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

Heart Like a Levee Due Out October 7 via Merge

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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. It’s kind of like bossgaze, but without the gaze. Listen below, followed by the band’s tour dates.

Taylor previously commented on the album in a press release: “I wrote these songs during a time of transition and doubt. The process was raw, but also joyous. I spent a lot of time with these words and chords in all types of weather. In the end I learned more about myself making this record than any in the past, and that’s one important way for me to gauge whether an album was worth making. I want to make records that feel both minor and major key at the same time; maybe ‘bittersweet’ is a good word for it. Life is simultaneously happy and sad at once and that’s how I want my records to feel. I think that’s how Heart Like a Levee feels.”

Hiss Golden Messenger Tour Dates:

Oct 14 Asheville, NC - Mothlight *
Oct 15 Nashville, TN - Exit/In ^
Oct 16 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
Oct 17 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina’s ^
Oct 18 Austin, TX - The Parish ^
Oct 21 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar *
Oct 22 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater #
Oct 23 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl (supporting Bon Iver)
Oct 25 San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
Oct 27 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
Oct 29 Vancouver, BC - The Fox ^
Oct 30 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern ^
Nov 01 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room *
Nov 02 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *
Nov 04 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon ^
Nov 05 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club #
Nov 06 Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk #
Nov 07 Ferndale, MI - Loving Touch ^
Nov 09 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *
Nov 10 Montreal, QC - Bar le Ritz *
Nov 11 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground ^
Nov 12 Newtown, CT - Edmond Town Hall ^
Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
Nov 15 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Nov 17 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^
Nov 19 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Dec 01 Antwerp, BE - De Roma
Dec 03 Brighton, UK - Bleach
Dec 04 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Dec 05 London, UK - Village Underground
Dec 07 Berlin, DE - Privat Club
Dec 08 Amsterdam, NE - Bitterzoet

# - with special guest Tift Merritt
* - with The Dead Tongues
^ - with Phil Cook


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