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  • The Black Sabbath Covers The Black Sabbath Covers Quick View

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    The Black Sabbath Covers

    When Jason Molina took on another artist's song, he willed his own universe into it, his own
    personal and artistic mythology. Be it Conway Twitty or Townes Van Zandt, their blues were
    infused with Molina's own entrancing blues. This pair of newly discovered, home-recorded
    Black Sabbath covers is no different. Molina, a through-and-through fan of metal (seek out his
    high school metal band the Spineriders' album if you haven't yet) peels back the sinister and
    stoned elements of Sabbath, zeroing in on the loneliness and brooding.


    He takes "Solitude,"
    from 1971's unfuckwithable Master of Reality - and one of Sabbath's more mystical, near-proggy
    songs - and doubles down on the title. Molina extracts Ozzy Osbourne's gorgeously
    cooed vocal performance and transforms it into a high and lonesome sound, a desert campfire
    howler. And on his cover of "Snowblind, from 1972's Vol. 4, it becomes obvious what a guitar
    hero Sabbath's Tony Iommi was for Molina. Molina seemed to pull from Iommi's odd, simple
    fingerings and tunings throughout his catalogue: from his first album (known informally as "the
    black album") to Magnolia Electric Co.'s Josephine. Molina's brief acoustic cover dials back the
    bombast, but you can surely connect "Snowblind"'s chord progressions with Molina's own on
    the black album and Axxess & Ace.


    Recorded in the midwest in the late '90s, during Molina's
    multi-season run of batting 1.000, these two intimate songs are a bittersweet artifact of one of
    the Rust Belt's titan songwriters.


    Note: Do not attempt to play Side B of this 7" release. Side B is a gorgeous etching of a
    black ram by artist Will Schaff. If you do attempt to play the etching on Side B it will sound
    absolutely awful.

    1. Solitude
    2. Snowblind
    Jason Molina
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  • Magnolia Electric Co Magnolia Electric Co Quick View

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    Magnolia Electric Co


    10th Anniversay Deluxe Edition


    Expanded Reissue Of Songs: Ohia's Classic Record Gathering Together One Unreleased Song, Demos And Full-band Song Only
    Previously Available In Japan.


    Includes Rare Photos From The Era In Which It Was Recorded


    The hallmark of Jason Molina's career, Magnolia Electric Co., is both a confluence of all he would create and a line in the
    sand to mark a shift in his songwriting approach. It was the last statement under his iconic Songs: Ohia moniker, and the
    moment before he began making new legends as Magnolia Electric Co. for the next 10 years. Now- here at the end of that
    decade - with Molina gone, his work gathers more weight and meaning. This expanded 10-year anniversary edition of
    Magnolia Electric Co. features one never-before-released track plus many rarities. The full-band studio outtake of fan
    favorite Whip Poor Will is a sweet and spare version that ended up being played far differently on Magnolia Electric Co.'s
    final album Josephine (2009). Also included is the studio version of The Big Game Is Every Night. Previously only available
    on the Japanese version of the album, this opus serves as Molina's thesis statement, its poetry weaving through the 20th
    Century, through art and sporting culture - ultimately questioning what it means to be an American in the autumn of the
    American Era. The edition also gathers Molina's gutting demos for the record, including those two outtakes. Nearly each
    begins with audible sound of the RECORD button being pressed down on the tape player. They are so close and intimate,
    it's hard to look them right in the eyes. But you should.


    With the wailing lap steel of the album opener Farewell Transmission, Jason Molina & Company usher in a new day,
    playing the sort of rock that your cool uncle rolled to back in the '70s. Landing somewhere on the radar sonically between
    Bob Dylan's Desire and Bob Seger's Beautiful Loser, though thematically in-line with Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man, The
    Magnolia Electric Co lies at the crossroads of working class rock, white soul, swamp rock and outlaw country


    While Songs: Ohia's last record Didn't It Rain was a meditation on roots and stability, Magnolia Electric Co. finds itself
    toiling with the wages of change, which is well illustrated in I've Been Riding with the Ghost, a real rig rocker that could
    have easily fit on Time Fades Away, on which Molina sings: See I ain't getting better, I am only getting behind. Standing on
    the crossroad trying to make up my mind. Trying to remember how it got so late. Why every night pain comes from a
    different place. Now something's got to change.


