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MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO. Featured On NPR’s Song Of The Day

Our good friends at NPR are currently loving MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO.’s latest longplayer Josephine (released July 21), most recently featuring a fine tune from the album as NPR’s Song of the Day. In the post, NPR said of lead electrician Jason Molina’s songwriting prowess: “His repetition of themes and imagery never comes off as lazy; it’s creating a new kind of format for the blues, like haiku or cinquain or something.”

And they had these fine words to say regarding featured track “Whip-poor-will”: “It helps that “Whip-poor-will” is as achingly pretty and strangely catchy as anything Molina has written with Magnolia Electric Co. Propelled by a slide-guitar line that’s somehow both sunny and sad, “Whip-poor-will” finds Molina’s sad-sack narrator feeling small and looking helplessly skyward: “So all of you folks in heaven not too busy ringin’ the bell / Some of us down here ain’t doin’ very well.” Of course, that’s a bit of a poetic understatement right there: Molina and pain make an inseparable pair. Fortunately, beauty is always hanging out nearby.”

To see the entire story and listen to “Whip-poor-will,” visit the NPR Song of the Day page HERE.

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS Featured On NPR’s World Cafe

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS were recently featured on National Public Radio’s World Cafe. With host David Dye, Antony discusses recurring themes in his music and the inspiration he finds in Kazuo Ohno, the Japanese Butoh dancer who appears on the cover of Antony and the Johnsons’ celebrated album, The Crying Light.

Antony and the Johnsons also perform a trio of songs from The Crying Light.

Listen to the full World Cafe appearance HERE.

THE WAR ON DRUGS Perform Live On NPR!

NPR stopped by THE WAR ON DRUGS’ show at Wiggins Park, in Philadelphia, on 7/11 and recorded the whole set!

You can read a little more and hear it now over here!

Listen to JENS LEKMAN’s live set from NPR’s SXSW show

JENS LEKMAN’s entire set from the NPR party at SXSW is now up on the NPR website for your listening enjoyment. Check it outhere

DAVE FISCHOFF tours with JENS LEKMAN and get even more NPR lovin

Dave Fischoff is gearing up to hit the road for a Midwest mini-tour with Jens Lekman starting tomorrow please check the tour dates.

The NPR program Weekend America is graciously using some of their airtime to do a profile on Dave and his music, and it’s scheduled to air this Saturday, Nov. 3. You can check it out here.

AUDIO

No Woman by Whitney
Exit 353 by Damien Jurado
Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Tokyo London US Korea by Here We Go Magic
Not You by Steven A. Clark

VIDEOS

Translate by Suuns

You And Me by Ben Abraham

Exit 353 by Damien Jurado

Big Winter Jacket by Cayucas

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Damien Jurado
Visions of Us on the Land
CD / 2xLP
Ben Abraham
Sirens
CD / 2xLP
Suuns
Hold/Still
CD / LP

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