Something for the weekend: Hiss Golden Messenger “Hardlytown”

Well that’s it for us this week dear reader, and we leave you with a Dylan inspired video (you know the one) from MC Taylor aka Hiss Golden Messenger, which is taken from his forthcoming new album ‘Quietly Blowing It’ which lands on June 25th via Merge Records, and which we are very excited about given the pedigree of musicians involved – Griffin and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Anaïs Mitchell, Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller, and Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman. Not so much dream dinner party as dream after dinner entertainment line-up. “The times that we’re living through have made me think, in so many different ways large and small, about our obligations to one another,” says Taylor. “How much to give away? How much to keep for ourselves? How much is too much, and how much is not enough? Maybe the conversation that the mother and son have throughout ‘Hardlytown’ was my attempt to reckon with the tension that exists between selflessness and selfishness. We all know some version of this conversation. We’re currently in the middle of it as a country and as a species. I have two children, and I’m trying to teach them about what it means to be, and the ways we all stand to benefit from being, good neighbors. It’s sort of a simple lesson in theory, but more complicated in practice. But then, I guess all good things are.” Like my relationship status on Facebook. Have a good one.


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