Promised Land Sound

by Promised Land Sound

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    + Promised Land Sound’s debut full-length record, following a live 7” on Jack White’s Third Man Records
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PRE-ORDER DETAILS

Pre-orders will begin shipping about two weeks in advance of the September 24 release date. All pre-orders include a link to an immediate 320k MP3 download of the track "Fadin' Fast."

Pre-order customers who order before September 14 will also be automatically entered into a drawing for a free copy of the Paradise of Bachelors release of their choosing (subject to availability.) Promised Land Sound will be available for digital-only purchase from this website and from major digital outlets on September 24. (For digital-only pre-orders, please visit our Bandcamp page.)

ALBUM INFO

Tracklist:

A1 "The Storm" 3:13
A2 "Empty Vase" 4:10
A3 "Make It Through the Fall" 3:24
A4 "Weed and Wine" 2:35
A5 "Understand" 2:54
B1 "For His Soul" 2:46
B2 "Wandering Habits" 3:45
B3 "Money Man" 2:31
B4 "River No More" 3:04
B5 "Fadin' Fast" 3:59

Promised Land Sound hail from Nashville, and while the venerable musical traditions of their hometown inform their country-rock sound—not to mention the cover art cartography of their self-titled debut LP on Paradise of Bachelors—their especial alchemy plays fast and loose with reductive genre boundaries.

The group emerged from the fertile Nashville garage scene—members have played with PUJOL, Denney and the Jets, and members of JEFF The Brotherhood and Those Darlins, among others—but they have quickly evolved to deploy a more varied country, soul, and pop palette than many of their brethren and sistren. In short order, they’ve managed to attract the admiration of esteemed folks like fellow Nashvillain Jack White, whose Third Man Records released a live Promised Land Sound 7”, deeming them “one of our favorite local bands” and describing them thusly: “They're all youthful scruff and bluff, and they crank out tunes that would be right at home in Link Wray's 3 Track Shack or hanging with the specters of long lost 45s that haunt Nashville's overflowing legend-filled cemeteries.”

For such a young band—belying their seasoned and subtle musicianship, they’re astonishingly all around or well under the quarter-century mark—they’re remarkably attuned to historical precedents, cooking up some serious red dirt/swamp boogie and country-fried choogle à la the Flying Burritos, Jim Ford, Gene Clark, Jesse Ed Davis, the Band, CCR, Dennis Linde, Johnny Darrell, et al. And yet their tweaking of tradition never registers as revivalist or dilettantish, but rather intelligently inspired, refreshingly sincere, and reflectively rooted in the highest calibers of Southern vernacular songcraft.

Brothers Joey Scala (bass and vocals) and Evan Scala (drums) stoke the locomotive rhythm engine for guitar prodigy and singer Sean Thompson and classically trained keys man Ricardo Alessio to motorvate down the tracks. The woodshedding and session-vet vibes are palpable, their sound compellingly unhinged and singularly propulsive, all close harmonies, Hi-Stax changes, and “whoa, did he just do that?” guitar breaks, punctuated by moments of Velvets-style thud.

Our slack-jawed reaction upon first hearing Promised Land Sound live at the Stone Fox in Nashville abides: These dudes can play. Paradise of Bachelors is delighted to release Promised Land Sound’s first full-length album, co-produced by Jem Cohen (the Ettes and the Parting Gifts), Andrija Tokic (known for his work with Alabama Shakes), and Nashville guitar wizard (and Hiss Golden Messenger band member) William Tyler, who also guests on the record. This is the homebrew batch of songs you’ll need to “Make It Through the Fall.”

+ Promised Land Sound’s debut full-length record, following a live 7” on Jack White’s Third Man Records

+ Available on 150g virgin vinyl, in a deluxe, limited edition, as well as on CD and digital formats

+ Vinyl edition includes digital download coupon

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released 24 September 2013

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