Hiss Golden Messenger

OK Productions and The Georgia Theatre Present

Hiss Golden Messenger

The Dead Tongues

Fri, February 10, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Hiss Golden Messenger - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Hiss Golden Messenger
Hallelujah Anyhow is the latest studio album from Hiss Golden Messenger, out September 22 worldwide on Merge Records. Its ten new songs, penned by HGM principal M.C. Taylor, were recorded with Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Chris Boerner, Josh Kaufman, Darren Jessee, Michael Lewis, and Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Tift Merritt, Skylar Gudasz, Tamisha Waden, Mac McCaughan, and John Paul White provided vocal harmonies.

“I see the dark clouds. I was designed to see them. They’re the same clouds of fear and destruction that have darkened the world since Revelations, just different actors. But this music is for hope. That’s the only thing I want to say about it. Love is the only way out. I’ve never been afraid of the darkness; it’s just a different kind of light. And if some days that belief comes harder than others, hallelujah anyhow.” —M.C. Taylor
The Dead Tongues - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Dead Tongues
For the last 6 years, songwriter, guitarist, and producer Ryan Gustafson has been making music as The Dead Tongues; building his own corner of the new American musical landscape with twangy garage jams, bohemian country shuffles, opened-tuned meditations, and melancholy love notes. While spending time in the studio or on the road with Hiss Golden Messenger, Charlie Parr, and Phil Cook, Ryan and longtime collaborator Andrew Marlin, along with perennial bandmates James Wallace and Jeff Crawford, found time to record The Dead Tongues third official album, Montana, a new exploration into his uniquely new and old approach to songwriting. From the easy psychedelic blues of “Graveyard Fields” to “Empire Builder”, an instantly memorable combination of fleet-fingered picking and vocal melody that could shed a little sunlight on Springsteen’s bleak Nebraska, Ryan wields a diverse palette with a singular voice. His work hints at the tradition of folk storytelling without succumbing to it’s obvious tropes and chronicles existence as he sees it; a strange and beautiful tale of heartbreak and adventure. In these simple arrangements is a harmonious duality; spectres of the past haunting the struggles of the present, a seamless medley of intimate emotion and boundless landscape, a hard-earned sense of sorrow and hope. The resulting mixture creates a space big enough to roam in. Montana is a document of the present moment and all moments that came before, a tale of the modern world spoken in dead tongues.
Venue Information:
40 Watt Club
285 West Washington St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.40watt.com/