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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 ‘Magnolia Electric Co.’ 10-Year Anniversary Deluxe Edition Out November 12th, 2013

Originally released in March of 2003, Songs: Ohia‘s The Magnolia Electric Co. is the hallmark of Jason Molina’s career. Ten years later, we at Secretly Canadian shine a light on our late friend’s extraordinary body of work by releasing the 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Magnolia Electric Co album on November 12th in North America, November 25th in Europe.

You can preview the new LP below by listening to streams of the original version of the album’s opener, “Farewell Transmission,” as well as the home demo version to hear the unique and beautiful contrasting sounds. Listen on our Soundcloud here.

Click read more for info about the release including track listing, artwork, and pre-order links for the deluxe edition.

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Back in Print!: Magnolia Electric Co.’s ‘Sojourner’ Boxset and ‘Trials & Errors’ LP

We are so very pleased to announce that two classic, rare Magnolia Electric Co. releases are finally back in print and available for order through SC Distribution now.

MEC’s Sojourner boxset includes sessions at Memphis’ famous Sun Studios; Jason Molina’s collaboration with Camper Van Beethoven’s David Lowery; Molina’s infamous Shonola solo session EP; and more of MEC’s incredible work with producer Steve Albini. Also includes tour DVD as wide-open as the desert landscape, as well as postcards, a poster and special medallion. In many ways the boxset represents much of the Molina oeuvre. The opposite of The Hydra. One head, many bodies.

Trials & Errors is a European live recording dating just a few months after the formation of Magnolia Electric Co. It’s one magical night in Brussels. The tension between freewheeling and controlled never lets up. Molina’s tenor is soaring. So are the guitars. We once called this a “an existential response to Neil Young’s Tonight’s the Night,” and well, that’s about as apropos as we get.

Both of these timeless releases are also available in a few bundle deals. Please do visit SC Distribution at the link below.

ORDER MEC’S SOJOURNER BOXSET AND TRIALS AND ERRORS LP HERE

Molina & Johnson Fight The Good Fight

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We know the open-country Texas recording session for Jason Molina and Will Johnson’s collaboration album included some the hallmarks of male bonding, i.e. BB guns, beer and smokes. But new footage found on the internets has revealed just how intense the writing session for Molina and Johnson got from time to time. This is how art gets made, folks: throwing haymakers.

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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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