Magnolia Electric Co - What Comes After The Blues - 2005 Indie Folk Rock - Sealed LP RIP Jason Molina

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Magnolia Electric Co - What Comes After The Blues

Label: Secretly Canadian
Cat#: SC102LP
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album


Released with a printed inner sleeve, sticker on front cover and mp3 download code. Some new copies may have a die cut paper inner sleeve as well as the printed inner sleeve, plus a generic black round sticker on shrink wrap stating "This vinyl is accompanied by a coupon that can be used for a limited time to download MP3 audio files of the recordings".

SC102LP on sticker on back cover, SC102 on spine.

New Sealed
has inner lyric sleeve
Country: US
Released: 05 Apr 2005
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock


A1 The Dark Don't Hide It 4:15
A2 The Night Shift Lullaby
Written-By – Jennie Benford 4:33
A3 Leave The City 4:28
A4 Hard To Love A Man 4:18


B1 Give Something Else Away Every Day 4:57
B2 Northstar Blues 5:08
B3 Hammer Down 2:41
B4 I Can Not Have Seen The Light 5:43


Recorded at Electrical Audio.

SC102LP on sticker
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Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Jennie Benford
Bass – Pete Schreiner
Drums – Mark Rice
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Jason Groth
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Jason Molina
Organ [Wurlitzer], Piano, Trumpet, Vocals – Michael Kapinus
Photography [Source Photo] – Adam Yale
Piano, Mellotron – Jim Grabowski
Recorded By – Steve Albini
Songwriter – Jason Molina (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1 to B4)
Steel Guitar – Mike Brenner
Violin – Dan Macadam

Here's what's confusing: Jason Molina, main guy behind Magnolia Electric Co., was, in a previous incarnation, Songs: Ohia, which put out the widely praised 2003 LP Magnolia Electric Co . Regardless of what handle he's recording under, though—and there have been many—Molina's sound maintains a certain earthy, tumbleweeds-and-troubled-times integrity that doesn't appear to be winding its way toward beach blankets and sunny skies.

If you are familiar with the likes of Mercury Rev's Deserter's Songs and Will Oldham's Viva Last Blues, you'd better step to this pronto. Based largely around Jason Molina's tremulous vocals, with perfectly measured dabs of electric guitar, bass, drums and - oh, yes - piano adding to the atmosphere, it is another instalment in the fantastic road trip that began with The Band The Band. Travelling along that great cosmic highway, it spends a night at the Motel Tonight's the Night to be sure, but all those Neil Young comparisons really miss the point. MEC are their own thing, and they have considerable greatness in them. The companion piece to this - Fading Trails - is also superb,

But that's to its advantage. Where the late-90s indie rock brigade bulldozed their own mud-caked interpretations of Harvest-era folk into the ground, opening the door for the resurgence of retooled 80s pop, Molina's rotgut-steeped rock betrays a haunting! authenticity that won't soon lose its flavor. The gratifying opening guitar storm of first track "The Dark Don't Hide It," in fact, could fuel a real-rock turnabout on its own.

Molina died on March 16, 2013, in Indianapolis as a result of alcohol abuse-related organ failure. He was 39.
Henry Owings, a friend of the musician, published an article on his online music magazine Chunklet that said Molina had struggled with alcoholism for most of the decade leading up to his death. Owings also wrote that Molina had "cashed out on Saturday night in Indianapolis with nothing but a cell phone in his pocket

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Secretly Canadian