Hiss Golden Messenger – Poor Moon / 2012

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Poor Moon could have easily been lost to obscurity. After it’s initial label shuttered the album was left without production, distribution, and chief singer/ songwriter MC Taylor was left near bankruptcy. Thankfully the album was seen to be worthy of rescue by the small North Carolina label Paradise of Bachelors and was set to be their second in-house release. If you snatched up one of those quickly sold-out, 500 hand-numbered vinyl editions you were in possession of 13 songs of spare,  skewed country soul.

The next step in the Poor Moon saga is Tompkins Square Records. The The California/New York label  is no stranger to uncovering and promoting great-but obscure performances and must have seen a kindered spirit in the beleaguered album as they have reissued it on CD and online, giving the album a deserved wider distribution and an opportunity to gain a wider audience.

Tracks:
1.Blue Country Mystic
2. Call Him Daylight
3. Drummer Down
4. Under All the Land
5. Westering
6. Pittsboro Farewell (Two Monarchs)
7. Super Blue (Two Days Clean)
8. Jesus Shot Me In the Head
9. O Little Light
10. A Working Man Can’t Make It No Way
11. Dreamwood12. Balthazar’s Song

 

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