M.C. Taylor: Acoustic and electric guitar, banjo and singing
Phil Cook: Acoustic and electric piano, organ, electric guitar and harmonica
Brad Cook: Bass guitar, mandolin and synthesizer
Aaron Dessner: Acoustic high-strung and electric guitar and acoustic piano
Josh Kaufman: Electric, lap steel and acoustic guitar and synthesizer
Matt McCaughan: Drums, percussion and Omnichord
Madalyn Stefanak, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and Jenny Lewis: Harmony
All songs written by M.C. Taylor with the exception of “Terms of Surrender” by Taylor/Kaufman.
Produced by M.C. Taylor and Brad Cook.
Recorded at Long Pond Studio, NY, by Jon Low. Additional recordings at Sound City, LA, by Joseph Lorge and Will McClellan; Haptown Studio, Nashville, by Roger Moutenot and Tucker Martine; and Overdub Lane, Durham, by Chris Boerner.
Mixed by Jon Low at Long Pond and Tucker Martine at Flora Recording & Playback, Portland, OR.
Mastered by Chris Boerner at Kitchen Mastering, Carrboro, NC.
Cover photograph by Leah Sobsey. Cover layout by Sam Smith. Gatefold painting by Alex Jako. Back cover and interior photographs by Graham Tolbert. Layout by Daniel Murphy.
Hiss Golden Messenger is represented by Brian Schwartz and 7S Management.
My gratitude to Aaron Dessner and Tony Berg for their generosity. Real and abiding love to Adam Voith for keeping an eye on me, and for his invaluable guidance. Thank you, Adam. And my grateful thanks to you, the listener.