Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms of Surrender Vinyl Record
Led by the introspective songwriting of M.C. Taylor, Terms of Surrender finds the charismatic bandleader ruminating on complex emotions in the wake of a personally turbulent year. Over the course of six albums, fans of Hiss Golden Messenger have connected with the unique way Taylor identifies and articulates deeply personal sentiments and observations, all from a seemingly vulnerable place. There is always an underlying sense of hope and resolution throughout his extensive body of work that makes his songs relatable.
Hiss Golden Messenger is also an extraordinary band that infuses elements of rock, gospel, alternative, Americana, and folk that make their music easily accessible and highly infectious. Terms of Surrender encompasses all of these key elements and brings them to new heights. The album's ten songs touch on a myriad of emotions, inner conflict, and questions. Starting with opening track "I Need a Teacher," the narrator longs for guidance to help navigate life's endless challenges.
Terms of Surrender was produced by Taylor and Brad Cook and features guest appearances by Jenny Lewis, Josh Kaufman, and Aaron Dessner of The National. The album was recorded at Dessner's Long Pond studio in upstate New York, with additional recording at Sound City in Los Angeles, Haptown Studio in Nashville, and Overdub Lane in Durham, North Carolina.
- I Need a Teacher
- Bright Direction (You're a Dark Star Now)
- My Wing
- Old Enough to Wonder Why (East Side – West Side)
- Cat's Eye Blue
- Happy Birthday, Baby
- Down at the Uptown
- Katy (You Don't Have to Be Good Yet)
- Terms of Surrender