Hiss Golden Messenger – I Need A Teacher

Labels:Merge Records
Number of Tracks:2
Total Time:00:06:36
From the Album:I Need A Teacher
Formats:AAA,Americana,Non-Commercial,NPR,Rock,Rock – Specialty
Available Date & Time: Jun 11 2019 15:30:00 EDT
Impact Date: Jun 24 2019 00:00:00

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER
"I Need A Teacher"
 
IMPACTING 6/24 AT AAA AND AMERICANA, IMPACTING NOW AT SPECIALTY

Announced for Boulder AAA Convention in August

 
New album Terms of Surrender out 9/20 on Merge
 
On tour now + US dates announced through rest of year. Listed below!
 
Watch the video for "I Need A Teacher" now!

“…Taylor has produced—quietly at first, and then more loudly—one of the most impressive bodies of songwriting of the past 10 years.” – The Atlantic

 

Nashville, TN – Critically acclaimed North Carolina indie band Hiss Golden Messenger has announced the September 20th release of its highly anticipated new album Terms of Surrender (Merge Records).

 

Led by the introspective songwriting of M.C. Taylor, Terms of Surrender finds the charismatic bandleader ruminating on complex emotions in the wake of a personally turbulent year. Over the course of six albums, fans of Hiss Golden Messenger have connected with the unique way Taylor identifies and articulates deeply personal sentiments and observations, all from a seemingly vulnerable place. There is always an underlying sense of hope and resolution throughout his extensive body of work that makes his songs relatable. Hiss Golden Messenger is also an extraordinary band that infuses elements of rock, gospel, alternative, Americana, and folk that make their music easily accessible and highly infectious. Terms of Surrender encompasses all of these key elements and brings them to new heights.

 

“Taylor’s elegant lyrics scan like stream-of-conscious poetry…" – A.V. Club

 

The album’s ten songs touch on a myriad of emotions, inner conflict, and questions. Starting with opening track “I Need a Teacher,” the narrator longs for guidance to help navigate life’s endless challenges. The video for the song (Seen Here) was shot during the statewide North Carolina Association of Educators’ Day of Action demonstration and features a glance into the eyes and faces of real teachers, children, and families that illustrate the humanity and what is at stake for our future. The easygoing groove of “Bright Direction (You’re a Dark Star Now)” hangs low as Taylor’s lyrics caution of fleeting short-term fulfillment in lieu of something more substantive. In “My Wing,” fear is harnessed and utilized to push forward instead of becoming a paralyzing presence. In the haunting “Cat’s Eye Blue,” lines in a relationship are crossed, making it difficult to ever step back. The stunning and poignant title track embodies the emotional threads that run throughout Terms of Surrender, featuring a fragile, sincere, and honest vocal from Taylor that serves as the perfect conclusion to the album’s journey

 

For over a decade, M.C. Taylor has written, recorded and toured relentlessly as the evolving Hiss Golden Messenger, amassing a devoted fanbase along the way while gaining the deep respect of fellow artists and critical approval from a vast array of press that includes Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, Stereogum, Paste, The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, American Songwriter, Consequence of Sound and Under The Radar. The band has appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

 

“…an essential figure in the modern day American songbook.” – Aquarium Drunkard

 

Terms of Surrender was produced by Taylor and Brad Cook and features guest appearances by Jenny Lewis, Josh Kaufman and Aaron Dessner of The National. The album was recorded at Dessner’s Long Pond studio in upstate New York, with additional recording at Sound City in Los Angeles, Haptown Studio in Nashville and Overdub Lane in Durham, North Carolina.

 

 

Hiss Golden Messenger on tour:

Jun 11 Columbus, OH – The Basement
Jun 12 Lexington, KY – The Burl
Jun 13 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre Rooftop
Jun 14 Charlotte, NC – Sounds of Summer at First Ward
Jun 15 Charleston, SC – The Pour House
Jul 11 Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company^
Jul 12 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium^
Jul 24 Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre (MRG 30)
Jul 27 Newport, RI – Let Us Go Into The House
Aug 07 Boulder, CO – FMQB
Aug 09-10 Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square
Aug 19 Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre*
Aug 21-22 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
Aug 24-26 Fayetteville, AR – Fayetteville Roots Festival
Sep 13-15 Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Sep 24 Greenville, SC – Radio Room
Sep 25 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Sep 26 Waverly, AL – Standard Deluxe – Outdoor
Sep 27 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Sep 28 New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
Sep 30 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Oct 01 Austin, TX – Antone’s
Oct 03 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
Oct 04 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Oct 05 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
Oct 09 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Oct 10-11 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Oct 12 Vancouver, BC – Imperial Vancouver
Oct 14 Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
Oct 15 Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
Oct 16 Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
Oct 18-19 Denver, CO – Globe Hall
Nov 2 Winston-Salem, NC – Symphony Unbound %
Nov 08 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
Nov 09 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Nov 10 Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Nov 12 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Nov 13 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
Nov 14 New York, NY – Webster Hall
Nov 15 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Nov 16 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
Nov 17 Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
 

^ w/ Andrew Bird * w/ Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats % w/ Winston Salem Symphony
 

CONTACT MERGE:
Cecile Duncan – 
***-***-**** ext. 117 or ******@************.***

 

CONTACT 7S MANAGEMENT:
Amy Kaplan – 
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CONTACT DAUNTLESS PROMOTION:
Jennifer Daunt – 
***-***-**** or jen.daunt@gmail.com
Karen Moran-Thomas – ***-***-**** or **************@*****.***

 

CONTACT SONGLINES:
Sean Coakley – 
***-***-**** or sean@songlinesmusic.com

Melanie Shrawder – ***-***-**** or melanie@songlinesmusic.com
Leslie Rouffe – ***-***-**** or leslie@songlinesmusic.com

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