To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Songs: Ohia’s amazing release, The Magnolia Electric Co., Secretly Canadian is releasing a deluxe version complete with demos and outtakes. If the demo version of Farewell Transmission is any indication, than this is a must-own for any fan of Jason Molina’s music. Both the demo and the album version are below.
This is last album released under the Songs: Ohio moniker as the band transitioned into The Magnolia Elecric Co. Jason Groth, who played with Molina offered this – I remember Jason saying that he was hanging out in the South, maybe New Orleans but definitely across the South of the U.S., and it occurred to him that he kept noticing magnolia trees, more than he ever had, and about how resilient and tough yet beautiful the trees were. And how they were everywhere but still managed to blend in somehow. And how precious the flowers were, despite the toughness of the leaves. And that he named the record after those feelings. Maybe that’s why he kept the name for the band – we were resilient and, hopefully, showed some real beauty – maybe that was hard to see through the toughness or the sadness- but it was there. I always thought it was, anyway.
It will be released on Nov. 12 and you can pre-order here.
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