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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

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
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Here We Go Magic
Winstom-Salem, NC - Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival - FREE SHOW

The War On Drugs
Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre  w/ Califone

See all upcoming shows