Hiss Golden Messenger

Episode 307: Hallelujah Anyhow - Hiss Golden Messenger

Episode 307: Hallelujah Anyhow - Hiss Golden Messenger

MC Taylor's Hiss Golden Messenger may just be the Southern soul we deserve. On their ninth album proper (and fourth for Merge Records) the modern day skiffle-kings are delivering one of their strongest sets yet, and a salve for the troubles that ails ya in 2017. Kevin, Eduardo, and Andre are digging into this laid back, Saturday night groove of an album to let you know if it's worth all the hype.

PLUS! Deer Tick is BACK, and they've got not ONE, but TWO albums to announce their return. We've got a raucous track from Deer Tick Vol. 2 to help you get reacquainted with this American classic of a band.  


Hiss Golden Messenger @ Rock and Roll Hotel - 11/17/2016

Hiss Golden Messenger @ Rock and Roll Hotel - 11/17/2016

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.


Episode 225: Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee

Episode 225: Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee

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.


Ben Howard and Hiss Golden Messenger @ 9:30 Club - 1/25/15 [Photos]

Ben Howard and Hiss Golden Messenger @ 9:30 Club - 1/25/15 [Photos]

Last Sunday night British singer/songwriter Ben Howard brought his latest album, I Forget Where We Were, to the 9:30 Club for the first of two sold out shows.  The show focused mainly on this recent material, with only a few tracks played from his Mercury Prize-nominated first album, Every Kingdom