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"Southern Grammar" & "Lucia" - Hiss Golden Messenger Live on WFUV 10.14.2014 [YouTube Official Video]

Hayden Johnson

by Hayden Johnson

Published October 16, 2014

Earlier this week, Hiss Golden Messenger performed two songs off their recently released album, Lateness of Dancers, on WFUV.

Hiss Golden Messenger "Southern Grammar" Live on WFUV 10.14.2014:
Hiss Golden Messenger "Lucia" Live on WFUV 10.14.2014:

The performance of "Southern Grammar" was more unrefined than the album version. On the album, there is a heavy use of guitar effects, while at WFUV, the band only uses a slight distortion. MC Taylor's vocals place an emphasis on feeling over clarity, adding to the raw tone of the song. With the addition of a saxophone part, these aspects help enhance the bluesy quality of the performance.

"Lucia" had more of a smooth, country rock feeling to it. Although it does sound relatively close to the album version, the main difference is the absence of the organ finale. Instead, the song ends with a slide guitar solo. With these two live performances, the band maintains the core feeling of their songs while bringing something new to the listeners.

Hiss Golden Messenger's newest album, Lateness of Dancers, can be bought on Amazon. For more new music, videos, news, and tour dates, check out the Hiss Golden Messenger's Zumic artist page.

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Source: WFUV Radio Official YouTube Channel

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