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