Hiss Golden Messenger Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “I Need a Teacher” | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

Hiss Golden Messenger Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “I Need a Teacher”

Terms of Surrender Due Out September 20 via Merge

Jun 11, 2019 Photography by Graham Tolbert
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Hiss Golden Messenger (the band led by M.C. Taylor) has announced a new album, Terms of Surrender, and shared a video for its first single, "I Need a Teacher." Terms of Surrender is due out September 20 via Merge. Watch the video for "I Need a Teacher" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art and Hiss Golden Messenger's upcoming tour dates.

Taylor produced Terms of Surrender with Brad Cook. It was recorded in upstate New York at the Long Pond studio belonging to Aaron Dessner of The National. Then there was additional recording at Sound City in Los Angeles, Haptown Studio in Nashville, and Overdub Lane in Durham, North Carolina. Dessner guests on the album, as does Jenny Lewis and Josh Kaufman. D.L. Anderson directed the "I Need a Teacher" video, which was filmed in May during the statewide North Carolina Association of Educators' Day of Action demonstration.

One dollar from each ticket on the tour will benefit Durham Public Schools Foundation, "whose mission is to foster community support for public schools and invest in our students, educators and families to ensure success and equity for every student." 

Hiss Golden Messenger's last album of new material was 2017's Hallelujah Anyhow, on Merge. Although in March 2018 he shared a new song, "Passing Clouds," to support Everytown for Gun Safety (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Last fall Hiss Golden Messenger released, via Merge, the new 4-LP boxset, Devotion: Songs About Rivers and Spirits and Children, which included remastered reissues of three previous albums (Bad DebtPoor Moon, and Haw), as well as the rarities compilation Virgo Fool. Earlier this year he also shared two new songs: "Watching the Wires" and "Everybody Needs Somebody."

Terms of Surrender Tracklist:

01. I Need a Teacher
02. Bright Direction (You're a Dark Star Now)
03. My Wing
04. Old Enough to Wonder Why (East Side-West Side)
05. Cat's Eye Blue
06. Happy Birthday, Baby
07. Down at the Uptown
08. Katy (You Don't Have to Be Good Yet)
09. Whip
10. Terms of Surrender

Hiss Golden Messenger Tour Dates:

June 11 - Columbus, OH - The Basement 
June 12 - Lexington, KY - The Burl
June 13 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre Rooftop 
June 14 - Charlotte, NC - Sounds of Summer at First Ward 
June 15 - Charleston, SC - The Pour House
July 11  - Asheville, NC  - Highland Brewing Company^
July 12  - Nashville, TN  - Ryman Auditorium^
July 24 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre for MRG 30
August 9  - Portland, ME  - One Longfellow Square
August 10  - Portland, ME  - One Longfellow Square
August 19  - Vail, CO  - Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre*
August 21 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre* 
August 22 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre* 
August 24 - 26 - Fayetteville, AR - Fayetteville Roots Festival 
September 13-15 - Telluride, CO - Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
September 24 - Greenville, SC - Radio Room
September 25 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
September 26 - Waverly, AL - Standard Deluxe - Outdoor
September 27 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
September 28 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's
September 30 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
October 1 - Austin, TX - Antone's
October 3 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
October 4 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
October 5 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
October 9 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
October 10 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
October 11 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
October 12 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial Vancouver
October 14 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
October 15 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
October 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
October 18 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
October 19 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
November 7 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
November 8 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
November 9 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
November 10 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
November 12 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
November 13 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
November 14 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
November 15 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
November 16 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
November 17 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live

*supporting Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
^supporting Andrew Bird

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