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
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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." Devotion: Songs About Rivers and Spirits and Children is due out November 2 via Merge. The box set includes remastered reissues of three previous albums Bad DebtPoor Moon, and Haw, as well as the rarities compilation Virgo Fool, which will only be available physically as part of this collection. "Rock Holy" is taken from Virgo Fool and was originally released on Merge's 25th anniversary compilation Or Thousands of Prizes. Listen to it below, followed by the tracklist for Virgo Fool and Hiss Golden Messenger's upcoming tour dates.

Hiss Golden Messenger's last album, Hallelujah Anyhow, came out last year via Merge. Back in March he shared a new song, "Passing Clouds," to support Everytown for Gun Safety (it was one of our Songs of the Week).

Virgo Fool Tracklist: 

1. Rock Holy
2. Black Country Woman
3. Joyce & Joel
4. Lion/Lamb
5. Father Sky
6. Issa
7. Back to the River Again
8. Tell Everyone
9. Karen's Blues
10. The Revenant
11. Hard Promises 

Hiss Golden Messenger Tour Dates:

Sep 20 Marfa, TX - Trans-Pecos Festival
Sep 24 Mill Valley, CA - Sweetwater Music Hall
Sep 25 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Sep 26 Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone Berkeley
Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Sep 30 Dana Point, CA - Ohana Music and Arts Festival
Oct 05 Nashville, TN - The Ryman*
Nov 16 Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre
Dec 13 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
Dec 14 Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
Dec 15 Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
Dec 17 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
Dec 18 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Dec 20 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Dec 21 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater

* w/ John Prine

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