    This thematic preoccupation with change also manifests itself in the rotating cast of lead vocalists. While the entire album
    boasts a doo wop-like line-up with five vocalists on the floor, six of the eight songs have Molina in the tall stool with the
    ever-enchanting Jennie Benford (of Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops, who was also a key player on Didn't It Rain) as primary
    back-up vocalist. But on two songs, new Songs: Ohia players step up to take on lead vocal duties, singing Molina-penned
    songs. Lawrence Peters takes the lead on The Old Black Hen with his fantastic Merle Haggard-esque country croon, while
    Miss Scout Niblett appears from the nether world of the Ohia wardrobe with feathers in her hair and casts her spell on the
    Ohia rig barreling through Peoria Lunch Box Blues.


    Recorded live, in its entirety, at the hands of Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio Studio in Chicago, Illinois, with the same
    core back-up band that played on the Mi Sei Apparaso Come Un Fantasma Italian live album, this is the record where the
    Songs: Ohia fan demographics make a radical shift from the dominant bedroom universe of the world's lonely, sensitive,
    overqualified young white dudes, and finds refuge in the masses by being embraced by the world's truck drivers, sorority
    chicks, and hockey players, alike. Indeed, this is the first Songs: Ohia record with more than one song that could be played
    at a strip joint or monster truck show. Amid the mid-tempo slow jams, there lie some of the most upbeat material that
    Songs: Ohia has recorded to date.

    LP 1
    1. Farewell Transmission
    2. I've Been Riding With The Ghost
    3. Just Be Simple
    4. Almost Was Good Enough
    5. The Old Black Hen
    6. Peoria Lunch Box Blues
    7. John Henry Split My Heart
    8. Hold On Magnolia
    9. The Big Game Is Every Night (Bonus Track)
    10. Whip Poor Will (Bonus Track)


    LP 2
    1. Farewell Transmission (Demo)
    2. I've Been Riding With The Ghost (Demo)
    3. Just Be Simple (Demo)
    4. The Old Black Hen (Demo)
    5. Peoria Lunch Box Blues (Demo)
    6. John Henry Split My Heart (Demo)
    7. Hold On Magnolia (Demo)
    8. The Big Game Is Every Night (Demo)
    9. Whip Poor Will (Demo)

    Songs: Ohia
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  • Josephine Josephine Quick View

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    Josephine

    Jason Molina's sixteenth full-length with Secretly Canadian, and Magnolia Electric Co.'s fifth full-length. "Josephine" is a concept album that pays tribute to the life and spirit of fallen bassist Evan Farrell. It contains some of the strongest songs Molina has written. He's approached the universal loneliness before, but never in such a focused, directed manner.
    1. O! Grace

    2. The Rock Of Ages

    3. Josephine

    4. Shenandoah

    5. Whip-Poor-Will

    6. Song For Willie

    7. Hope Dies Last

    8. The Handing Down

    9. Map Of The Falling Sky

    10. Little Sad Eyes

    11. Heartbreak At Ten Paces

    12. Knoxville Girl

    13. Shiloh

    14. An Arrow In The Gale

    Magnolia Electric Co.
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  • Didn't He Ramble Didn't He Ramble Quick View

