Lift To Experience / Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, The
Album: Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, The   Collection:General
Artist:Lift To Experience   Added:Feb 2017
Label:Mute Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-07-12 Pull Date: 2017-09-12
Week Ending: Sep 3 Aug 20 Aug 13 Aug 6 Jul 30 Jul 23 Jul 16
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 3 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 16, 2023: Strum, Pick, and Thrash
Falling From Cloud 9
4. Nov 02, 2019: Being as an ocean
When We Shall Touch
2. May 12, 2022: Stranded at Settembrini's
With Crippled Wings
5. Nov 29, 2018: Being as an ocean
When We Shall Touch
3. Feb 22, 2020: Being as an ocean
When We Shall Touch
6. Aug 30, 2017: Brownian Motion
With Crippled Wings

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2017-07-10
New remix/-master/-issue of a forgotten 2001 post-rock classic. Imagine the members of Slint and Slowdive all grew up outside Dallas and formed a supergroup that released only one album—a 90-minute epic about the Second Coming taking place in the Lone Star state—and you’re halfway there. Outsized, beautiful, heavy head-banging rock ’n’ roll with strong religious and metafictional elements. This is one of the weirdest records I’ve ever heard (which is saying a lot), and it’s downright awe-inspiring but also a ton of fun. College radio exists for music like this. Favorites: 1-1, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 2-2. FCC WARNING: 1-2.

Disc 1
1. *(6:49)—Opens with narration, turns into post-hardcore bashout, then a moody post-rock breakdown. Builds, gets gorgeous and majestic. Big epic finish. RIYL Drive Like Jehu, Unwound, Moss Icon.
2. (5:45)—FCC (s***). Soft, spaced-out, lovely. Mournful cowboy gang vocals.
3. *(4:38)—The “pop” song, such as it is. Medium-slow, grand shoegaze. You can draw a line from this to Deafheaven’s “Dream House.”
4. *(10:13)—Slow, moody beginning. Builds into a trippy headbanger halfway. Jazzy dream-pop elements. Pretty, soft outro.
5. *(5:25)—Medium-slow shoegaze/post-rock bashout. The band enters the narrative and makes a deal with the Lord: they’ll tell the world about the Texas-Jerusalem Crossoads if the Lord gives them a hit song.
6. (7:09)—Droning fiddle. Big, jet-engine-like build. Cowboy chorus. Long, intense outro.

Disc 2
1. (8:45)—Mid-tempo, upbeat, galloping rock. “We’re simply the best band in the whole damn land.” Long, slightly jazzy outro with horse-hoof sounds.
2. *(4:25)—Lush intro guitar. Long quotation from Book XI of Paradise Lost as the music builds. Triumphant finish.
3. (6:47)—BORDERLINE FCC (“couldn’t give a horse’s ass either way”). Mid-tempo. Doomy Western song featuring acoustic guitar strumming and fiddle.
4. (5:29)—Slow. Scorched-earth solo guitar intro with tremolo-heavy vocals. Gradually builds to two group choruses.
5. (29:05)—Mid-tempo, doomy, swaggery, rocking in a laid-back way. Gets soft, the jumps suddenly back to life. Handclaps, gang choruses. Gentle finish. Silence at 10:00/-19:00; there’s a hidden Godspeed-esque track at 24:15/-4:45 with lots of tom rolls.

Track Listing
1. Just As Was Told   6. The Ground So Soft
2. Down Came The Angels   7. These Are The Days
3. Falling From Cloud 9   8. When We Shall Touch
4. With Crippled Wings   9. Down With The Prophets
5. Waiting To Hit   10. To Guard And To Guide You
  11. Into The Storm