I spent this morning answering questions via e-mail for a Lifter Puller interview as part of an oral history of one of my all-time favorite bands. Naturally, that put me in a Lifter Puller kind of mood today.
"Secret Santa Cruz" was one of my very favorite Lifter Puller tunes, so I was honored to have it chosen as the a-side on the 7" single that I posthumously released for the band in 2001.
Craig Finn and Tad Kubler of Lifter Puller have moved on to huge things with The Hold Steady. I adore The Hold Steady and am thrilled beyond words for their much-deserved success. I still miss Lifter Puller.