MC Taylor, the man behind HGM, was previously perhaps best known for his work in Court & Spark, the late 90s through mid-2000s band that grafted elements of the independent rock of those years with the Americana you hear in HMG. Hiss Golden Messenger's Poor Moon, the third proper album of the project, is the most approachable, most pop of the trio. Now, the other two albums, Bad Debt and the Country Hai East Cotton discs are great. Really good. But, if you haven't heard those yet, you might want to start here. Some of the, slower and more gothic sensibilities that dominated tracks or section on previous albums are mostly replaced with subtler techniques punctuated by more direct swells of a catchy phrase or two. Outside of those, tracks like "Drummer Down" and "Blue Country Mystic" are some of the most unique, brain-wormful, and warming tracks of recent years. At least for this guy.
HGM is a project (not really a band) that has discovered a new alchemy all its own. Try it out. Their bandcamp site should give you all the previews you need. Then go buy the album, go see a show if you can. That way Taylor will make more.