Nation iconoclast Tyler Childers and his longtime band The Meals Stamps have introduced the brand new triple album Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? The challenge is due out September thirtieth and can current the identical eight tracks from three totally different views: “Hallelujah,” “Jubilee,” and “Joyful Noise.” As a preview, Childers has shared “Angel Band (Jubilee Model)” and “Angel Band (Hallelujah Model).”
Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven is the follow-up to 2020’s A Lengthy Violent Historical past, which featured eight conventional fiddle instrumentals adopted by an express attraction to rural whites on behalf of the Black Lives Matter motion. In a press release, Childers defined that his latest challenge is predicated in his upbringing within the Baptist church. He wrote,
“I grew up Baptist and I used to be scared to dying to go to hell. And plenty of that caught with me. Filtering by means of that and looking for the reality, and the sweetness, and the issues it’s best to take into consideration and expelling all that nonsense has been one thing I’ve spent plenty of time on. This can be a assortment that got here collectively by means of these reflections. In plenty of methods, that is processing life experiences within the totally different philosophies and religions which have shaped me, making an attempt to make a complete sonic instance of that.
“Working with the identical music three other ways is a nod to my elevating, rising up in a church that believes within the Holy Trinity: The Father, Son and Holy Ghost, and what which means. The Father being the foundation, the place from which every thing comes from, and The Son coming to unlock a few of these issues, permitting it to be extra open and welcoming. After which you could have the Holy Ghost as soon as The Son is gone — that feeling that’s supposed to maintain us sustained till we’re reunited, in no matter approach that appears.
“Message clever, I hope that individuals take that it doesn’t matter race, creed, faith and all of that like — an important half is to guard your coronary heart, domesticate that and make that one thing helpful for the world.”