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LISTEN // ‘Didn’t It Rain’ 13th Anniversary WXPN Folkadelphia Unsung Special – Songs: Ohia, Hear Interviews + Covers

Today is the 13th year anniversary of Songs: Ohia Didn’t It Rain. We marked this momentous album by releasing a deluxe reissue version last year including previously unheard tracks and home demo’s never released before.

Last night WXPN in Philadelphia aired the first of it’s Folkadelphia Unsung specials. Their first feature focused on Jason Molina and Songs: Ohia, specifically Didn’t It Rain which was recorded in Philadelphia in 2002. Host Fred Knittel acts as narrator in a the journey of time leading up to the album’s recorind and original release, to beyond during the transition to Magnolia Electric Co.. The show includes interviews with important partners in the creation of the album and also a compilation of Songs: Ohia covers by local Philadelphia bands.

More info on the show at the Folkadelphia Unsung website.
Stream the show above or here on Soundcloud.
The covers album is available for free download for 30 days right here.
Please consider making a donation in honor of Jason Molina to MusiCares: www.grammy.org/musicares/donate

COVER VERSIONS [playlist of the originals on Spotify]

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 // Jason Molina Tribute Album ‘Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina’ Out April 22nd, Listen to My Morning Jacket Cover “Farewell Transmission”



Rock the Cause Records, a music based nonprofit and record label, has gathered a group of musicians who were Jason Molina‘s friends, collaborators, bandmates, and fans to celebrate his life and career for a very special tribute album called Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina. The album, which features artists Memorial Electric Company, Communist Daughter, Murder by Death, Sarah Jaffe, Bottomless Pit, Wooden Wand, The Black Swans, and many more will be out April 22nd.

Pre-order the album now on iTunes and get My Morning Jacket‘s cover of fan favorite “Farewell Transmission” and also a new recording by former members of Magnolia Electric Co. called “Arm in Arm”.

Get more info on the release including full track list at irockthecause.org/farewell-transmission.

In support of the album’s release, Memorial Electric Company will play The Church on York on March 15th in Los Angeles. Tickets are available here.

ON TOUR // January Jason Molina Tribute Shows Announced, Stream Unreleased Song “The Big Game Is Every Night”

Poster design by Will Schaff


In honor of the 10th Anniversary release of Songs: Ohia Magnolia Electric Co. we have just announced 4 Jason Molina Tribute Shows happening this January. Joining those musicians who traveled with Jason from 2002-2009, M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, a friend of Jason’s since before his band Court and Spark toured with Magnolia in the mid-2000s.

As a preview for the tour, stream the previously unreleased “The Big Game Is Every Night” included on this years deluxe 10th Anniversary release above or here on Soundcloud.

Songs: Molina, A Memorial Electric Co. Dates:

1/08/14 | Durham, NC: The Pinhook
1/09/14 | Asheville, NC: The Mothlight
1/10/14 | Indianapolis, IN: Radio Radio
1/11/14 | Chicago, IL: Hideout Inn

AUDIO

Not You by Steven A. Clark
Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas
Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ

VIDEOS

Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas

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

Runaway by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Gardens & Villa
Music For Dogs
CD / LP
Steven A. Clark
The Lonely Roller
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

The War On Drugs
Montreux, CH - Montreux Jazz Festival

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