Hiss Golden Messenger signed to Merge Records in 2014 for the release of their fifth album, The Lateness of Dancers. The record marked not only an increase in visibility for the North Carolina-based country rockers, but also a leap forward in the songwriting of bandleader M.C. Taylor. This year’s release of the band’s sixth album, Heart Like a Levee, saw Taylor expand his musical palette even further, adding in elements of funk and psychedelia on several tracks including “Like a Mirror Loves a Hammer” and “As the Crow Flies.” The result is the band’s most interesting, diverse album yet, doubtless in no small part due to Taylor’s decision to commit to music full-time.
In the 21st century one of the greatest scourges on the music industry is piracy. Time was though that Seymour Butts could get twelve albums for one shiny penny.
M.C. Taylor's Hiss Golden Messenger is back with his follow up to 2014's critically lauded, Lateness Of Dancers. On Heart Like A Levee, the North Carolina singer/songwriters second album for Merge Records, Taylor is going deeper into questions of faith and explorations of country soul, and we're tagging along for the most excellent ride.
Because everything is better when it's country AF, we're taking a look at a new track from Atlanta, GA's Chris Stalcup and The Grange off of their latest album Downhearted Fools. Country. A.F.