Happy New Year! Those of you who preordered Hiss Golden Messenger‘s wintry masterpiece Bad Debt will be pleased to hear that it’s back from the pressing plant and looking well-nigh magickal, if we do say so ourselves. CDs have already shipped, and vinyl ships this week, so keep your eyes on your mailboxes. We are still accepting preorders until Jan. 14, so this is your last chance to get a free copy of the digital live album London Exodus as part of the deal.
Many thanks to Pitchfork for kindly streaming the entirety of the album free until release day here on Pitchfork Advance.
Reviews are coming in, among which we’d like to mention Alastair McKay’s glowing 9/10 assessment for Uncut.
9/10. It’s an extraordinary set… a lullaby for uncertain times, a moment of sudden clarity in a moving, mystical trip. This is Taylor’s For Emma, Forever Ago.
– Alastair McKay, Uncut
Those of you in the EU, check out upcoming HGM tour dates here. Steve Gunn is coming to the EU very soon as well. Promised Land Sound has just announced a string of upcoming dates in the US, with the Drive-by Truckers and others. And the mighty Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band have these shows booked. Get out there and see some live music!
If you need some incentive, check out our freshly updated list of year-end accolades.