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Lonnie Holley Preaches With Bradford Cox in Divine ‘Pulpit’ Video

Deerhunter frontman and Black Lips' Cole Alexander find transcendence with fellow Atlantan

Gather around, sinners, and hear the good news that is Lonnie Holley. The Alabama-born, Atlanta-based multimedia artist was born in 1950, but he released his debut album, Just Before Music, only last year. Follow-up Keeping a Record of It, out now on Dust to Digital, continues his interstellar folk-gospel explorations. The record also brings on noted Atlanta art-punk denizens Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound) and Cole Alexander (Black Lips) for instrumental assistance on 13-minute reverie “From the Other Side of the Pulpit.” The visual only adds to the rapturous effect, showing Holley howling as Cox and Alexander help out — not just on guitar or drums, but also by playing a ladder with a rake, or a metal cage with a blade. By the time the whole drifting soundscape is complete, some ambience-tuned seekers might find themselves speaking in tongues. “Amen” counts, right?