Hiss Golden Messenger - "Red Rose Nantahal"
Hometown: Durham, North Carolina Album: Haw
Hiss Golden Messenger emerged when MC Taylor and Scott Hirsch relocated to North Carolina and ditched their hardcore roots. Both musicians in previous bands, the duo gelled when they left behind former projects and began creating hooky, blues-infused music that draws heavily from the Southern atmosphere they now inhabit. Their fourth studio album Haw draws its name from a local river and flaws within the native landscape of North Carolina as easily as any physical tributary. "Red Rose Nantahal" is a choice cut from the full-formed record, now dallying in tiny annoyances like getting locked out of your car, then swooping into deeper, existential concerns about the path to true happiness.