Hiss Golden Messenger release “Lucia” video

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER RELEASES VIDEO FOR "LUCIA" OFF FORTHCOMING LATENESS OF DANCERS out SEPT 9 on MERGE, HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER play July 15 in Nijmegen, NL

The first song from the forthcoming Hiss Golden Messenger album, Lateness of Dancers. The video, filmed in Cornwall, England, was directed by video collectiveBefore the Winter Fires, who captured a solo performance by Hiss Golden Messenger’s M.C. Taylor on 16mm film using a Beaulieu R16 camera. The directors had this to say about the video: “For the past few years, we’ve been searching for authentic ways to capture folk and Americana performances to mirror that timeless quality within the music. Shooting on film-a beautiful medium rapidly dying out due to the rise of digital HD cameras-was something we’ve always wanted to explore. We approached Hiss Golden Messenger with the idea of shooting our first 16mm test, and Mike was really into the idea. We knew his music would work so well with the colors, grain, and raw imperfections that can only be captured on film. With just a couple of rolls per song, he had only two shots at nailing it, which creates this natural intensity on camera. We were really pleased to work with HGM and think the results turned out great.”

Hiss Golden Messenger will release Lateness of Dancers, its fifth studio album, on September 9th on Merge Records. The album was recorded outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina, and features Phil and Brad Cook from Megafaun, guitarist William Tyler, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man, and Taylor’s long time recording partner Scott Hirsch. In addition to the release of the “Lucia” video, Hiss Golden Messenger has released the track “Saturday’s Song” from the forthcoming album, which can be heard here. The album will be available on LP with gatefold jacket, CD, and digital; pre-order now via Merge.

The band will be on tour this fall with more tour dates to be announced soon.

July 15/ Valkhof Festival/ Nijmegen, Netherlands

July 16/ Paradiso/ Amsterdam, Netherlands

July 18/ Latitude Festival/ Suffolk, UK

July 19/ The Prince Albert/ Gloucestershire, UK

July 20/ Somersault festival/ North Devon, UK

July 24/ Cat’s Cradle for MERGE 25/ Carrboro, NC

July 26/ SECCA/ Winston-Salem, NC

Aug 1/ Pickathon/ Happy Valley, OR

Aug 10/ Outside Lands Festival/ San Francisco, CA

Aug 14/ The National/ Richmond, VA *

Aug 19/ Shaftman Performance Hall/ Roanoke, VA *

Aug 28/ Transfigurations II/ Asheville, NC

Sept 13/ Cat’s Cradle/ Carrboro, NC

Sept 15/ DC9/ Washington DC

Sept 16/ Johnny Brenda’s/ Philadelphia, PA

Sept 18/ Rough Trade/ Brooklyn, NY

Sept 19/ Brighton Music Hall/ Allston, MA

Sept 20/ Ukrainian Federation for Pop Montreal/ Montreal, QC

Sept 21/ Horseshoe Tavern/ Toronto, ON

*with Jason Isbell

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