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On the eve of their first-ever tour of the UK and EU, Nashville’s Promised Land Sound holed up in the studio with Pat Sansone (Wilco) and Billy Bennett (MGMT) to cut their first official recording since their acclaimed 2015 album For Use and Delight. It’s now available as a digital-only single above, or via your favorite platform for digital music.
Thanks to Clash for premiering the song and for their kind words:
"Promised Land Sound retain shards of Nashville's country heritage, blasting these into a cosmic framework. 2015 album 'For Use And Delight' charmed the outernational psychedelic underworld, winning no small degree of praise in the process. Packing up the tour bus, Promised Land Sound have announced a string of European shows, including - glory be! - some UK dates. Alongside this, the Nashville group are ready to unveil the heavenly hymnal that is 'By The Rain'. At times sparse and fragile, at others grandiose, Promised Land Sound seem ready to tune in, turn on, and play the game by their own rules."
Here’s what the lads have to say:
"We were excited by how seamless working with Pat and Billy was, and how supportive they were while working on the project. We definitely can’t wait to work with them further. This song is about someone anticipating a positive change that ends up being an unexpected and unwelcome one."
The painting is by our friend Emma Schwartz.
Hey sunny day
I'm so glad to see you've left the clouds behind
I will look upon your beauty until I'm blind
Goodbye rainy sky
It's so sweet to see you leaving us alone
Please return when you have thought to change your tone
Or whenever all our needed seeds are sewn
We have nothing now...
How could we ever do without
Things that bring us pain
Brought out by the rain
How can you now
Still think that things are better off when dry?
Don't you see what you need to thrive?
But we'd rather die of thirst than know we're wrong
And what makes us weak makes you think we're strong
We have nothing now
How could we ever live without
Thoughts that leave a stain
Washed out by the rain