Tag: Hiss Golden Messenger

Weekend Showcase 3.36

Weekend Showcase 3.36

This was a sensational week for new music, and, as a result, we were extremely busy. We covered six LPs and one EP, featured three premieres, and had two photo essays. Daily picks for Ottawa’s annual CityFolk were also shared. And of course, we had our daily mini-playlist features. All this coverage has yielded a 59-song long Weekend Showcase 3.36 […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, September 13th

Melodic Tonic ’17, September 13th

Since the 18th annual AmericanaFest is happening this week in Nashville, the Melodic Tonic September 13th edition has a strong American focus. While not all six of the songs in this playlist are from the Americana genre, these selections run the gamut from folk and rock to electronic pop. We kick things off with a pair of true American troubadours […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.25

Weekend Showcase 3.25

2017 is half over, and the first six months of the year featured incredible music. This past week, though, was full of surprises and may have the best of the year. Reflecting how awesome the past seven days were, the Weekend Showcase 3.25 edition is the longest mega-playlist in our short history. It features 60 songs, although the final five […]

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Saturday Sampler July 1st

Saturday Sampler July 1st

Happy Canada Day! We could have prepared a Canada Day playlist, but in true Canadian spirit we’ve decided to celebrate the beautiful mosaic of new music across the globe. Some of the songs are by recognizable artists, and they are standing next to bands and musicians awaiting their major breakthrough. Enjoy the holiday weekend Canada and may everyone else have […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Happy Holidays everyone. If you’re finished unwrapping gifts, possibly too stuffed from all the turkey, ham, and other goodies, or maybe trying to avoid the Christmas cake, take a moment to review the full list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. A playlist is also provided that could be spun on Spotify (no Thee Oh Sees) or SoundCloud (Go […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Over the past two days we have shared the first 20 of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. Today’s group of 10 is diverse and complex, featuring some of the most devastating lyrics and the most creative music of the year. The list is alphabetical, and then re-visit Parts 1 and 2.   Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.41

Weekend Showcase 2.41

Weekend Showcase 2.41 edition reviews the best in another great week of new music. From established stars to talented newcomers, these 52 artists have blown us away. Hear the songs in the playlist below. The music comes from 11 countries, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as […]

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Hiss Golden Messenger – “Heart Like A Levee”

Hiss Golden Messenger – “Heart Like A Levee”

Every new path taken in life brings a set of challenges. The joy, guilt, and soul searching can hit anyone hard in the gut. After the rise from his last record, Lateness of Dancer, M.C. Taylor – the genius behind Hiss Golden Messenger – had to contemplate the choice between being a full-time musician and an exciting job in Ethnography, where […]

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Newport Folk Festival July 24th Guide

Newport Folk Festival July 24th Guide

It was just on Sunday that the Ottawa Bluesfest finished, but back on the road for another festival. This will mark the 4th consecutive year that my wife and I will attend the Newport Folk Festival. No offence to the many festivals we have attended, but NFF is by far our favorite. It’s an extremely intimate festival, where roughly 10,000 […]

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Hiss Golden Messenger releasing ‘Southern Grammar’ EP February 3rd

Hiss Golden Messenger releasing ‘Southern Grammar’ EP February 3rd

North Carolina’s MC Taylor, also known as Hiss Golden Messenger released one of the best albums of 2014, Lateness of Dancers.  This was a true breakout record, garnering near-unanimous praise from blogs and magazines from all over the music world as well as a performance on David Letterman that impressed even Mr. Letterman.  On February 3, Hiss Golden Messenger will release a […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Hiss Golden Messenger, Hospitality, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jenny Lewis, and Jesse Marchant

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Hiss Golden Messenger, Hospitality, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jenny Lewis, and Jesse Marchant

Last week, we commenced our countdown of our Favourite Albums of 2014. In quick review: First five included Alvvays, Angel Olsen, The Antlers, Beck, and Benjamin Booker. That followed with Chad VanGaalen, Conor Oberst, Coves, Damien Jurado, and Doug Keith The last five consisted of Dream Boat, Eagulls, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and Hamilton Leithauser. Here are the next […]

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Mundo 15: Our Favourite Albums of the Third Quarter (July-September)

Mundo 15: Our Favourite Albums of the Third Quarter (July-September)

We’ve come to that time of year again where we list our favourite 15 albums of the past 3 months, spanning from July 1 to September 30. We previously listed our favourite albums from the first (January to March) and second quarters (April to June), and the list included a who’s who in indie music (e.g., Damien Jurado, Sharon Van […]

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Weekend Stream (September 5) – Robert Plant, Ryan Adams, Justin Townes Earle, Tennis, Avi Buffalo, Alt-J

Weekend Stream (September 5) – Robert Plant, Ryan Adams, Justin Townes Earle, Tennis, Avi Buffalo, Alt-J

There is a lot of great stuff coming out on Tuesday, that means this weekend’s Weekend Stream is stacked! Justin Townes Earle’s Single Mothers is streaming on NPR. Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant’s Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar is streaming on CBC (Canada) and NPR (US) Hiss Golden Messenger’s Lateness of Dancers, which Rich reviewed on Thursday, is streaming via […]

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Mundo Musique: Hiss Golden Messenger

Mundo Musique: Hiss Golden Messenger

This is an album I’ve been anticipating all year, Hiss Golden Messenger’s Lateness of Dancers. The North Carolina based duo of singer/songwriter M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch have been releasing records as Hiss Golden Messenger for a little over five years, but have played music together for much, much longer. Their blend of folk, rock, country and pretty much everything […]

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Mundo 5: Five + Five

Mundo 5: Five + Five

We’ve only entered the third month of the year, but we’ve been bombarded with a lot of great music. Today, Rich and I are going to each list five songs that we are currently digging. Some of the artists listed are ones that either of us or another Revue contributor has already featured, but these artists are well worth a […]

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