A frazzled take on country rock from Nashville’s finest Promised Land Sound. For Use And Delight sounds like The Byrds playing Lynyrd Skynyrd covers backed by The Band. Chuck in a keen ear for the harmonies of the deep South and you’ve got yourself a mighty cocktail of vintage sounds. Out on CD and LP from Paradise Of Bachelors.
8/10 Clinton Staff review, 07 October 2015On the inner sleeve four vaguely stoned looking young men fiddle around on an assortment of instruments. To the right wheezing an organ is a man in a pointy hat and a cape. Every band has to have their own Rick Wakeman. Promised Land Sound are a raggle- tangle bunch who play a kind of fried take on country rock. They have consumed enough marijuana to not have to worry about keeping to stringent songwriting structures. ‘Push and Pull (all the time)' veers from a pleasant Byrdsian jangle to full on Grateful Dead freak outs. The vocals on ’She Takes Me There’ are Alex Chilton circa ‘Radio City’, as pure and clear as running water and come the instrumental break they re-use a guitar riff of his too. The verses are exceedingly gorgeous with more than as nod towards Buffalo Springfield's ‘For What It’s Worth’. Elsewhere they veer this way and that through the back pockets of bearded men in the late ’60’s/early ’70’s. ’Through the Seasons’ is a Matthews Southern Comfort delight with watery guitars and delicious harmonies whilst the spectre of the Band is never that far away. I could keep naming progressive late ’60’s songwriters if you like? Ok then ‘Oppression’ sounds like Bob Dylan and Gene Clark at the same time. Very derivative - they don’t quite have their own voice but they know their history and can replicate it to warming effect.
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