Lifters, Switchblade Waterpistol

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

The Lifters are a Fort Worth, Texas band, but it'd be hard to really pigeonhole them as such. Their sound is a timeless mixture of generous pop hooks, a solid rhythm section and literate lyrics. The group resembles, if anything, a country band gone rock. Vestiges remain (most notably the banjo and fiddle on “This Is”), but the group has moved on to a more mature, less definable territory that yields some great rewards. “Carolina,” for instance, is a stunning little tune capable of restoring a little bit of your faith in rock ‘n'roll.