RIYL: Dawes, Justin Townes Earle, Langhorne Slim

Label: Merge

M.C. Taylor’s Hiss Golden Messenger is embracing a more political tone on his newest album, Terms of Surrender without leaving behind their traditional folk-inspired Americana sound. One movement clearly on the docket: Defunding public schools. With his new single “I Need a Teacher”, the band pays tribute to the hard working teachers who are suffering poor working conditions in North Carolina, heck, all over the United States. It’s crazy to think that schools haven’t upgraded curriculum and books in over 2 decades, are using computers that run on windows XP, and have 30 students to 1 teacher, where 1/3 of the students in the class require special services that aren’t being met. M.C. Taylor shines a huge light on the struggle in the classroom with his single and continues on each of this tracks highlighting many of the issues ignored by our leaders in power. Now, off my soapbox and back to the vinyl.

The album is being release through independent record store, so call them and pre-order there, but if you need to, grab a copy directly from the artist, bandcamp or through Merge. Happy listening, and enjoy.

The Details

Peak Vinyl: Limited-edition pressing on coke-bottle clear vinyl packaged with a bonus two-color newsprint poster (22.75” × 33”). All other package details the same as standard LP including download card.
This looks to be the same as the indie only release.

From Merge: Will ship to arrive on or around the release date of September 20. FREE SHIPPING within the U.S.

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