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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

WATCH: Vandervelde Live on Nashville’s Music City Roots

Earlier this week Vandervelde performed on Music City Roots, a weekly live musical variety show in Nashville performed in front of a live audience and broadcast live on Lightning 100. Fast forward to the 1:11 mark to catch Vandervelde’s performance.

LISTEN: Vandervelde’s “More Than You Can Feel”

May 3 Vandervelde will release a new digital single including the new retro-jammer “More Than You Can Feel” but you can sample the song today. RCRDLBL premiered the song this morning:

“Channeling Zuma-era Neil Young, mixed with the weary cocaine fanaticism of Marc Bolan (get a lot of that cowbell in the song’s hook! It’s the most melodic cowbell we’ve heard in…ever probably). The tremolo-drenched guitars are retro but massive, a nice foil to Vandervelde’s warbling tenor vocals, communicating that age-old pain of people everywhere: “I need you/All I need is you/More than you know.” A fairly straightforward sentiment that Vandervelde makes work with nothing more than sincerity and a few chords. And a lot of cowbell.”

MP3: Vandervelde “More Than You Can Feel”

Stay tuned for the official release on May 3 to hear the wonderfully boozy B-side “Beer” co-written with the late great Jay Bennett. Vandervelde also hits the road in May bringing new tracks from a forthcoming full-length to the stage for the first time. Check out the dates after the jump.

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David Vandervelde: New King of the Summer Jam

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David Vandervelde is on an absolute songwriting tear right now, churning out these magma nuggets of summers present like a young man possessed. It’s as if the teenagers in Footloose locked into a deep bliss-metal and glam kick, and Vandervelde threw the bomb-ass after-prom kegger at his pad. Today, FADER premiered “Checkin’ Out My Baby,” the latest digital single from Vanderland. Now available via most any digital music retailer, “Checkin’ Out My Baby” is three and half minutes stomping, fuzzy pop, full of glammy falsetto and joyous shredding. With these new gems, FADER noted that Vandervelde “has managed to make music that evokes multiple decades, multiple drugs and all the good parts of being a cocky teenager.” We’re all in.

DOWNLOAD “CHECKIN’ OUT MY BABY” MP3

Later this month, Vandervelde begins a tour in which he’ll be sharing a few bills with Black Mountain and a cross-country tour with Delta Spirit. Peep all those dates HERE.

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David Vandervelde ‘Hangs’ With FADER At SXSW, Takes Us To ‘Wave Country’ In Time For Summer

So, it goes like this: We get word at SXSW that FADER would like very much to film David Vandervelde playing his excellent new single “Learn How To Hang” while at an interesting Austin spot. So, we offer up the rooftop of our hotel and suggest happy hour as an appropriate time for such a meeting. Vandervelde brings along his bandmates and a bunch of homies (including the mysterious, lively Mr. Jimmy) for the acoustic performance, but before we’re even two drinks deep into happy hour, the jams have begun — “Dust in the Wind” and faux-contempo Christian crossover hits of tomorrow — all to the confusion (and burried delight) of hotel staff and other happy hour patrons. Meanwhile, hotel security is right on top of FADER video guru Hanly Banks. So we ditch the rooftop idea and head to the church courtyard across the street for this earnest and lovely version of “Learn How To Hang.” Read about the day from Hanly’s POV HERE.

Now, the flip side to the Learn How To Hang digital single, “Wave Country,” is available on the Web for your listening pleasure. RCRD LBL, which recently premiered the jam, said the sunburst metal found on “Wave Country” is “giddily splashing around somewhere between¬†Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac and T. Rex if Marc Bolan had lived to see the nineties. Summer is ON ITS WAY, y’all.” ¬†Go snatch up both “Learn How to Hang” and “Wave Country” at your digital music retailer now.

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

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