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Hiss Golden Messenger shares two new tracks, “Domino (Time Will Tell)” and “When the Wall Comes Down”: Stream

A double listen at the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyhow

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    M.C. Taylor will return with his second Hiss Golden Messenger album in under a year, Hallelujah Anyhow, on September 22nd (via Merge Records). Today, he’s shared the first and second listen to the Heart Like a Levee follow-up by way of a pair of tracks, “Domino (Time Will Tell)” and “When the Wall Comes Down”.

    The former song is “an acknowledgment that what I do for a living is, on its face, funny,” Taylor told Uncut. “But this life has a pull for me; traveling for a living has been existentially good. It’s hard, and hard things are good, I think.” “Domino (Time Will Tell)” is a swinging number bolstered by horns and a peppy bit of guitar slide work. Check it out below.

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    As for “When the Wall Comes Down”, it’s impossible to make such a metaphor without bringing to mind the current political and cultural climate. Crestfallen but not dispirited, the hopeful song finds Taylor acknowledging the darkness of our times while vowing to “sing just like a songbird” anyhow. Check out the track’s lyric video below.

    In addition to the fresh tracks, a handful of new tour dates have been added to Hiss Golden Messenger’s upcoming tour itinerary. Check out the updated schedule below.

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    Hiss Golden Messenger 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/14 – Nashville, TN @ Americanafest
    09/15-17 – Bristol, VA @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
    09/16-17 – Atlanta, GA @ Midtown Music Festival
    09/19 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena #
    09/20 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena #
    09/21 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center #
    10/14 – Columbia, SC @ Jam Room Music Festival
    10/20 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
    10/21 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
    10/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
    10/23 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
    10/24 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    10/26 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
    10/27 – Eau Claire, WI @ The Halls of Lismore
    10/29 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
    10/30 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
    11/02 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
    11/03 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
    11/04 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
    11/05 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
    11/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
    11/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    11/11 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
    11/14 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
    11/15 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    11/16 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    11/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
    11/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
    11/19 – Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
    11/30 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
    12/01 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
    12/06 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
    12/07 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    12/08 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    12/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
    12/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

    # = w/ Mumford & Sons

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