of all time.
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 on the track, Trophy.
Watch video - an exclusive Parisian rooftop performance of "Woman When I've Raised Hell" filmed by Renuad De Foville:
"And your old friend silence would creep back into this pettiest of all places He'll ask you again, which is better for worse: Living with me or living with all my ghosts?" - Woman When I've Raised Hell
'The Last Of The Country Gentlemen' Tracklisting:
1. Thou Art Loosed (Intro)
2. Sweetheart I Ain't Your Christ
3. Woman When I've Raised Hell
5. Sorry With A Song
6. Country Dumb
7. Driver Her Out (Outro)
UK Tour Dates 2011:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
March 24 - Sheffield, Queens Social Club
March 25 - Glasgow, Stereo
March 26 - Dublin, the Workman's Club
March 27 - Manchester, The Deaf Institute
March 29 - Brighton, Brighton Ballroom
March 30 - Nottingham, Bodega
April 01 - London, Purcell Rooms
Photo Credit: Steve Gullick
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For the latest information, go to:
Josh T. Pearson Official Website