Hiss Golden Messenger - Quietly Blowing It LPMerge Records
**Bonus live cassette available for in-store / local pickup while supplies last!
Quietly Blowing It is an intimate and introspective offering that finds Taylor ruminating on themes of growing up, alienation, obligation, hope, purpose, family, class, self-discovery, healing, and rebuilding, fashioned with impressionistic tones. He says the record “feels like the most personal album that I’ve made because I’m not trying to explain anything to anyone except myself.” Taylor reckons with these turbulent times in deeply personal terms and seeks to inspire listeners to do the same.
As with most Hiss records, Taylor has recruited a slew of accomplished musicians to help bring his sweeping folk-rock compositions to life, including regulars Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman, Bon Iver), Matt McCaughan (Bon Iver, Flock of Dimes), Matt Douglas (The Mountain Goats) & James Wallace (William Tyler Band, Mount Moriah). Also along for the ride this album are Dawes brothers Taylor & Griffin Goldsmith & country legend Buddy Miller (accomplished artist in his own right, and featured performer w/ Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Johnny Cash, etc)