https://driftrecords.com/products/hiss-golden-messenger-heart-like-a-levee6292715844Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like a Levee//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/MRG575CD_large.jpg?v=1504827630//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/MRG575CD_medium.jpg?v=150482763011.99GBPOutOfStockHiss Golden MessengerHiss Golden MessengerMergeNew ReleasesRecords of the Year 2016Heart Like a Levee is the new long player from M.C. Taylor as Hiss Golden Messenger, one of our most favourite voices.
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The writing of the songs that became Heart Like a Levee started in a hotel room in Washington DC in January of 2015 during a powerful storm that darkened the East Coast. At that time I was feeling—more acutely than I had ever felt before—wrenched apart by my responsibilities to my family and to my music. Forgetting, momentarily, that for me, each exists only with the other. How could I forget? Though maybe my lapse was reasonable: I had just quit my job, the most recent and last, in a series of dead-end gigs stretching back 20 years, with the vow that my children would understand their father as a man in love with his world and the inventor of his own days. They would be rare in that regard. And then—driven by monthly bills and pure fear— I left for another tour, carrying a load of guilt that I could just barely lift. But in that snowy hotel room I found the refrain that became my compass: I was a dreamer, babe, when I set out on the road; but did I say I could find my way home? M.C. Taylor
SIDE A Biloxi Tell Her I’m Just Dancing Heart Like a Levee Like a Mirror Loves a Hammer Smoky’s Song Cracked Windshield As the Crow Flies Happy Day (Sister My Sister) Say It Like You Mean It Ace of Cups Highland Grace
Vestapol (Deluxe Bonus 2CD and 2LP only)
SIDE A Blackeyed Boy After the Colors Together’s Just a Word Living Above the Waterline Strawberry Girl Reel
SIDE B Little Rain John the Gun Vestapol (Is Where I’m Bound)
CD is digipak + poster style insert Deluxe 2CD is digipak + softpak + obi wrap +poster style insest LP is jacket + full album download coupon Deluxe 2LP is gatefold jacket + poster + single jacket (Vestapol) + obi wrap + dload.