Acclaimed Grammy-nominated band Hiss Golden Messenger performs at 9:30 Club on Friday, Oct. 20, in support of their recent album Jump for Joy (Merge Records).
Musically, lyrically, and conceptually, Jump for Joy is unlike any previous Hiss Golden Messenger album. For starters, it contains the most optimistic and groove-filled songs that bandleader and singer-songwriter MC Taylor has made. The narrative is somewhat autobiographical as he created a character to represent his life in music. As the album title suggests, a joyful ambience permeates the record and offers a sense of freedom in the music.
The album’s first single “Nu-Grape” bursts with buoyant verses and a gospel-tinged chorus featuring Aoife O’Donovan and Amy Helm on backing vocals.
Watch the official music video for “Nu-Grape” by Hiss Golden Messenger on YouTube:
Jump for Joy is the follow-up to 2021’s critically acclaimed release Quietly Blowing It, which was an intimate and introspective offering. The album received 4-star reviews in Rolling Stone and American Songwriter along with positive coverage in The New York Times, Associated Press, Relix, and more. Taylor was featured on NPR Weekend Edition and the band appeared on CBS Saturday Morning. Hiss Golden Messenger’s 2019 album Terms of Surrender received a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album.
Hiss Golden Messenger
Friday, Oct. 20
Doors @ 6pm
$29 GA/$99 VIP