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Jason Molina (Songs Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.) Discography

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Some amazing music here from one of our real faves, Jason Molina, either solo or with Songs Ohia or Magnolia Electric Co.

Jason Molina is an American singer-songwriter, originally from Lorain, Ohio. He first came to prominence performing and recording as Songs: Ohia, both in solo projects and with a rotating cast of musicians. Since 2003, he has recorded either under his own name or with a stable line-up of band members as the Magnolia Electric Co.

We’ve posted and written about Molina and his bands on Last Bastion – check it here label/JasonMolina .

We here at Last Bastion love Jason Molina the therefore love Lorain, Ohio, though we haven’t a clue where the fuck it is!

We first came across him when he played in Dublin supporting the Frames (who we don’t like so ,much) as Songs: Ohia. We bought his debut album that night- this is long before these wonderful download days – and loved it. We saw him a few more times in the coming years and when we had the cash, splashed out on the odd Songs: Ohia album.

Since 2003, Molina has recorded either under his own name or – since 2005 – with a stable line-up of band members as the Magnolia Electric Co.

This post nigh completes the wonderful range of Molina’s work.

Check his site here; http://www.magnoliaelectricco.com


Behind these eyes a desert spirit

Sea serpent heart inside a sunken ship

I finally got it

All parts wrong

I didn’t know how long it would take to do it

Behind these eyes

Dead grey mule

Torn apart moon in an empty room

It’s easier now

And I just say I got better

It’s easier now

That I just say I got better

It’s easier when I just admit

Death comes now

And the next minute

the next minute

Behind these eyes

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Songs: Ohia (1996-2003)

Songs: Ohia was largely a project of revolving musicians with singer-songwriter Jason Molina as its center and sole stable member. Critics and fans alike have found considerable difficulty in trying to define the band’s changing sound, usually settling on more general labels such as indie rock, lo-fi, folk or alt-country. The second part of the name is an allusion to both the Hawaiian tree ‘Ōhi‘a lehua and Molina’s home state of Ohio.

Molina’s first release under the Songs: Ohia moniker came in 1996 as a single on Palace Records, Nor Cease Thou Never Now. This was followed by the 1997 full-length album, Songs: Ohia (known among fans as the Black Album), released on the Bloomington, Indiana-based label Secretly Canadian, the label on which Molina has remained since.

In 2000 Molina released three albums: The Lioness which was recorded in Glasgow by producer Andy Miller with help from Alasdair Roberts and members of Arab Strap, Ghost Tropic, recorded by Mike Mogis, and Protection Spells, a solo album which was sold at live shows and is now out of print.

By 2000, Molina had given his baritone guitar a rest in favor of a regular six-string electric guitar and put together a full band to back him, including brothers Dan and Rob Sullivan on guitar and bass, Jeff Panall on drums, and Jim Grabowski on organ. In the same year the touring band also recorded a live album near Modena, Italy, which was released locally in 2001 as Mi Sei Apparso Come Un Fantasma.

In 2002 Molina recorded Didn’t It Rain in Philadelphia with members of Bluegrass band Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops. On the album, named after a Mahalia Jackson song, the band achieved an almost gospel sound that was a vast departure from the dense feel of Ghost Tropic.

Constantly recording and writing new songs, Songs: Ohia released a handful of singles and EPs in 2002, including a split EP with My Morning Jacket and a collaborative EP (under the name Amalgamated Sons of Rest) with Will Oldham and Alasdair Roberts.

The release of Magnolia Electric Co. in 2003 marked a shift in direction for Songs: Ohia. Several major differences set this album apart from previous Songs: Ohia releases. First, the album, recorded with renowned engineer Steve Albini, is the most driving and straightforward rock album in the Songs: Ohia catalogue. Every song was recorded live in the studio with a full touring band plus musicians from Didn’t it Rain.

The album’s sound draws heavily from the heartland rock and folk-rock of the 1960s/70s, as well as, to some degree, Molina’s heavy metal roots (British metal pioneers Black Sabbath are often cited as one of Molina’s influences). Magnolia Electric Co. saw Molina relinquishing vocal duties on two of the eight tracks: local country singer Lawrence Peters lends his voice to “The Old Black Hen”, while fellow Secretly Canadian artist Scout Niblett takes over on “Peoria Lunch Box Blues” (both songs were written by Molina).

