“Prayer Meeting” was originally the very first unreleased record by the pastoral psychedelic congregation U.S. Christmas, hailing from Marion NC, in the middle of the Appalachian region.
USX have a long career and several released on the mighty Neurot Recordings, published just after an ultra-limited demo batch of “Prayer Meeting” was around.
“Some bands make demos. We made a record. We didn’t do this for a label, an agent, or anyone but ourselves. It was the first step toward what would become a series of connected works. This record marks a special time in my life, and I’m sure the other dudes agree. Those days in the little trailer in Marion, NC were electric and filled with building power. Listen up, these are the sounds of our foundation.” Nate Hall, 2018
“Prayer Meeting” finally has been rediscovered, professionally remastered, and found its home in a ltd series of handmade and firebranded wooden boxes at Hypershape Records. Each box will be strictly unique and different from the previous one and will contain postcards and special gifts of nature collected by Nate himself on the Appalachian mountains, other than a luxury 8-panel digipack with visuals reboot at HPS headquarter. Honest and sincere record, it represents how the USX path started back in the days
Written, performed and recorded by U.S. Christmas
Nate Hall: guitar, vocals
Tim Greene: drums
John Presnell: bass
Matt Johnson: theremin
All tracks recorded by Tim Greene except “Devil’s Flower”, recorded by Marshall Grant
Remastered by Alexander Lizzori in Italy, Spring 2018
Artwork, packaging, manufacturing by Giorgio Salmoiraghi