Photo by Alysse Gafkjen

Photo by Alysse Gafkjen

John Mulvey recently posted an introduction to Promised Land Sound for Uncut Magazine. A lovely review of their debut LP, with comparisons to the Stones, Gram Parsons, Allah-Lahs, and the Byrds – check it out!

In case you missed it, Paste Magazine wrote a few kind words and is streaming “Fadin’ Fast,” the first single from Promised Land Sound’s debut album. Check it out, and pre-order this fine album here:

Chance on the phone

Here are some kind words written about Chance’s “In Search” by Matthew Fiander of PopMatters.

In Search is a bizarre, murky ride through a murky fog of influences that Chance welds together creating something funky, dusty, swampy, and only tangentially connected to folk or country.”

Another kind and insightful review of our reissue of Chance’s “In Search”, written by Maxwell George of Oxford American.

“Chance’s sultry baritone and meandering guitar work ushered me into a forty-minute time capsule and I came out the other side confused, mystified, intoxicated.”

Stuart Berman of Pitchfork offers his praise of “In Search” as well as some nice background on Chance Martin.

In Search is a master-class in the art of Going For It, proffering a high-concept, cinematically scaled hodgepodge of loverman soul, outlaw country, blaxpoitation funk, arena-rock pyrotechnics, and Zappa-esque meta-prog that sounds just as confounding and bizarre today as it no doubt did to the few who got to hear it 32 years ago”.


Get stoked on these tour videos from Hiss Golden Messenger and Promised Land Sound, and watch out for them coming to a city near you!

Update on the PoB tour circuit:

Chris Forsyth has upcoming shows in Philly and Brooklyn:

8/16 @ Race Street Pier, Philadelphia w/Light Heat and Bardo Pond

8/21 @ St. Vitus, Brooklyn NY w/Margaret Mead and Michael Beach

8/22 @ Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA w/Daniel Bachman and Mary Lattimore + Jeff Zeigler

9/4 – Lexington, KY @Shaker Steps w/ Promised Land Sound

9/5 – Nashville, TN @ TBA w/ Promised Land Sound

9/8 @ 285 Kent, Brooklyn w/ Thurston Moore/John Moloney, Aa, PC Worship, etc.

9/11 @ Ortlieb’s, Philly w/Steve Gunn Trio and Cian Nugent


Hiss Golden Messenger has a few more upcoming dates –  with Daughn Gibson and Justin Townes Earle:

8/15: Washington, DC / Black Cat – Back Stage

8/16: Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s

8/17: Brooklyn, NY / Glasslands Gallery

9/4 – Portland, OR / MFNW – Aladdin Theater with Justin Townes Earle – Buy Tickets

9/5– San Francisco, CA / Cafe Du Nord

9/7: Los Angeles, CA / Bootleg Bar


 Promised Land Sound is hitting the road too, including some dates with labelmates Chris Forsyth and Steve Gunn:

8/23 – Springfield, MO @Lindberg’s w/Sister Shakedown and Thee Fine Lines

8/24 – Carbondale, IL @ Tres Hombres w/The Black Fortys and Young Loves

9/4 – Lexington, KY @Shaker Steps w/ Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band

9/5 – Nashville, TN @ TBA w/ Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band and Fox Fun

9/7 – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Little Theater Amphitheater (Paradise of Bachelors/WXYC Hopscotch Day Party)

9/13 – Birmingham, AL @TBA

9/14 – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box w/ Hurray For The Riff Raff

9/27   – Louisville,KY   – Cropped Out Music Festival

9/28 – Nashville, TN@ Album Release Show @ Fond Object w/ JP5, Weekend Babes, and Steve Gunn

10/3 – Springfield, MO @ TBA

10/4 – Carbondale, IL @ TBA

10/6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Hotel Foster w/ Cavewives


Last, but not least, Steve Gunn will be back in the states 8/31 in Brooklyn, NY at the Issue Project Room, sharing the bill with Omar Souleyman and Bob Trimble. Plus these excellent dates:

9/11  – Philadelphia,PA – Ortlieb’s Lounge w/ Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band and Cian Nugent

9/27   – Louisville,KY   – American Turners Club (Cropped Out Music Festival)

9/28 – Nashville, TN@ Promised Land Sound Album Release Show @ Fond Object w/ JP5, Weekend Babes, and Promised Land Sound

11/23  – Chicago, IL  – Constellation w/William Tyler


Stay tuned for Wednesday 8/21 when we’ll announce the line-up for our joint Hopscotch Day-Party with WXYC-Chapel Hill at Raleigh Little Theatre’s Stephenson Amphitheater! It’s going to be a doozy!

RLT amphitheater