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Songs: Ohia’s ‘Hecla & Griper’ 15th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue, Jason Molina Memorial Concert Set For May 11

We are proud to announce the 15th Anniversary reissue of the Songs: Ohia classic Hecla & Griper; available for the first time on vinyl. You’ll find two previously unreleased Songs: Ohia tracks, “Debts” and “Pilot & Friend,” and two alternative versions of songs from Impala on the reissued vinyl.

The reissue is one of several projects Secretly Canadian was working with Jason Molina prior to his passing in March. Hecla & Griper is now available in stores and online at SC Distribution.

Head to Bloomington, IN on Saturday, May 11 for the Jason Molina memorial concert. The event will take place at The Bluebird, with doors to open at 8PM / show at 9PM and admission is a $5 donation. Bands performing include: Songs: Ohia (members from all over the country and all eras performing songs specific to the eras in which they recorded with Jason), Magnolia Electric Co (with special guest singers and musicians), Oneida, and The Coke Dares. Special guests listed below.

 
Special Guest Include (in no particular order):
Swearing at Motorists
Jennie Benford
Mike Brenner
Andy Cohen of Bottomless Pit/Silkworm
Tim Midget of Bottomless Pit/Silkworm
David Vandervelde
Members of Golden Boots
Lawrence Peters
Elephant Micah
Chris Kupersmith
Many more!

*photo courtesy of Wes Frazer

LISTEN: New Release from Swearing At Motorists

Swearing At Motorists keep the wheels turning with a new release. Out earlier this week, Burn Down The Wire features both original works and a cover of Morrisey’s “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want.” It’s all available via Bandcamp.

On tour now, S@M recently played a show with labelmates, The War On Drugs, at Amsterdam’s Melkweg. Watch below!

Download Swearing at Motorists’ To Gem City With Love EP

Just on the heels of announcing the new Swearing at Motorists digital compilation Postcards From a Drinking Town, we have another bit of news. A free EP, To Gem City With Love, features two new tracks and is available as a free download at Bandcamp. The EP includes alternate versions of tracks “Ohio/ Southern Hills” and “Walnut Belle,” which will be on the forthcoming Swearing at Motorists album On The Vanity Of Existence. Download the EP HERE.

Swearing At Motorists Release Postcards From A Drinking Town (Collected Singles from ’96-’02)

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Critics wisely referred to Swearing At Motorists as “The Two Man Who” and anyone who was fortunate to see them live would surely concur. The band developed a reputation for being one of the most energetic charismatic American bands, both on stage and record. Their songs are characterized by emphatic, crunching tonic chords and emotive vocals and the recordings were always raw. A perfect combination of compact stadium rock sing-alongs and lucid love songs that portray a character at the mercy of his own destiny. It all began in the early 1990′s in the bedrooms and basements of Dayton, Ohio amongst the hazy murk of the Midwest American lo-fi scene — a movement championed by neighbors Guided By Voices as well as Sebadoh, Supreme Dicks, and Pavement. We here at Secretly Canadian have combed through our libraries and are proud to offer a comprehensive collection of Swearing At Motorists’ 7-inch and compilation tracks from this exciting era. You can sample “Feeling Transparent” from Songs from a Drinking Town HERE.

This compilation is available in digital format through any of your favorite online retailers. You can also purchase a download HERE.

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