Promised Land Sound: For Use and Delight
Nashville's finest purveyors of febrile root-work psychedelia return with a dizzyingly accomplished second album that highlights an expanded band (including members of the Paperhead and Fly Golden Eagle); bigger, bolder arrangements featuring more and louder guitars, squally strings, and Steve Gunn; and road-ripened songwriting that veers between the frenetic and tender, recalling Jim Ford, the Pretty Things, the Grateful Dead, Dennis Linde, and the Byrds at their most eight-miles-fried.
Reminds me of Eggs Over Easy & the Link Wray albums - a version of country-rock that isn’t too glossy, that still has gravel stuck in the boot toes.- William Tyler
What the Byrds might have sounded like had Gram Parsons joined the band a year or two earlier. Exemplary!- John Mulvey, Uncut
It has that wonderful bar-band sound. Really fresh!- Ann Powers, NPR
Brisk country-rock tunes that might make a young Gram Parsons kneel down and pray.- PopMatters