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1994 – 2000 (6 years)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Lifter Puller, or simply LFTR PLLR was an indie rock band from Boston and the Twin Cities area between 1994 and 2000. Their music is considered rather innovative, with its angular riffs and a synth-infused sound that predated the 80's revival fads of the early 2000's. Arguably, however, the band is most known for frontman Craig Finn's elaborate lyrics, which often relied upon a well established universe of drug-addled coeds, cash-strapped nightclub proprietors, murdered ravers and their adventures in a highly fictionalized and decadent version of Minneapolis.
The band released three LPs and an EP before breaking up in the summer of 2000. In 2002, the compilation Soft Rock was released, featuring nearly every song in the Lifter Puller catalogue, excluding their final album, Fiestas and Fiascos, and the songs "Prescription Sunglasses", "Emperor", "Slips Backwards" and "Bitchy Christmas".
As of 2006, all Lifter Puller records are out of print, but certain albums are available on iTunes and emusic.
Three albums, Lifter Puller, The Entertainment and Arts, Half Dead and Dynamite and a collection of unreleased material, Slips Backwards were released in digital format on December 1, 2009.
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