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Jump for Joy

indies only vinyl


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  1. 20 Years and a Nickel
  2. Alice
  3. I Saw the New Day in the World
  4. Shinbone
  5. Little Pink Church
  6. Jesus Is Bored
  7. Nu-Grape
  8. Feeling Eternal
  9. Jump for Joy
  10. The Wondering
  11. Palo SantoCloud Mesa
  12. California King
  13. My Old Friends
  14. Sunset on the Faders

hiss golden messenger

Jump for Joy

Merge Records
  • limited selected indies only orange & black swirl lp in gatefold sleeve + newsprint poster + download

    Released: 25th Aug 2023


As playful a record as we've heard from HGM in some time - there's a swing, a wink, and a tumbling chorus lurking around the bend of every joyous verse.

'Jump for Joy' dances with joyful, spontaneous energy that feels like a fresh chapter in the Hiss Golden Messenger oeuvre. The songs that make up 'Jump for Joy' - the sharpest and most autobiographical that Taylor has written under the Hiss name - read as a sort of epistolary, postcards between the present-day songwriter and his alias Michael Crow, a teenaged dreamer very much like Taylor himself, who trips his way through the 14 tunes that make up the record. In this way, 'Jump for Joy' is a meditation on a life lived with art, and the ways that our hopes and dreams and decisions bump up against and, with a little bit of luck, occasionally merge with real life. “Creating this character became the way that I could explore these vulnerable, tender moments that were so decisive in my life, even if I didn’t know it at the time,” explains Taylor.