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ALBUM RELEASE // Songs: Ohia ‘Didn’t It Rain’ Deluxe Reissue Out Now



“This is the sound of Molina standing on the brink of something. He didn’t seem to know quite what yet, and that stark uncertainty imbues Didn’t It Rain with a sickening yet heroic alchemy: the ability to make smallness and helplessness feel somehow brave.”

- Pitchfork “Best New Reissue”

12 years after its initial release, we are proud share with you the deluxe reissue of Songs: Ohia’s Didn’t It Rain, out now worldwide. The album is Jason Molina’s first perfect record and an ode to the Midwest Rust Belt under which Molina was born and Molina’s newfound Chicago home. This expanded reissue presents Molina’s home demos of the record, eight previously unreleased tracks, complete with a distant playground full of children chiming in the background for a few songs. The glorious juxtaposition of Molina’s songs’ desolation and the blissful playing of children is about as haunting as it gets. Listen to an alternate unheard version of “Ring the Bell” above or here on Youtube / Soundcloud.

You can purchase the special deluxe bundle including 2xLP, 2xCD, download codes, and a giant 27″ x 39″ Didn’t It Rain cinema style poster via SC Distribution. The reissue is also available via iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Songs: Ohia ‘Didn’t It Rain’ Deluxe Reissue On Dec. 2, Hear Alternate Unheard Version Of “Ring the Bell”


Today we are pleased to announce the reissue of Songs: Ohia‘s Didn’t It Rain, with an expanded 2XLP/CD deluxe edition featuring unreleased demos including an alternate unheard version of “Ring the Bell” above or here on Youtube / Soundcloud. The expanded edition will be out on Secretly Canadian on December 2nd.

You can pre-order the special deluxe bundle including 2xLP, 2xCD, download codes, and a giant 27″ x 39″ Didn’t It Rain cinema style poster via SC Distribution. You can also pre-order the re-issue via iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Didn’t It Rain is Jason Molina‘s first perfect record. Recorded live in a single room, with no overdubs and musicians creating their parts on the fly, the overall approach to the recording was nothing new for Molina. But something in the air and execution of Didn’t It Rain clearly sets it apart from his existing body of work. His albums had always been full of space, but never had Molina sculpted the space as masterfully as he does on Didn’t It Rain. The creaks and scraping of strings are all part of the Didn’t It Rain choir. So when Molina hoots for another chorus during the album’s eponymous opening gambit, it feels less an off-the-cuff call, and more an essential piece of the tone and structure. Midway through the same song, we hear the long, low woosh of a passing bus. Distant traffic has forever been a trope of lo-fi, but here, it is a pristine woosh. The highest of fidelity and sure of purpose. The same can be said for Molina’s always remarkable voice, here settling into a matured, assured, and subtly lowered tenor. It all adds up to something near in mood to Neil Young‘s song “On The Beach,” and maybe even Boz Scagg‘s 1969 self-titled album laid to tape at the legendary Muscle Shoals studio.

Didn’t It Rain is an ode to the Midwest Rust Belt under which Molina was born and Molina’s newfound Chicago home. When we move to a new place, we must truly confront all our own weaknesses and strengths, and Molina puts that all on the table with this one. The album’s triple-threat center pieces come by way of “Ring The Bell,” “Cross The Road, Molina,” and “Blue Factory Flame.” Strung together, they present clearly Molina’s specific set of mythological symbols that had been forming on previous recordings. But the journey across these three songs – with their circling serpents, their neon-flame wreathed moons, their swinging blades, their debilitating emptiness – also feels like a cleansing, a catharsis, a sort of primal therapy.

This expanded reissue presents Molina’s home demos of the record, eight previously unreleased tracks, complete with a distant playground full of children chiming in the background for a few songs. The glorious juxtaposition of Molina’s songs’ desolation and the blissful playing of children is about as haunting as it gets. The expanded edition of Didn’t It Rain will see release via Secretly Canadian on December 2nd.

Pre-Order Dungeonesse’s Debut Album at SCD, Amazon & ITunes

Dungeonesse’s debut album is now available for pre-order! Want to get your hands on a physical copy? Head to SC Distribution and order the deluxe bundle, featuring the album on both vinyl and CD, “Drive You Crazy” b/w “Private Party” single on 12″ vinyl, a glossy poster and the ability to download the entire album on April 29 (two weeks prior to the May 14 release date). You can also pre-order at iTunes and Amazon.

Check out our Youtube playlist below. You can listen to “Shucks,” “Nightlight” and “Drive You Crazy,” three songs from the forthcoming album!

INTERNET SCAVENGER HUNT: Yeasayer Unveil New Album Via Video Vignettes, Win a Deluxe Bundle After Collecting Track Links

TODAY IS THE DAY! Yeasayer unleash their ENTIRE ALBUM via video vignettes three weeks before its release! Here’s the catch – you’ll have to find them! What? Yep, we’re talking a SCAVENGER HUNT people and if you want to hear the new album, start searching. In attempt to preview Fragrant World to the world first, Yeasayer have launched PSCYVOTV or Preemptive Self-Commissioned Yeasayer Vortellung or Track Visualizer, in which they teamed up with artist Yoshi Sodeoka to create moving visuals for each track on Fragrant World and then scattered the videos throughout the interwebs. The videos currently await your eyes and ears and will be available UNTIL Friday, August 3 at 8PM, when they will be removed.

Watch the first vignette for “Henrietta” above. Then get to collecting! Yeasayer will share hints via Twitter and we’ll simultaneously share hints on our feed. We’re hosting a contest via Secretly Canadian’s Facebook and giving away FOUR of the deluxe bundles featured in the Fragrant World pre-order and also four copies of Fragrant World on CD. See details on how to win below!

HOW TO WIN —>
1. Find all ELEVEN tracks/videos
2. Send us ONE FACEBOOK MESSAGE with all the links to EACH VIDEO
3. LIKE & SHARE this FB post
4. We will randonly pick and notify 8 WINNERS.

GOOD LUCK!

***The deluxe bundle features CD version of the new album, instant download of the lead singles ‘Henrietta’ and ‘Longevity’ (mp3 format @ 320 kbps), gatefold 2xLP (limited edition blue marble vinyl) – comes w/coupon for free mp3 download of full album, 17″ x 23″ newsprint poster of Fragrant World album artwork and limited-edition colored vinyl 7″ featuring non-album track – Fragrant World b/w No Bones (Helado Negro Remix).

Pre-order Jens Lekman’s New Album, I Know What Love Isn’t

The time is NOW! Jens Lekman’s new album, I Know What Love Isn’t, will be released on September 4, but you can pre-order it now from SC Distribution. The physical pre-order features a couple of bundle options, more specifically full catalogue (in either vinyl or CD formats) and deluxe packages. The deluxe bundle offers I Know What Love Isn’t on both CD and vinyl, limited-edition 7″ with an exclusive b-side of a Ten City cover – “That’s the Way Love Is,” download code for the new album redeemable a month before its official release and finally, a 17 X 22″ glossy poster featuring album artwork. Head to SC Distribution for all your purchasing needs.

Jens recently performed the title track from his new album live for The Guardian. Watch HERE. You an also watch the official music video for “Erica America” below!

AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
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

VIDEOS

You Are Dead To Me by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

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