“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. Released late 2104 on the English indie label Sketchbook Records, the album received excellent reviews from critics captivated by Hinson’s stark exploration of the emotional fall-out from a failed relationship. Following three sold out UK tours in the autumn/winter of 2004 with The Earlies, Iron and Wine and a full band headline tour, the year ended with the album in numerous End Of Year Best Of polls, including Uncut, Time Out and The Independent - it also reached no.5 in Rough Trade Shop’s 100 Best Albums Of 2004! Sold out and long unavailable, Talitres - the French label which also released Micah’s most recent offering, ‘Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing’ (March, 2014) - 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!