289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
8:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013
Hiss Golden Messenger
Folk | Americana
This event is 21 and over
Daughn Gibson will be playing select shows throughout the country this summer in support of his 2nd record, out on Sub Pop.
You most likely have already heard of Gibson. In the short time since the release of his debut album All Hell, the handsome balladeer hailing from Carlisle, PA is capturing serious attention by tastemakers and music fans interested in new takes on country and blues. Daughn's background is rooted in playing in punk and metal bands and truckdriving across America, but it seems recently, he's taken this hearty rough-and-tumble past and made it more gentile. Adding a dash of grace and debonaire known best to predecessors like Scott Walker and Lee Hazlewood - doubtless influences. You might also hear subtle nods to Robert Johnson or Skip James, but Daughn throws a curveball by adding dark electronic elements to boot. Daughn Gibson's charm and uniqueness comes from his ability to perhaps equally fit in alongside Toby Keith or Depeche Mode.
Daughn Gibson released his debut album All Hellfeaturing this already iconic blend of electronic country and blues on White Denim Records, owned by Matt Korvette of Pissed Jeans in March. He quickly followed up this release with a 7" for "Lite Me Up" b/w "The Mark Of A Man" on Dull Knife Records. "Lite Me Up" is a perfect summer time jam…full of heart, soul, and a little bit of whimsical swagger.
Hiss Golden Messenger
Hiss Golden Messenger is Durham, North Carolina-based songwriter M.C. Taylor, in partnership with multi-instrumentalist and recordist Scott Hirsch, who lives in Brooklyn, New York. The pair have been playing music together for nearly two decades. Poor Moon is the fourth proper Hiss Golden Messenger release, and serves as the best summation thus far of Taylor’s lone journeys through the dark night of the soul. “God is good, and it’s understood,” he sings. “But he moves in mysterious ways.”
Taylor and Hirsch are clear that they draw inspiration from a variety of sources, including the blue-collar mysticism of Ronnie Lane and Richard & Linda Thompson; the high haunted atmospheres of John Martyn and Talk Talk; and American vernacular music writ large (from Archie Brownlee to the Staple Singers; Charlie Poole to Merle Haggard). Yet for all that, Poor Moon is a singular vision, one that only two companions could have made after twenty years of music-making, revelry, and repent. $12.00