The mainstays of Hiss Golden Messenger are M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch, formerly of Ex-Ignota and The Court & Spark. Hiss Golden Messenger stretches out into the improv-rock territory of Traffic and the Grateful Dead and beyond. Major releases include Country Hai East Cotton (2009), Bad Debt (2010), Poor Moon (2011), Lord I Love the Rain (2012), Haw (2013), and Lateness of Dancers (2014). Most are available from the Heaven & Earth Magic Shop.