Join us in welcoming Durham, North Carolina's Hiss Golden Messenger to the Merge roster!
Chief songwriter M.C. Taylor's official statement on today's news:
I've been buying Merge records for about half of my time on Earth, so I am very stoked and deeply gratified to be joining their esteemed ranks. I hear the steak tartare in the Merge Cantina is wonderful, and I look forward to trading in all of my cash for company scrip, known as Mergebucks (which is not yet legal tender but should be soon, they assure me). Onwards!
Hiss Golden Messenger is the project of songwriter M.C. Taylor, in collaboration with longtime musical partner Scott Hirsch. Since 2009, Hiss Golden Messenger has released a string of universally acclaimed albums, several with assistance from North Carolina label Paradise of Bachelors.
Before Mergebucks become currency, you can expect a new Hiss Golden Messenger full-length. Catch the project live on both sides of the Atlantic, with more exciting news to share this year. Onwards, indeed.
Hiss Golden Messenger on tour:
May 15 Dublin, IE — Whelan's
May 16 Glasgow, UK — Nice N Sleazy
May 17 Hyde Park, UK — Brudenell Social Club
May 18 Manchester, UK — Soup Kitchen
May 19 London, UK — The Borderline
May 20 Falmouth. UK — Beerwolf Books
May 22 Esch Sur Alzette, LU — Rockhal Café
May 23 Leuven, BE — Stuk
May 24 Utrecht, NL — Le Guess Who? May Day
May 30 Blackstock, SC — Blackstock Music Festival
Jun 1 Nelsonville, OH — Nelsonville Music Festival
Jul 9-13 Winnipeg, MB — Winnipeg Folk Festival
Jul 14 Amsterdam, NL — Paradiso
Jul 18 Suffolk, UK — Latitude Festival
Jul 20 North Devon, UK — Somersault Festival