- Promised Land Sound
- (Deluxe Edition, Digital Download Card)
- Artist: Promised Land Sound
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 9/24/2013
2013 vinyl LP pressing self titled debut full length album from the Nashville Country Roots Rock band Promised Land Sound. 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 wood shedding 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. 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 Byrds, Flying Burritos, Jim Ford, Gene Clark, Jesse Ed Davis, the Band, & CCR. The album was 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.