Hiss Golden Messenger Signs with Merge, Prepares 'Lateness of Dancers' LP

Hiss Golden Messenger Signs with Merge, Prepares 'Lateness of Dancers' LP
Hiss Golden Messenger, the folk project of North Carolina singer-songwriter M.C. Taylor, has built a solid fan base and sturdy discography over the last seven years. He'll continue to do that on a larger level thanks to a new deal with Merge Records.

The venerable indie imprint has joined forces with Hiss Golden Messenger, and plan to release a new album from the project this September.

The record is called Lateness of Dancers, and it includes guest appearances from Megafaun, Brad and Phil Cook, William Tyler, Terry Lonergan, Bon Iver's Matt McCaughan, Mountain Man's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and frequent collaborator Scott Hirsch.

Lateness of Dancers will arrive on September 9. A trailer for the album can be viewed below.

Hiss Golden Messenger will also go on tour, including Canadian stops at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and Pop Montreal. Peep the itinerary below.

Lateness of Dancers:

1. Lucia
2. Saturday's Song
3. Mahogany Dread
4. Day O Day (A Love So Free)
5. Lateness of Dancers
6. I'm a Raven (Shake Children)
7. Black Dog Wind (Rose of Roses)
8. Southern Grammar
9. Chapter & Verse (Ione's Song)
10. Drum

Tour dates:

07/11-13 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
07/15 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Valkhof Festival
07/16 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
07/18 Suffolk, England - Latitude Festival
07/19 London, England - Bush Hall
07/20 North Devon, England - Somersault Festival
07/25 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (Merge 25 Festival)
07/26 Winston-Salem, NC - Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art
08/01-03 Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
08/28-30 Asheville, NC - Harvest Records Transfigurations II Festival
09/20 Montreal, QC - Ukrainian Federation (Pop Montréal)