Hiss Golden Messenger Drops Live Album Recorded at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre

Half of the Bandcamp proceeds from 'Jesus Is Bored and Other Favorites' benefit a Toronto org that increases community access to healthy food

BY Megan LaPierrePublished May 3, 2024

While touring behind 2023's Jump for Joy last year, Hiss Golden Messenger played Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre — which bandleader M.C. Taylor recorded on Hiss Mobile Recording Unit. That performance will now live forever beyond those who bore witness, as the Americana project has released it as a live album called Jesus Is Bored and Other Favorites.

The 17-track recorded rendering — captured by Luc Suér and mixed by Chris Boerner — of the October 29, 2023, performance sees the debut live recording of some of the new songs from Jump for Joy, as well as favourites from across the Hiss Golden Messenger catalogue, and covers of Steve Young's "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean" and Paul McCartney & Wings' "Let Me Roll It."

Jesus Is Bored and Other Favorites is available now via nugs.net and Bandcamp, where half of the proceeds will benefit Toronto organization The Stop, which increases community access to healthy food. 

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