Terms Of Surrender
Hiss Golden Messenger

Label: Merge


This is a pre-order and will ship or be available for pickup on or before the release date of Sept 20th. Vinyl version is the limited edition, indie exclusive. Coke bottle clear with poster!

Describing the wandering, genre-bending compositions of bandleader M.C. Taylor in a few short words can be kind of difficult. How can you sum up someone who has toured with names as varied as Mumford & Sons AND Michael Chapman, opened for Mavis Staples at the Apollo Theatre &  put out a record on cult psychedelic/experimental label Three Lobed Recordings?

Taylor says that he wanted to make Terms of Surrender “a wandering record. I wanted where we recorded it to mirror the searching spirit of the music.” Having written upwards of 40 songs—in motel rooms, his studio in Durham, and a secluded cottage outside of Charlottesville, Virginia—Taylor winnowed them down to the ten works that comprise Terms of Surrender. With regular collaborators—including Phil and Brad Cook, Josh Kaufman, and Matt McCaughan—and new friends like Jenny Lewis and Aaron Dessner (of The National), the crew decamped to Dessner’s Long Pond studio in upstate New York, Sound City in Los Angeles, and producer Roger Moutenot’s Haptown studio in Nashville to create the most fully realized and genre-defying Hiss Golden Messenger album to date.

Album Format

CD: $13

Limited Coke Bottle Clear LP: $20