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Hiss Golden Messenger Announces Fall North American Tour Dates

Some Proceeds Go to Durham Public Schools Foundation

May 14, 2019

Hiss Golden Messenger (the band led by M.C. Taylor) has announced some new fall North American tour dates. They go down this September, October, and November and include shows on both coasts and in between, as well as in Canada.  More

Merge Records Announces Initial Lineup for 30th Anniversary Festival

July 24-27, 2019, in Carrboro and Durham, NC - Destroyer, Wye Oak, Waxahatchee, The Mountain Goats, Superchunk, and More

Feb 06, 2019

Merge Records are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a hometown festival July 24-27, 2019, in Carrboro and Durham, NC. The four-day festival is set to feature more than 30 artists and the initial lineup has been announced.  More

Hiss Golden Messenger Announces 4-LP Boxset, Shares Rarity “Rock Holy”

Devotion: Songs About Rivers and Spirits and Children Due Out November 2 via Merge

Sep 13, 2018

Hiss Golden Messenger (the band led by M.C. Taylor) have announced a new 4-LP boxset, Devotion: Songs About Rivers and Spirits and Children, and shared one of its tracks, the rarity "Rock Holy." More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Gaz Coombes, Let’s Eat Grandma, Snail Mail, and More

Plus Okkervil River, The Go! Team, King Tuff (feat. Jenny Lewis), Hiss Golden Messenger, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 23, 2018

Last week we skipped Songs of the Week. Most of the music industry was in Austin for SXSW and thus few notable songs were shared last week, leaving us with not enough contenders to even put together a Top 5 we were truly excited about. So this week's Songs of the Week mainly covers this week, but has a few songs from last week, including the song that would've been our #1 last week if we'd done a list. Hence we have a Top 12 this week. More

Mar 20, 2018

Hiss Golden Messenger (the band led by M.C. Taylor) have shared a new song, "Passing Clouds," with proceeds going to Everytown for Gun Safety. The song, along with a dub remix, will be released at midnight via Spacebomb Records, with all proceeds going to the charity Everytown for Gun Safety, the nonprofit looking to end gun violence.  More

Aug 28, 2017

Hiss Golden Messenger announced a new albumHallelujah Anyhow, last month, but when it was announced they didn't share any music from the album. Now they have made up for that by sharing two new songs at the same time, "Domino (Time Will Tell)" and "When the Wall Comes Down."  More

Hiss Golden Messenger Announce New Album

Hallelujah Anyhow Due Out September 22 via Merge

Jul 25, 2017

Hiss Golden Messenger just released their last album, Heart Like a Levee, last October via Merge, but they have already announced another one due for release a little less than a year later. It's entitled Hallelujah Anyhow and is due out September 22, also via Merge.  More

Nov 16, 2016

Hiss Golden Messenger released their new album, Heart Like a Levee, last month via Merge. The band led by M.C. Taylor have now shared a new video for "Like a Mirror Loves a Hammer."  More

Listen: Hiss Golden Messenger - “Heart Like a Levee”

Heart Like a Levee Due Out October 7 via Merge

Sep 30, 2016

Hiss Golden Messenger are releasing their new album, Heart Like a Levee, next Friday (October 7) via Merge. The band led by M.C. Taylor has already shared several songs from the album, but a week before its release we are now treated to title track "Heart Like a Levee," a banjo and backing vocals infused dose of Americana. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Events: Car Seat Headrest, Hinds, Eleanor Friedberger, and More

Everything Everything, Caveman, Still Corners, Julien Baker, Sunflower Bean, Petite Noir, Fear of Men, Yuck, Gwenno, Girls Names, Cullen Omori, TEEN, and Others to Play

Mar 04, 2016

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2016 events: two day parties on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17 and one official nighttime showcase on Wednesday, March 16. The lineups include Car Seat Headrest, Julien Baker, Hinds, Eleanor Friedberger, Everything Everything, Caveman, Still Corners, Yuck, Sunflower Bean, Petite Noir, Girls Names, Gwenno, MONEY, Cullen Omori, TEEN, Mass Gothic, Younghusband, and more. More

Premiere: Hiss Golden Messenger Mixtape (Le Guess Who? Edition)

Le Guess Who? May Day is Saturday May 24 in Utrecht, Netherlands

Apr 16, 2014

Le Guess Who’s annual May Day event goes down on Saturday, May 24 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Ahead of that, we’re featuring mixtapes from a few of the artists performing. The first comes from Hiss Golden Messenger. More



Reviews

Hallelujah Anyhow

Hallelujah Anyhow

Merge

Sep 20, 2017

M.C. Taylor has always been a songwriter unafraid to mark the starkest contrasts of human emotion. In an interview with The Washington Post last November, Taylor described his last record Heart Like a Levee as a "reflecting pool" for people to view their own emotions in his words and music. More