MC Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger) and Cameron Ralston reveal Revelators Sound System

Their debut album, Revelators, is out June 17th with 37d03d.

Watch the video for "George The Revelator" now:

The video for "George the Revelator" is a collaboration between Moses Sun and Bill Jones for Moses Sun Studio. Created using a series of digital drawings by Sun animated in modul8 by Jones, it was made in one take in the VJ program with no edits. "'George' was initially composed on May 26th, 2020, the day after George Floyd was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis, MN, and evolved into its final form in the months that followed." Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of this record will be donated to the Know Your Rights Camp.

REVELATORS SOUND SYSTEM is the collaborative musical project of MC Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger) and Cameron Ralston. Recorded throughout 2020 and 2021, largely at Taylor’s home in Durham, NC and Richmond, Virginia’s Spacebomb studio, where Ralston serves as the house bassist, the album is a deep meditation on community that caroms from root-down avant-funk and spiritual groove to solitary cosmic minimalism and twinkling dubby ambience. Importantly—most importantly—Revelators is deeply emotional record, the running soundtrack to a world in confusion.

Taking influence from everyone from The Meters, post-Bitches Brew Miles Davis, Can, Alice Coltrane and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry‘s headi Black Ark. The album concludes with “George the Revelator,” a lush devotional epic built atop the on-the-one drumming of J.T. Bates that shakes and rolls with psychic, psychedelic fervor.

Revelators is a testament to the telepathic and soulful musical interplay between Taylor and Ralston. “We only ever talked about what emotion we were going for,” Ralston recalls. “We never talked about gear or fidelity.” Taylor echoes this sentiment, elaborating, “This record is about grief. Grief, and whatever comes after. We were looking for a way to communicate that musically.

Album artwork by Darryl Norsen


1. Grieving 2. Collected Water 3. Bury The Bell 4. George The Revelator

Pre-order Revelators now.