Songs:Ohia

1997 Songs:Ohia:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88475832/SO.zip

1998 Impala:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88467471/Imp.zip
OR
http://www.mediafire.com/?00mbxyvn0lm

1999 Axxess & Aces:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88464818/A_A.zip
OR
http://www.mediafire.com/?8zx1ymx9mmm

2000 The Lioness:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88467472/Lns.zip
OR
http://www.mediafire.com/?0m5ucoykemz

2000 Protection Spells (tour-only release)
http://rapidshare.com/files/69093344/Songs-O-LowLive.rar

2000 Ghost Tropic
http://www.megaupload.com/nl/?d=Z7RUAILJ

2001 Mi Sei Apparso Come Un Fantasma:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88475831/MSACUF.zip

2002 Didn’t It Rain:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88464819/DIR.zip

2002 Split EP (with My Morning Jacket)
http://rapidshare.com/files/69086636/Songs-O-SplitEP.rar
OR
http://www.mediafire.com/?9nodcr9xhtm

2003 The Magnolia Electric Company:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88472737/TMEC.zip

All of these are either 128/160/192kbps.


Magnolia Electric Co. (since 2003)

In March 2003, while on tour, Molina announced that he would rename the band as Magnolia Electric Co., retaining many of the original players and the stylistic direction of the album of the same name.

Molina would also continue to release solo work, but this time under his own name. The first such release came in January 2004, as the full-length vinyl release Pyramid Electric Co..

While Magnolia Electric Co. and Pyramid Electric Co. were originally intended as a double album, the latter seems to be the stylistic polar opposite of the former.

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Engineered by Mike Mogis, who also engineered Ghost Tropic, Pyramid finds Molina alone at the microphone with only his voice, a piano or a guitar. Magnolia Electric Co.’s first official release was a live album called Trials and Errors, followed by a studio album titled What Comes After The Blues and an EP, Hard To Love a Man, all three released in 2005. In 2006, Molina released two more records: the sparse solo “Let Me Go, Let Me Go, Let Me Go” and the more conventional “Fading Trails”, with Magnolia Electric Co., the latter culled from three separate sessions over the past year.

It is not entirely clear when Songs: Ohia became Magnolia Electric Co. In interviews, Jason Molina has claimed that he considered the tenure of Songs: Ohia over after “Didn’t It Rain”, which would make Magnolia Electric Co. the eponymous debut album under the new name. The name “Songs: Ohia” appears nowhere on the artwork of album and only a promotional sticker on the cellophane wrapping connects it with the prior name. Nevertheless, Secretly Canadian still promotes the album under the Songs: Ohia moniker.

On the other hand, the Magnolia Electric Co. live album, Trials and Errors, was recorded on April 16, 2003 at the Ancienne Belgique club in Brussels, at a time when the band was still touring under the Songs: Ohia name. Pitchfork Media later reported that name change would be made official after the Spain tour in October 2003.

Officially Songs: Ohia no longer records or performs, and projects have been either marketed as Magnolia Electric Co. or as Jason Molina’s solo work, but many fans use Songs: Ohia to refer to all of Molina’s projects collectively.


Magnolia Electric Co.

2005 Trials & Errors:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88485015/T_E.zip

2005 Hard to Love a Man EP:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88479512/HTLAM.zip

2005 What Comes After the Blues
http://rapidshare.com/files/68425370/Magnolia_Electric_Co._-_What_Comes_After_The_Blues.rar

2006 Fading Trails
http://rapidshare.com/files/11113154/Magnolia_Electric_Co._-_Fading_Trails__320_kbps_.rar

2007 Sojourner (4-CD Box Set release) … I’ve posted and written about this already on Last Bastion – check it here label/JasonMolina

Nashville Moon:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88479514/NM.zip

Shohola:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88482500/Shla.zip

Sun Session:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88482502/SSes.zip

Black Ram:
http://rapidshare.com/files/88482505/TBR.zip

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Jason Molina

2004 Pyramid Electric Co.
http://rapidshare.com/files/69088280/Jason-M-PECo.rar

2006 Let Me Go, Let Me Go, Let Me Go
http://rapidshare.com/files/68856173/Jason-M-LMGX3.rar

According to the original posters, there are NO PASSWORDS on these files.

