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 described as”part apology, part plea, part love letter” and a record “that mirrors the searching spirit of the music.”

Lead singer MC Taylor says that he wanted to make ‘Terms of Surrender’ “a wandering record. I wanted where we recorded it to mirror the searching spirit of the music.” Having written upwards of 40 songs—in motel rooms, his studio in Durham, and a secluded cottage outside of Charlottesville, Virginia— Taylor winnowed them down to the ten works that comprise the end record. With regular collaborators—including Phil and Brad Cook, Josh Kaufman, and Matt McCaughan—and new friends like Lewis and Aaron Dessner from The National, the crew decamped to Dessner’s Long Pond studio in upstate New York, Sound City in Los Angeles, and producer Roger Moutenot’s Haptown studio in Nashville to create what’s described as “the most fully realized and genre-defying Hiss Golden Messenger album to date. ”

You can watch the political new video to first track from the album ‘I Need a Teacher’ below.

Hiss Golden Messenger – ‘Terms Of Surrender’ track listing:

I Need A Teacher
Bright Direction (You’re A Dark Star Now)
My Wing — Old Enough To Wonder Why (East Side
West Side)
Cat’s Eye Blue
Happy Birthday, Baby Down At The Uptown
Katy (You Don’t Have To Be Good Yet) Whip
Terms Of Surrender

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