Archive for the 'Hiss Golden Messenger' Category

Monday, September 15th, 2014

We’re back in NYC. Thursday night, September 18th, Aquarium Drunkard presents Hiss Golden Messenger with Alexander Sauser Monning at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. We have several pairs of tickets for AD readers. To enter, leave a comment with how you first happened upon HGM. Winners notified via email. Tickets available for purchase, HERE.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Since the dawn of the Great Recession, M.C. Taylor has emerged as one of America’s most potent songwriters. Formerly of hardcore outfit Ex-Ignota and alt-country band The Court and Spark, Taylor’s recordings under the Hiss Golden Messenger banner have chronicled his move from California to North Carolina, discussing his fatherhood, the duty of work, and […]

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

M.C. Taylor’s Hiss Golden Messenger albums weave a lot of layers into the songwriter’s work – folk, blues, gospel, touches of psychedelia, boogie, and raga – but with “Saturday’s Song,” a taste from his upcoming  Merge Records debut Lateness of Dancers, Taylor eases into an AOR groove, coaxing AM gold vibes that radiate with warmth. […]

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

“I had a little bit of a crisis,” songwriter M.C. Taylor jokes. Arriving in Asheville, North Carolina, where Taylor performed earlier this month with members of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. as a tribute to his departed friend Jason Molina, he realized that his denim jacket wouldn’t cut it against the Southern January chill. […]

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

A clutch of North Carolina albums have been on my mind of late. Hiss Golden Messenger’s Haw is the third corner of a triangle that started with the solitary winter blues of 2010’s Bad Debt and more full-flowered folk-rock of Poor Moon in 2011. The three albums cover a similar surface area, a haunted little […]

Monday, February 25th, 2013

When I was fifteen years old, I wrote MC Taylor a fan letter. At the time, he played in a hardcore band I liked called Ex-Ignota. I was a big fan of their split 7” with Uranium 9 Volt and wrote inquiring about buying their previous single. The band sent back a letter typed on […]

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Sometimes things begin with a phone call, or a name that you’ve heard on a few separate occasions, or something half-remembered you may have scribbled in a notebook. At least that’s how it began for me with Hiss Golden Messenger, the project of one M.C. Taylor, whose tunes came to hypnotize me this past winter. […]