Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow / Gifts or Creatures – Fair Mitten

I’ve been dreadfully slow with my blog writings and probably still haven’t featured some great records that came out something like half a year ago. However, I thought I make an exception and write a few words about brand new beautiful albums that just came out last Friday.

First we have the new Hiss Golden Messenger album Hallelujah Anyhow that is out now on Merge Records. To be honest, I’ve only spinned this once on Spotify so far, because I’m waiting for the vinyl to hit the local store. Therefore it might be a little too soon to praise it, but I’m sure I’m going to love it passionately. I’m ashamed to admit that I was a little slow in understanding the greatness of MC Taylor and Hiss Golden Messenger, but lately he has been one of my biggest inspirations both as a songwriter/musician and as a human being. His songs are remarkable and I love the way he continuously spreads love and tackles everything that’s wrong in the world. A true inspiration. If only we had kindhearted good people like him in charge. This is When The Wall Comes Down from the new Hiss Golden Messenger album Hallelujah Anyhow.

Hiss Golden Messenger Website

Gifts or Creatures from Michigan also dropped a new album into our hearts last Friday. It’s called Fair Mitten (New Songs of the Historic Great Lakes Basin) and it is a loving tribute to the Great Lakes Basin area and its rich history. Gifts or Creatures are a husband-wife duo of Brandon and Bethany Foote and they sing so beautifully together. The single Two Hearts (Two Peninsulas) and Green Gold are my early favourites and I could listen to such amazing singing all day long. Fair Mitten is a truly lovely record and it is now out on Earthwork music.

Gifts or Creatures Website

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