Therefore, if you do get a PASSWORD warning when opening the Win RAR file, this means that the file has not been downloaded properly.

Win RAR throws out this dumb DEFAULT MESSAGE.

It does not mean that a password is required!

You need to DL it again properly.

Thanks lamepunk, Gill Bates and iraklis


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April 26, 2008 Posted by | Jason Molina, Magnolia Electric Co., Songs Ohia | 6 Comments

Magnolia Electric Co. – Sojourner Box Set (2007)

We here at Last Bastion love Jason Molina the therefore love Lorain, Ohio, though we haven’t a clue where the fuck it is!

We firdst came across him when he played in Dublin supporting the Frames (who we don’t like so ,much) as Songs: Ohia. We bought his debut album that night- this is long before these wonderful download days – and loved it. We saw him a few more times in the coming years and when we had the cash, splashed out on the odd Songs: Ohia album.

Since 2003, Molina has recorded either under his own name or – since 2005 – with a stable line-up of band members as the Magnolia Electric Co.

This great Magnolia Electric Co. box set includes four CDs, a DVD, a poster, postcards, and even a medallion! I’ve always wanted a medallion from Ohio!

The CDs are from four distinct recording sessions following the release of the group’s debut studio album, “What Comes After The Blues” in 2005.

The band’s 2006 album, Fading Trails, was compiled from the 4 recording sessions included in their entirety on Sojourner.

“Nashville Moon” was recorded by Steve Albini, “Sun Session” was recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, the “Black Ram” session was recorded by David Lowery, and the “Shohola” session was recorded by Jason Molina alone, with a guitar and microphone.

“The Road Becomes What You Leave” is a documentary film that follows the band as they tour the prairie provinces of Canada, and it shows the loneliness one can feel even when traveling in a pack.

Together, these make for the most ambitious and robust Magnolia Electric Co. release to date.

Tracklistings

Nashville Moon

  1. “Lonesome Valley”
  2. “Montgomery”
  3. “Don’t Fade on Me”
  4. “Hammer Down”
  5. “No Moon on the Water”
  6. “Nashville Moon”
  7. “What Comes After the Blues”
  8. “Don’t This Look Like the Dark”
  9. “North Star”
  10. “Bowery”
  11. “Texas 71”
  12. “Down the Wrong Road Both Ways”

Black Ram

  1. “In the Human World”
  2. “The Black Ram”
  3. “What’s Broken Becomes Better”
  4. “Will-O-the-Wisp”
  5. “Kanawha”
  6. “A Little at a Time”
  7. “Blackbird”
  8. “And the Moon Hits the Water”
  9. “The Old Horizon”

Sun Session

  1. “Talk to Me Devil, Again”
  2. “Memphis Moon”
  3. “Hold on Magnolia”
  4. “Trouble in Mind”

Shohola

  1. “Steady Now”
  2. “Spanish Moon Fall and Rise”
  3. “Night Country”
  4. “Shiloh Temple Bell”
  5. “The Spell”
  6. “Take One Thing Along”
  7. “The Lamb’s Song”
  8. “Roll the Wheel”
  1. One Thin Dime (iTunes bonus track)
  2. Lonesome Valley (Alternate) (iTunes bonus track)

Here be magnificence;

Disc 1:Nashville Moon

http://rapidshare.com/files/49197645/nm.rar

Disc 2:Sun Sessions

http://rapidshare.com/files/49085344/ss.rar

Disc 3:Black Ram

http://rapidshare.com/files/49089251/br.rar

Disc 4:Shohola

http://rapidshare.com/files/49220661/sh.rar

MIRRORS;

Nashville Moon

http://www.mediafire.com/?6dmfmody1xo

The Black Ram

http://www.mediafire.com/?boujj5gtyqt

Sun Session EP

http://www.mediafire.com/?4vtgzunqyyj

Shohola

http://www.badongo.com/es/file/3948642

Thanks the original poster


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April 26, 2008 Posted by | Jason Molina, Magnolia Electric Co., Music_AltCountry, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | Leave a comment