M. C. Taylor is the man behind the curtain for Hiss Golden Messenger. Ever since he took the HGM moniker and began recording in 2007, he has consistently proven that he is one of the best songwriters working today. Based in Durham, NC (but as Taylor puts it, “I’m from nowhere…my geography is a musical one”), Hiss Golden Messenger is a country-rock ensemble of musical friends that Taylor has put together to bring his songs to life. HGM has released eleven studio albums and eps, five since signing to Merge in 2014. ‘Hallelujah Anyhow’, the newest full-length which will be released September 22, features contributions from Jam Room Music Festival alum Mac McCaughan of Superchunk as well as Megafaun’s Brad and Phil Cook, and Tift Merritt. Columbia will be one of the 1st cities to hear the new material live on October 14th! In the meantime, you can get acquainted–if you aren’t already–here.