Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like a Levee

  • Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like a Levee

Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like a Levee


InfoCD & LP7th October 2016

Heart Like a Levee is the new long player from M.C. Taylor as Hiss Golden Messenger, one of our most favourite voices.
+ Indie shop exclusive double disc editions to include 'Vestapol'.

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

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)

Blackeyed Boy
After the Colors
Together’s Just a Word
Living Above the Waterline
Strawberry Girl Reel

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.