on november 11th, secretly canadian will reissue “didn’t it rain” by songs: ohia as a 2xLP or 2xCD. much like last year’s reissue of magnolia electric co., the second LP/CD contains jason molina’s original demos for the album. pre-orders are available from secretly canadian and include a bundle option with a poster that will shipped rolled (not folded)!
shorebird just launched an indiegogo campaign to help restore a carousel in rhode island and create a short film about it. there are TWO different donation perks that include unreleased material from jason molina- a 7” with two townes van zandt covers and an LP with more unreleased tracks. please note that, unlike kickstarter, indiegogo campaigns are immediately funded and go through whether or not the total goal is met.
secretly canadian just teased this image on facebook of a record store day 2014 release in the works from songs: ohia called “journey on: collected singles”. the official details will be coming soon!
the boys from magnolia electric co. will be playing four shows next month celebrating the music of jason molina. they’ll be joined by m.c. taylor of hiss golden messenger and court & spark. the chicago show will also feature members of songs: ohia. details in the tour dates section.
SONGS: MOLINA, A MEMORIAL ELECTRIC CO. winter 2014 tour dates (with M.C. Taylor):
1/08 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
1/09 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
1/10 - Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
1/11 - Chicago, IL - Hideout Inn (with members of Songs: Ohia)
3/15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Church on York
Magnolia Electric Co. - Magnolia Electric Co. (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Released 11/12/13 (North America), 11/25/13 (Europe)
Secretly Canadian, SC300
Available as 2xCD/2xLP/2xLP+10”
LP 1 (The Magnolia Electric Co.)
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
LP 2 (Jason Molina’s demos for The Magnolia Electric Co.)
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)
10″ (Studio Outtakes)
A – The Big Game Is Every Night
B – Whip Poor Will
The 10” was only available with the first 3,000 copies of the 2xLP. Both tracks are included at the end of first CD on the 2xCD edition.
i just got word from secretly canadian that they are almost out of the initial pressing of the deluxe magnolia electric co. 2xLP with the bonus 10”. it’s available directly from them and will be in stores on tuesday. future pressings will just be the 2xLP so if you’d like the bonus 10” with two unreleased studio cuts i wouldn’t wait long!
the 10th anniversary 2xLP/2xCD version of magnolia electric co. is streaming at NPR in advance of its american release on november 12th. orders from secretly canadian have also started shipping for those that have pre-ordered!
in early 2003, secretly canadian released the album that saw jason molina transitioning from the hushed work of songs: ohia to the ripping full-band sound of magnolia electric co.. ten years later they’re back with a deluxe double LP version that includes jason’s solo demos for the album (originally included as a bonus CD with the first pressing). the first pressing of 3,000 will also include a bonus 10” featuring two tracks recorded during the session for the album- the studio version of “the big game is every night” (originally a japanese bonus track) and a previously unreleased studio version of “whip poor will” (which would appear on the final meco album “josephine”). secretly canadian is also pressing a 2xCD (with both bonus tracks) or you can get the 2xLP, 10” and 2xCD bundled with a classic black meco logo shirt. the deluxe editions will be available in stores on november 12th in north america and november 25th in europe.