Tyler Childers - Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven?
New Triple Concept Album Presents Same Eight Songs from Three Different Sonic Perspectives; Vinyl 3LP-Set with 8-Page Booklet
Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? is the highly anticipated new album by Tyler Childers and his longtime band The Food Stamps. This unique collection is separated into three parts, each with a different sonic perspective, but all part of one album vision. "Hallelujah" is a pared-back version of the music featuring Tyler and his band only, "Jubilee" is full band including strings, horns, bgvs and a touch of sitar, and an exciting new sound in "Joyful Noise." From Tyler Childers' vision, it's a genuine concept album meant to showcase the incredible musicianship of The Food Stamps.
"I grew up Baptist and I was scared to death to go to hell," Childers shares. "And a lot of that stuck with me. Filtering through that and trying to find the truth, and the beauty, and the things you should think about and expelling all that nonsense has been something I've spent a lot of time on. This is a collection that came together through those reflections. In a lot of ways, this is processing life experiences in the different philosophies and religions that have formed me, trying to make a comprehensive sonic example of that."
"Working with the same song three different ways is a nod to my raising, growing up in a church that believes in the Holy Trinity: The Father, Son and Holy Ghost, and what that means," he adds. "The Father being the root, the place from which everything comes from, and The Son coming to free up some of those things, allowing it to be more open and welcoming. And then you have the Holy Ghost once The Son is gone – that feeling that's supposed to keep us sustained until we are reunited, in whatever way that looks. Message wise, I hope that people take that it doesn't matter race, creed, religion and all of that like – the most important part is to protect your heart, cultivate that and make that something useful for the world."
Vinyl 3LP-set in individual printed sleeves with 8-page 12" x 12" booklet, in foil stamped outer slipcase.