Hiss Golden Messenger – Quietly Blowing It (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:15 minutes | 708 MB | Genre: Folk Rock, Alt. Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Merge Records
Hiss Golden Messenger’s Quietly Blowing It was written and arranged by M.C. Taylor in his home studio—his 8’ × 10’ sanctuary packed floor to ceiling with books, records, and old guitars—as he watched the chaotic world spin outside his window. Between March and June 2020, Taylor wrote and recorded upwards of two dozen songs—in most cases playing all of the instruments himself—before winnowing the collection down and bringing them to the Hiss band. In July, the group of musicians, with Taylor in the production seat, went into Overdub Lane in Durham, NC, for a week, where they recorded Quietly Blowing It as an organic unit honed to a fine edge from their years together on the road.
Throughout Quietly Blowing It, Taylor brings his keen eye to our “broken American moment”—as he first sang on Hiss Golden Messenger’s critically acclaimed, GRAMMY®-nominated Terms of Surrender—in ways that feel devastatingly intimate and human.
1. Way Back in the Way Back (04:00)
2. The Great Mystifier (02:56)
3. Mighty Dollar (04:22)
4. Quietly Blowing It (04:16)
5. It Will If We Let It (03:06)
6. Hardlytown (03:17)
7. If It Comes in the Morning (04:05)
8. Glory Strums (Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner) (03:28)
9. Painting Houses (03:26)
10. Angels in the Headlights (01:53)
11. Sanctuary (04:26)