Hiss Golden Messenger is an eastern seaboard collaboration between North Carolina-based songwriter M.C. Taylor and Brooklyn-based multin-instrumentalist Scott Hirsch. The two have been playing music together for almost two decades and are finally getting the proper attention they deserve with their fourth full length album, Poor Moon. For a taste of their unique alt-country sound, check out album highlight “Westering.”
David Bowie described Poor Moon as, “mystical country [music], like an eerie yellowing photograph.” It’s an apt description for music that looks back as much as it looks forward. With their music, it’s almost as id Taylor and Hirsch are creating new photographs using some advanced technology that makes them look like old, yellowing photographs. They’re looking towards the past to create a vision for the future.