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MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO. Preps Exclusive Record Store Day 7-inch, Tours West Coast With The Avett Brothers

Quite often, times of dormancy only seem so to those of us on the outside. The wheels never really stop turning. Such is the case for MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC Co., which has a string of items lined up over the next months, including its first official release since 2007’s Sojourner box set.

First for the band is an exclusive 7″ titled It’s Made Me Cry, which will be available first on April 18 as part of Record Store Day, an international event celebrating independently-owned record stores. Side A of the 7″ features a tuplet of songs recorded over a weekend in October 2008 at Bloomington’s Russian Recording. The songs serve as a lesson in the power of brevity – each a flaming arrow to the heart of some heavy emotions. Side B of It’s Made Me Cry is the moody, instrumental “Protection Spell,” recorded at Russian Recordings almost exactly a year prior to the other songs and featuring late bassist Evan Farrell. The band’s proceeds from the 7″ will benefit The Evan Farrell Memorial Fund.

A list of businesses participating in Record Store Day can be found HERE.

It’s Made Me Cry will also be available digitally worldwide on May 19.

In May, Magnolia Electric Co. will tour the western U.S., sharing a string of West Coast dates with North Carolina’s The Avett Brothers, who are confessed fans of Magnolia Electric Co. Scott Avett was recently quoted in American Songwriter singing the praises of the band: “Shit, man, that Magnolia (Electric) Co. EP a few years ago moved me, and most of the world hasn’t heard it. That’s ridiculous. But I know those things happen.”

May will also bring a Magnolia Electric Co. appearance at Spain’s Primavera Sound Festival.

See a full listing of Magnolia tour dates HERE.

Stay tuned for more news coming from the Magnolia camp.

JENS LEKMAN Plans String Of West Coast Dates

Recent Australian resident JENS LEKMAN has a string of West Coast U.S. dates planned for May, when he will play several smaller, intimate venues. Peep the tour below.

05/26/09 San Diego, CA – The Loft- UCSD
05/27/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
05/28/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
05/29/09 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
05/30/09 San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Art Center
06/01/09 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
06/02/09 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
06/03/09 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
06/04/09 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
06/05/09 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
06/06/09 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
06/07/09 Vancouver, BC – TBA

AUDIO

Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Everybody by Gardens & Villa
Falling by Here We Go Magic
Not You by Steven A. Clark
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

VIDEOS

Falling by Here We Go Magic

Fixations by Gardens & Villa

Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas

COMING SOON

Gardens & Villa
Music For Dogs
CD / LP
Steven A. Clark
The Lonely Roller
CD / LP
Here We Go Magic
Be Small
CD / LP

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Cayucas
New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

The War On Drugs
Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

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