Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow

  • September 28, 2017

Following 2016’s Heart Like a Levee, alt-folk outfit Hiss Golden Messenger releases their latest studio LP, Hallelujah Anyhow. The ten track collection – again written by MC Taylor – was recorded with an impressive number of friends including Brad Cook, Phil Cook, and Chris Boerner of Megafaun; Josh Kaufman and Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five; Michael Lewis, Scott Hirsch. It also features vocal contributions from Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (Mountain Man), Tift Merritt, Skylar Gudasz, Tamisha Waden, Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), and John Paul White. To quote Taylor regarding the album, “This music is for hope. That’s the only thing I want to say about it. Love is the only way out. I’ve never been afraid of the darkness; it’s just a different kind of light. And if some days that belief comes harder than others, hallelujah anyhow.” With such a voluminous and excellent discography, it is difficult to pick the top album but one thing is for sure: Hallelujah Anyhow is certainly a contender. – Written by JFelton



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