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Hiss Golden Messanger announces new album with opening cut "I Need A Teacher"

12 June 2019, 14:15 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Hiss Golden Messenger has announced new album Terms Of Surrender, alongside revealing the album opener "I Need A Teacher".

"I Need A Teacher" is Hiss Golden Messenger's first single since "Everybody Needs Somebody" and "Watching the Wires".

Terms Of Surrender is, according to frontman M.C. Taylor, "part apology, part plea, part love letter." He wanted to make "a wandering record. I wanted where we recorded it to mirror the searching spirit of the music."

The new record features contributions from Jenny Lewis, The National's Aaron Dessner, as well as longtime collaborators Phil and Brad Cook, Josh Kaufman, and Matt McCaughan. Terms Of Surrender is Hiss Golden Messenger's first album since last year's Virgo Fool.


  1. I Need A Teacher
  2. Bright Direction (You're A Dark Star Now)
  3. My Wing — Old Enough To Wonder Why (East Side West Side)
  4. Cat's Eye Blue
  5. Happy Birthday, Baby Down At The Uptown
  6. Katy (You Don't Have To Be Good Yet) Whip
  7. Terms Of Surrender
"I Need A Teacher" is out now. Terms Of Surrender lands 20 September via Merge, and is available to pre-order now.
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