Country / folk project Hiss Golden Messenger will join Carlisle, PA native Daughn Gibson at Johnny Brenda’s on August 16th. Though a relatively new name to most, MC Taylor (one-half of Hiss Golden Messenger’s core) has been making music for 20 years in various bands including California indie rock outfit The Court & Spark and hardcore band Ex-Ignota. April’s Haw, however, has spurred a current of attention and admiration for the North Carolina resident’s deeply reflective and inquisitive songwriting. While earlier HGM releases were recorded as a partnership between Taylor and his longtime bandmate Scott Hirsch (also of The Court & Spark and Ex-Ignota), Haw, HGM’s second effort via Paradise of Bachelors, welcomed contributions from members of Megafaun, Lambchop and the Black Twig Pickers.
In addition to recording his full-length, MC Taylor teamed up with labelmate Steve Gunn on a Record Store Day 2013 release titled Golden Gunn for Three Lobed Recordings – stream “The Sun Comes Up a Purple Diamond” from the collaboration here and watch Taylor perform a solo acoustic version of “I’ve Got a Name for the Newborn Child” from Haw below. Tickets and information for the 21+ show on August 16th can be found here.
Capital “W” Wow, here, ladies and gents. “The Sound of Law,” the new single from Central Pennsylvania experimental songwriter Daughn Gibson, is frantic, dark and utterly captivating. The pulse is heavier than we heard on his 2012 LP All Hell, and his booming baritone beckons across a spiky path of drumbeats and screeching, eerie, uneasy sounds. Venture in via the YouTube player below; Gibson’s Sub Pop Records debut, Me Moan, is out July 9th; preorders are available here.
Daughn Gibson and The Faint at the Making Time RADio Broadcast | Photo by Dave P
While you were flipping burgers and soaking up some of those lingering summer rays over Labor Day weekend (or were you braving the masses at Jay Z’s Made in America festival?), Dave P of Making Time RADio went out to the west coast for FYF Fest. In conjunction with Chilli Beans USA, the monthly indie/dance radio host recorded some pretty rad backstage interviews with Making Time favorites including Nick Waterhouse and Sleigh Bells. Now for your listening pleasure, the sessions (complete with DJ sets by the bands) are available for streaming on the new Making Time RADio website. Head over here to listen and download the archived interviews, and make sure you check back to catch the rest of the sessions as they are posted. Below, take a listen to the segment Dave P recorded with Carlisle, PA native Daughn Gibson.
So far it’s a been a great year for experimental Carlisle, Pa. songwriter Daughn Gibson. His stunning debut record All Hell, released in a limited vinyl edition on White Denim (the label run by Pissed Jeans honcho Matt Korvette), was met with praise from Pitchfork and Spin, and he’s been on the road extensively since its spring release. Now, the former South Philadelphian (who formerly played drums in Pearls and Brass under his real name, Josh Martin) inked a deal with Sub Pop Records; he will release his debut for the label in 2013. Below, download Gibson’s new single “Reach Into the Fire,” which samples two of his newfound labelmates – Shabazz Palaces and Tiny Vipers.