Hiss Golden Messenger “Terms Of Surrender” (Merge Records, 2019)

M. C. Taylor’s shape shifting collective, Hiss Golden Messenger, is very like a ship whose course is set by its captain’s moods and emotions. Pre release talk of Terms Of Surrender being, “Taylor’s journey through a tumultuous year of trauma and psychological darkness, hoping and working towards redemption and healing, and the conflicting draw of … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger “Terms Of Surrender” (Merge Records, 2019)”

Hiss Golden Messenger announces UK dates

The eclectic Durham, North Carolina outfit Hiss Golden Messenger aka MC Taylor have announced details of a six-date UK tour in December. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the new song ‘Happy Birthday, Baby’ a month before the upcoming release of their seventh studio album, ‘Terms of Surrender’. You can hear the track … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger announces UK dates”

Hiss Golden Messenger release new track from forthcoming album – Listen

North Carolina americana band Hiss Golden Messenger have released a new song called ‘Happy Birthday, Baby’ a month before the release of their forthcoming seventh studio album ‘Terms of Surrender’.  Frontman M.C. Taylor told RS: “It’s mostly a love letter to [my daugher], part apology, part plea for forgiveness, and part recounting of the day … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger release new track from forthcoming album – Listen”

Hiss Golden Messenger announce new record “Terms of Surrender”

The always delightful North Carolina band Hiss Golden Messenger have announced the release of their anticipated twelfth new album ‘Terms of Surrender’ which will be released on the uber-cool Merge Records on September 20th. Following a tough year and with the help of Jenny Lewis, The National and his regular bandmates, the new record is … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger announce new record “Terms of Surrender””

Hiss Golden Messenger hits the UK for summer shows

The North Carolina band Hiss Golden Messenger have announced that they’re playing two UK shows this summer. It follows on from the release of ‘Hallelujah Anyhow’ which came out towards  the end of last year. M.C. Taylor and his throng will be playing dates at Manchester’s lovely Deaf Institute on Monday 27th August and the … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger hits the UK for summer shows”

Hiss Golden Messenger “Passing Clouds” – Listen

Hiss Golden Messenger have teamed up with indie label Spacebomb Records for new track ‘Passing Clouds’  and they’re donating all proceeds to Everytown For Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization working to end gun violence. The track will be available from midnight tonight (USA midnight, although not sure which one of the four that is) through all … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger “Passing Clouds” – Listen”

Hiss Golden Messenger “Hallelujah Anyhow” (Merge Records, 2017)

“Hallelujah Anyhow” is the sixth release by self-styled ‘Nowhere Man’ M C Taylor under the moniker Hiss Golden Messenger. His band consists of an eclectic variety of musicians including Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Chris Boerner, Josh Kaufman, Darren Jessee, Michael Lewis, and Scott Hirsch with additional vocals by Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Tift Merritt, Skylar Gudasz, Tamisha … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger “Hallelujah Anyhow” (Merge Records, 2017)”

Hiss Golden Messenger “Domino (Time Will Tell)” – Listen

M.C. Taylor’s band Hiss Golden Messenger have a new album “Hallelujah Now” which arrives September 22nd and he’s dropped a couple of advance tracks from it online including the track Domino (Time Will Tell).  He told Uncut: “‘Domino’ is an acknowledgement that what I do for a living is, on its face, funny. But this life … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger “Domino (Time Will Tell)” – Listen”

Hiss Golden Messenger announces new album

Some nice news this morning from Consequence of Sound on an AUK favourite. Awesome cover art too.  They report: “Last October, North Carolina folk artist M.C. Taylor released his latest album as Hiss Golden Messenger, Heart Like a Levee. Now, less than 12 months later, the indie folk songwriter is back with the follow-up. It’s titled Hallelujah Anyhow and … Continue reading “Hiss Golden Messenger announces new album”