Album: Hiss Golden Messenger, Bad Debt (Blackmaps)

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The Independent Culture

Minor new talent alert! "Minor" only in the sense that MC Taylor's Hiss Golden Messenger project is unlikely to figure in any of those "ones to watch in 2011" lists.

"Bad Debt" is a nine-track EP, the first of two that will precede next year's debut album proper. It is a thing of gentle charm and unmistakable cosmic American beauty. It is, for those of us who delight in the likes of Iron & Wine, our first contact with a new and wonderful songwriter who, if he can do this with just an acoustic guitar, will be mindblowing when he adds the works.