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Watch an expanded Hiss Golden Messenger lineup performing a song from ‘Hallelujah Anyhow’ on last night’s episode of ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers.’
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Van Morrison, Leon Russell, Hiss Golden Messenger, Josh Ritter, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and a tribute to Leonard Cohen.
Stream “Domino (Time Will Tell)” and “When the Wall Comes Down” from the upcoming Hiss Golden Messenger album ‘Hallelujah Anyhow.’
Listen to Hiss Golden Messenger’s live debut of “Brown-Eyed Women” by the Grateful Dead from a recent visit to NYC.
New albums out today by Phish, Todd Snider, Norah Jones, The Marcus King Band, Hiss Golden Messenger and Shovels & Rope make up this round of Release Day Picks.
Los Angeles-based rock band Dawes has announced an upcoming tour in April. Supporting act Hiss Golden Messenger will open the eight newly confirmed appearances.
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About Hiss Golden Messenger
Hiss Golden Messenger is Durham, North Carolina-based songwriter M.C. Taylor, in partnership with multi-instrumentalist and recordist Scott Hirsch, who lives in Brooklyn, New York. The pair have been playing music together for nearly two decades. Poor Moon is the fourth proper Hiss Golden Messenger release, and serves as the best summation thus far of Taylor’s lone journeys through the dark night of the soul. “God is good, and it’s understood,” he sings. “But he moves in mysterious ways.”
Taylor and Hirsch are clear that they draw inspiration from a variety of sources, including the blue-collar mysticism of Ronnie Lane and Richard & Linda Thompson; the high haunted atmospheres of John Martyn and Talk Talk; and American vernacular music writ large (from Archie Brownlee to the Staple Singers; Charlie Poole to Merle Haggard). Yet for all that, Poor Moon is a singular vision, one that only two companions could have made after twenty years of music-making, revelry, and repent.