Hiss Golden Messenger will release a sixth studio LP, Heart Like A Levee, on October 7 via Merge Records. This is the follow up to the 2014 release Lateness Of Dancers.
Heart Like A Levee is a collection of songs written by Hiss Golden Messenger creative director M.C. Taylor. Taylor drew on the close-knit community of musicians around his home in Durham, North Carolina to record the album.
In a statement, Taylor says of the record, “I wrote these songs during a time of transition and doubt. The process was raw, but also joyous. I spent a lot of time with these words and chords in all types of weather. In the end I learned more about myself making this record than any in the past, and that’s one important way for me to gauge whether an album was worth making.”
Listen to the first track off the album, “Biloxi”, below.