Hiss Golden Messenger Announce Heart Like a Levee World Tour, Share Trailer

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After the announcement of an album about the turmoil and necessity of life on the road as a musician, Hiss Golden Messenger have announced that they’ll be hitting the road again soon for an extended tour spanning October through December.

Heart Like a Levee, the fifth studio album from the alt-country project led by singer-songwriter M.C. Taylor, will drop Oct. 7 via Merge Records, as announced last week. Merge teased that the album presents themes of “leaving and returning, belief and trust, guilt, honesty, and life on the road.”

Taylor said of the album:

I wrote these songs during a time of transition and doubt. The process was raw, but also joyous. I spent a lot of time with these words and chords in all types of weather. In the end I learned more about myself making this record than any in the past, and that’s one important way for me to gauge whether an album was worth making.

If the album’s catchy lead single “Biloxi” is telling of the vibe of the rest of Heart Like a Levee, Oct. 7 can’t get here fast enough. Watch a literary and ominous trailer for the tour below, featuring a colorful monologue from Taylor and a groovy little instrumental snippet. Beneath that, find the band’s full list of tour dates.

Heart Like a Levee Tour Dates:

July
28 — Portland, Maine @ One Longfellow Square (Solo performance)

October
14 — Asheville, N.C. @ Mothlight *
15 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In ^
16 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West *
17 — New Orleans, La. @ Tipitina’s ^
18 — Austin, Texas @ The Parish ^
21 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar *
22 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Bootleg Theater #
23 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl (supporting Bon Iver)
25 — San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent *
27 — Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios *
29 — Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Fox ^
30 — Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern ^

November
1 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The State Room *
2 — Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird Theater *
4 — Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon ^
5 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club #
6 — Chicago, Ill. @ Old Town School of Folk #
7 — Ferndale, Mich. @ Loving Touch ^
9 — Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern *
10 — Montreal, Quebec @ Bar le Ritz *
11 — Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground ^
12 — Newtown, Conn. @ Edmond Town Hall ^
13 — Philadelphia, Penn. @ Union Transfer *
15 — Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
17 — Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel ^
19 — Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle

December
1 — Antwerp, Belgium @ De Roma
3 — Brighton, U.K. @ Bleach
4 — Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
5 — London, U.K. @ Village Underground
7 — Berlin, Germany @ Privat Club
8 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet

(# = with special guest Tift Merritt)
(* = with The Dead Tongues)
(^ = with Phil Cook)

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