Paradise of Bachelors is now accepting pre-orders for Hiss Golden Messenger’s Bad Debt. M.C. Taylor recorded this spiritually devastating, austere antecedent to Haw (2013) and Poor Moon(2011) direct to cassette at the kitchen table of his pine-entwined rural North Carolina home in 2010. Ruminating on the riddle of faith, a firstborn son, and thorny existential questions large and small, the album laid the foundations for HGM’s critically acclaimed releases to come.
Pre-orders will ship at least ten days in advance of the official January 14, 2014 release date. All pre-orders come with a free, immediate bonus 320k MP3 download of Hiss Golden Messenger’s new and never before heard digital-only album London Exodus. This live recording captures a stellar May 2013 performance at London’s Café Oto, featuring songs from Bad Debt and beyond. Road brother William Tyler guests on guitar.
Visit the PoB Bandcamp page for other audio formats and Bad Debt digital-only pre-orders.
If you wish to purchase the digital live album London Exodus separately, and exclusively, you can purchase it directly from Hiss Golden Messenger here.
Taylor writes lucid, often heartbreaking songs about God and frailty and the passage of time. Bad Debt is vulnerable and immediate. There are times, listening to it, when I am splayed by its intimacies, made fully prostrate by them. Bad Debt feels like an apotheosis, almost. It is unadulterated in its portrayal of a person desperate for peace. - The Oxford American
North Carolina songwriter M.C. Taylor doesn’t describe faith as a safe place so much as the destination across some unbridgeable gulf. - The Washington Post
A thing of gentle charm & unmistakable cosmic American beauty. - The Independent (UK)