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MOLINA AND JOHNSON Cancel US Tour

An unholy trinity of bummers has put Jason Molina in the unfortunate position of having to cancel the US tour with Will Johnson planned for January and February. It’s with the deepest, sincerest apologies to Will, the band, fans, promoters that this decision was reached. In the band-as-family spirit, this is akin to a family emergency. And while it’s a tough call, there is very necessary healing that need be done. Molina, having only been at home for a month following Magnolia Electric Co.’s European tour, offered these words: “It is funny that the road isn’t what nearly killed me, it was not being on the road.”

New Secretly Canadian Releases From YEASAYER, MOLINA AND JOHNSON

Today we bring you two exciting new releases. The first from Secretly Canadian veteran Jason Molina and his collaboration with songsmith Will Johnson, in the debut from MOLINA AND JOHNSON. Hailed as the “phantoms of folk,” Molina and Johnson brings together two of the finest indie-folk songwriters of the last decade to quietly lay to tape 14 crushing, haunting tunes, leaving space enough in each to match their surroundings. Each seem to hold the other’s talents to fire and elevate both performance and creativity. In the friendly sharing of ideas, Molina and Johnson become two poet’s poets in a workshop, aimed to craft a singular, searing elegy.

The second release comes from our label’s latest addition. YEASAYER’S “Ambling Alp” single is available today digitally and on 12″ vinyl. The single features remixes by Memory Tapes and DJ/rupture, with the vinyl packaged in a space age metallic sleeve. “Ambling Alp” was featured on this week’s Zane Lowe show on BBC radio, and the host checked in with the band’s Chris Keating. Chris talks about the creation of “Ambling Alp” and the band’s upcoming album ODD BLOOD, due out on Secretly Canadian in February 2010. Listen for Yeasayer around the 1:10 mark of the Zane Lowe show HERE.

Molina and Johnson and “Ambling Alp” are both available for purchase HERE.

MOLINA AND JOHNSON Announce US Tour, Album Available for Pre-Order

It was an all-too-rare alignment of stars that brought prolific, new American songwriters Jason Molina and Will Johnson together some time ago to record the aptly titled MOLINA AND JOHNSON (Released Nov. 3) under the big Texas sky. Lucky for all of us, it will happen again in early 2010 for a full-on, intimate U.S tour. Following a string of European live dates that begin in November, Molina and Johnson will convene in late January to loop from Texas around the Southeast, East Coast and Midwest, returning to the Lone Star State again. On each of the U.S. dates, the duo will be joined by Chris Brokaw (Come/Codeine).

Molina And Johnson 2010 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/23 Houston, TX – Mango’s
1/24 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
1/25 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
1/26 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
1/27 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
1/28 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
1/29 Charlottesville, VA – Starr Hill Presents at The Southern
1/30 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
1/31 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
2/01 Albany, NY – The Linda
2/02 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
2/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
2/04 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
2/05 North Manchester, IN – The Firehouse
2/06 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
2/07 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
2/08 Newport, KY – Southgate House
2/09 St. Louis, MO – Bilikin Club at SLU
2/10 Nashville, TN – Exit In
2/11 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
2/12 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
2/13 Austin, TX – Lambert’s BBQ

Molina and Johnson will be released by Secretly Canadian next week, on November 3 (Nov. 2 in the UK) on CD/LP/Digital formats. The album is now available for pre-order HERE.

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

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Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

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Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
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