Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee (Released 7th October)

£32.99 – Highly limited indies only Deluxe 2xLP in gatefold jacket + poster + single jacket (Vestapol) + obi wrap & DL Code

We’ll also be stocking the standard edition £20.99 –  LP & DL Code

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


Track Listing:

Heart Like a Levee



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):


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)

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