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    Didn't He Ramble

    Didn't He Ramble, the second solo outing from acclaimed singer songwriter Glen Hansard, will be released September 18 via Anti- Records. The new album is his first in over three years and follows 2012's solo debut Rhythm & Repose, which Billboard hailed as "Hansard at his most engaging." Didn't He Ramble was produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Sufjan Stevens), a frequent collaborator of Hansard's, and Grammy winner and former Frames band-mate David Odlum (Paloma Faith, Tinariwen). The album, which was recorded in New York, Dublin, Chicago and France, is Hansard's most intimate and elegant record since his work in Once and features guest appearances by John Sheahan (Dubliners), Sam Beam (Iron and Wine) and Sam Amidon. Glen Hansard is the celebrated principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the influential Irish group The Frames. Whether busking the streets of Dublin, where he got his start, or headlining a gig, Hansard has garnered a reputation as an unparalleled frontman. Hansard is also one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress Mark√Čta Irglov√° took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly" off the Once soundtrack. In 2013,the Broadway adaptation, Once The Musical, won eight Tony Awards including the top musical prize. Most recently, Hansard has won critical acclaim for his moving interpretations of the songs of Jason Molina of Songs:Ohia.
    1. Grace Beneath the Pines
    2. Wedding Ring
    3. Winning Streak
    4. Her Mercy
    5. McCormack's Wall
    6. Lowly Deserter
    7. Paying My Way
    8. My Little Ruin
    9. Just to be the One
    10. Stay the Road
    Glen Hansard
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    Heal

    From the first bars of HEAL, the exhilarating melodic stomp of 'Goshen '97' puts you right into Tim Showalter's fervent
    teenage mindset. We find him in his family's basement den in Goshen, IN, feeling alienated but even at 15 years old,
    believing in the alchemy and power of music to heal your troubles. "The record is called HEAL, but it's not a soft, gentle
    healing, it's like scream therapy, a command, because I ripped out my subconscious, looked through it, and saw the worst
    parts. And that's how I got better." HEAL embodies that feeling of catharsis and rebirth, desperation and euphoria,
    confusion and clarity.It is deeply personal and unwittingly anthemic.


    Showalter was on tour, walking home on a mild autumn night in Malmo, Sweden, when he first felt the weight of the
    personal crisis that would ignite him to write HEAL. "It was a culmination of pressure," Showalter recalls. "My marriage
    was suffering, I'd released a record I was disappointed in, I didn't like how I looked or acted so I'd gone on tour, I was
    gone about two years!I didn't take time to think about failure, but I knew I was going deeper and deeper I was thinking,
    I have this life, but it's not my life,I haven't done it right "


    When Showalter returned, he wrote 30 songs in three weeks, a process that proved difficult, but cathartic and at times
    invigorating.Previous Strand Of Oaks records were more skeletal, raw examples of folk-rooted Americana with occasional
    rock and electronic currents,that have now come to the fore.HEAL is a bold new beginning,with a thrilling full-tilt sound
    that draws on Showalter's love of '70s, '80s and '90s rock and pop, with the singer and guitarist playing the intense
    valedictory confessor.


    Crucial to HEAL's sound was the man who Showalter chose to mix the record, the stellar alt-rock icon John Congleton.
    Showalter also re-connected with Ben Vehorn, synth expert and studio engineer extraordinaire, and drummer Steve
    Clements,who provides HEAL's thunderous ,sinewy drive. Songs such as 'Shut In','Plymouth' and'Woke Up To The Light'
    have a classic construction and mood,recalling '70s power-pop/ballads and the yearning ache of Big Star'slate, great Chris
    Bell. Many of the songs on HEAL reveal an electronic undercarriage and towering drums that push the album's wired
    dynamic to its stretching point, especially on'For Me',which expertly bridges the album's twin decades of influences.And
    if 'Goshen '97'recalls the molten energy of Dinosaur Jr, that actually is J Mascis on lead guitar. Despite the initials, the
    album's smoldering 7-minute epic 'JM' is not a Mascis tribute, but to the late Jason Molina, about having his music as
    comfort no matter how bad things get.


    Which brings usto another crisis, this time much more serious and immediate. HEAL was scheduled for mixing on Dec.
    26, 2013.Driving on the freeway Christmas Day, Showalter and his wife were involved in a car accident with a semi-truck,
    and were fortunate to walk away with their lives. Showalter suffered a, "pretty severe," head trauma, "which affected me
    much more than Irealized at the time."Fearing delays, Showalter didn't let Congelton know about it,so the mixing session
    went ahead. "Being on the verge of death, and my thoughts being so closely tied to that, changed the album's direction,"
    Showalter claims. "Together, we pushed it toward a much more cathartic sound that forces the listener to where I was at
    that exact moment,somewhere between almost dying and being absolutely fearless."


