Micah P. Hinson was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, into a Christian household. He began to experiment with music, living in Abilene, Texas in his early teens. In the relative isolation of this town, he became immersed in the local music scene. In 2003, Hinson teamed up with Texas collective, The Earlies, who provided a lush backdrop for his winsome tales of love, loss and regret.
‘Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress’, his debut full-length, was released on Sketchbook Records, UK, late 2004. The album received excellent reviews from a number of critics, captivated by Hinson’s stark exploration of the emotional fall-out from a failed relationship. The following year his early recordings were given a proper release on Sketchbook Records, UK, and Jade Tree, US, under the title ‘The Baby and the Satellite’. Tours followed, with the young artist opening for acts such as Will Oldham, Calexico and Iron & Wine.
“Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress” is the Texan singer-songwriter’s fabulous folk noir debut. Produced by chamber pop collective The Earlies, the musician poured every feeling of heartbreak, loss, and isolation into these 13 songs.
Sold out and long unavailable, Talitres is proud to re-issue a remastered version of this astonishing album. It will also be available on vinyl for the first time, as a gatefold, double LP, featuring bonus track ‘Can’t Change A Thing’ (originally released on ‘The Day Texas Sank to the Bottom of the Sea’ 10-inch vinyl.
10 years on, and it still sounds fantastic!
“Hinson gets as close to being Tom Waits as any human being can reasonably expect to (...) Remarkable.” The Sunday Times
“Texan Micah P. Hinson continues to summon beautiful music out of bitter experience” The Observer
Q**** - The Independent **** - Uncut 7/10 - Mojo****