Nashville’s finest purveyors of febrile root-work psychedelia, Promised Land Sound have unveiled their second single “Otherwordly Pleasures”. Their highly anticipated second album, For Use And Delight is out October 2nd via Paradise of Bachelors.
When Promised Land Sound (PLS) released their debut album in 2013 on Paradise of Bachelors, some of them couldn’t yet legally drink, so their remarkable maturity and rich historical reference points were striking. Like Laura Marling or Jackson Browne-artists who wrote with impeccable emotional literacy while still teenagers – PLS too were able to grasp at an emotional gravity in their songwriting that seemed improbable at their age. So it’s no surprise that their new album, For Use And Delight, shows a tremendous amount of growth as musicians and songwriters.
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In case you missed it, NPR’s All Songs debuted the first track: “The loveliness and vitality of “She Takes Me There” reflects all of ‘For Use And Delight.’ With a sound that’s at once more focused and wider-ranging than on its first album, the group shows why psychedelia is always a great aesthetic to revive.”
The songwriting, as well as the musical prowess displayed during their transcendent live performances, have made the band a favorite warm-up act. They’ve spent time on the road with Angel Olsen and fellow Southerners Alabama Shakes and William Tyler. The band head out on a West Coast Tour of the USA with fellow Nashville artist Natalie Prass in support of the album this October.