    HEAL is not just a saviour for its creator, but for anyone who needs reminding of music's ability to heal, or just thrill.
    Showalter is taking out a full band to play, and finally, the kid who wanted to be a rock star at 15 might get his chance.
    Finally, he and Strand Of Oaks have much to celebrate.

    1. Goshen '97
    2. HEAL
    3. Same Emotions
    4. Shut In
    5. Woke Up To The Light
    6. JM
    7. Plymouth
    8. Mirage Year
    9. For Me
    10. Wait For Love
    Strand Of Oaks
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  • Axxess & Ace Axxess & Ace Quick View

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    Axxess & Ace

    Songs: Ohia is Jason Molina. On Axxess & Ace he is assisted by Geof Comings (Party Girls), Michael Krassner (the Lofty Pillars, Boxhead Ensemble, Edith Frost Band), Joe Ferguson (Pinetop Seven), Dave Pavkovic (Boxhead Ensemble), Julie Liu (Rex) and Edith Frost. It was recorded by Krassner at his Truckstop Studios in Chicago. What resulted was the most full-sounding Songs: Ohia record to date. Liu's aching violin playing with Molina's desperate vocals transport the songs to great depths.
    1. Hot Black Silk
    2. Love and Work
    3. Love Leaves Its Abusers
    4. Redhead
    5. Captain Badass
    6. Come Back to Your Man
    7. Champion
    8. How to Be Perfect Men
    9. Goodnight Lover
    Songs: Ohia
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  • Fading Trails Fading Trails Quick View

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    Fading Trails

    Jason Molina has lived in nine different locations and has had a dozen different backing bands on record in as many different recording environments. "Fading Trails" was recorded in four different studios. The essence of these recordings was extracted to create one cohesive being and thus defines what Magnolia Electric Co. truly is - something that's hard to define. One head, multiple bodies - the opposite of a hydra head.
    1. Don't Fade on Me

    2. Montgomery

    3. Lonesome Valley

    4. A Little at a Time

    5. The Old Horizon

    6. Memphis Moon

    7. Talk to Me Devil, Again

    8. Spanish Moon Fall & Rise

    Magnolia Electric Co.
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    Where In Our Woods

    For the past 14 years, Elephant Micah's Joseph O'Connell has quietly self-released his music, sometimes collaborating with the psych-folk imprint Time-Lag Records or other very small labels. Despite the project's almost secretive status, Elephant Micah has repeatedly caught the attention of NPR, and has been championed by an impressive cohort of like-minded artists including Jason Molina, Hiss Golden Messenger, Dark Dark Dark, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
    1. By the Canal
    2. No Underground
    3. Albino Animals
    4. Slow Time Vultures
    5. Demise of the Bible Birds
    6. Monarch Gardeners
    7. Light Side
    8. Rare Beliefs
    Elephant Micah
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  • Hecla & Griper Hecla & Griper Quick View

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    Hecla & Griper

    15th Anniversary Reissue, First Time on Vinyl with Previously Unreleased Bonus Material


    After spending the summer of 1997 on the road, Jason Molina and Co. headed into Bloomington, Ind. studio The Grotto with producer Dan Burton and layed down these eight songs. Odesto the love of loss and reggae friends. If you have ever found the other pillow empty in the morning, this is what you need to dry your tears. It also features a Conway Twitty cover.


    This vinyl reissue contains two previously unreleased Songs: Ohia tracks (Debts and Pilot & Friend) and alternative versions of two songs that would later appear on Songs: Ohia's Impala (Hearts Newly Arrived (Hecla Session) and One of Those Uncertain Hands(Hecla Session)."

    1. Pass
    2. All Pass
    3. Defenders
    4. Declarer
    5. East Last Heart
    6. Reply & Claim
    7. Advice to Aces
    8. Darling...
    9. Debts (bonus track)
    10. Pilot & Friend (bonus track)
    11. Hearts Newly Arrived (Hecla Session bonus track)
    12. One of Those Uncertain Hands (Hecla Session bonus track)
    Songs: Ohia
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