Fiestas and Fiascos

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Fiestas and Fiascos
Studio album by Lifter Puller
Released February 8, 2000 (2000-02-08)[1] (Self-Starter)
February 15, 2000 (2000-02-15) (The Orchard)[2]
Genre Post-punk
Length 30:47
Label The Self-Starter Foundation (PSP 010)[1]
The Orchard[2]
Producer Dave Gardner and Eric Olsen
Lifter Puller chronology
The Entertainment and Arts EP
(1998)String Module Error: Match not found1998
Fiestas and Fiascos
Soft Rock
(2002)Soft Rock2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (8.8/10)[4]

Fiestas and Fiascos is the final Lifter Puller LP composed of new material and the only album of theirs not included on Soft Rock. The record is much tighter than previous songs, following the direction implied by songs like "Secret Santa Cruz," where the band plays hook-centrically and vocalist Craig Finn sings with more vocal force (shouting at times) than melodicism. The almost exclusively mythological focus of "Fiestas..." in many ways foreshadows the approach Finn would take with The Hold Steady, as does the less melodic vocal approach. In addition, the record ends with the burning of the "Nice Nice", bringing the Lifter Puller Folklore back to its start[citation needed].

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lonely in a Limousine" – 2:11
  2. "Candy's Room" – 1:54
  3. "Space Humping $19.99" – 2:45
  4. "Manpark" – 2:33
  5. "Lake Street Is for Lovers" – 1:06
  6. "Nice Nice" – 3:35
  7. "Katrina and the K-Hole" – 2:07
  8. "Cruised and Accused of Cruising" – 1:37
  9. "Touch My Stuff" – 2:36
  10. "Lie Down on Landsdowne" – 3:36
  11. "Lifter Puller vs. the End of the Evening" – 3:27
  12. "The Flex and the Buff Result" – 3:21


  1. ^ a b "Lifter Puller". The Self-Starter Foundation. 
  2. ^ a b "Fiestas + Fiascos". eMusic. Allmusic. 
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review