Hiss Golden Messenger "Hallelujah, Anyhow (Merge)"
A new record by Hiss Golden Messenger is always a reason to rejoice. Hallelujah, Anyhow (Merge) is even more of a reason to rejoice than normal. To quote head HGMer M.C. Taylor “this music is for hope. That’s the only thing I want to say about it. Love is the only way out.” So we all know who Taylor is subtweeting there, and thank the gods above for this joyous album. A sunny, positive album full of upbeat melodies, but never without artistic merit. Think of it like Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline” but Taylor is digging on the whole world. Check out the Stones-esque honky-tonk single “Domino (Time Will Tell).”