New Magnolia Electric Co. – Josephine

MP3: Magnolia Electric Co. – “Josephine” from Josephine, due July 21 on Secretly Canadian.

“I’ve turned your life so upside-down / I don’t know how you stayed or why.” So begins the title track from Jason Molina‘s latest album. Doesn’t sound like he’s breaking much new ground here, but why should he? It’s a great sound, sad and reflective, but there’s an underlying glimmer of hope tucked away behind those overdriven guitar amps that are buried in the mix under the piano. “I lived so long with the shadows, lord, I became one of them / Oh what a fool I’ve been.”

If you haven’t yet given this band a chance, they share a bunch of MP3s, which you can find (along with summer tour dates) after the jump… I highly recommend “Leave the City,” which will break your heart. But of all my great reasons for leaving, now I can’t think of any…

Magnolia Electric Co.: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki, web.


Older MP3s from Magnolia’s website

Lonesome Valley

Doing Something Wrong

The Dark Don’t Hide It

Leave The City

The Dark Don’t Hide It (Live)

Cross The Road (Live)

Farewell TransmissionOlder Jason Molina MP3s

Get Out, Get Out, Get Out

Older Songs: Ohia MP3s

Two Blue Lights

Body Burned Away

Captain Badass

East’s Heart Divided

East’s Last Heart

Cabwaylingo

2009 Summer Tour Dates

7/10 – Bloomington, IN – Russian Recording

7/11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

7/12 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout

7/14 – Newport, KY – Southgate House

7/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Andy Warhol Museum

7/16 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk

7/17 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East

7/18 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse

7/20 – Washington, DC – Black Cat

7/21 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

7/22 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

7/23 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone

7/24 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves

7/25 – Austin, TX – Mohawk

7/27 – Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture

7/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo

7/29 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill

7/31 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir

8/01 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile

8/03 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

8/04 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive

8/05 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar

8/06 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room

8/07 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

8/08 – Dubuque, IA – Busted Lift

8/27 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Paradiso

8/28 – Berlin, Germany – Lido

8/29 – Aarhus, Denmark- VoxHall

8/30 – Malmo, Sweden – Debaser

8/31 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust

9/02 – London, UK – Bush Hall

9/03 – Brighton, UK – Duke of Yorkshire Picture House

9/04 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

9/05 – Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic 2009

9/06 – Porthcrawl, UK – Seascape Festival at The Grand Pavillion

9/07 – London, UK – Institute Of Contemporary Arts

9/09 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schocken

9/10 – Zurich, Switzerland – El Lokal

9/11 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Le Romandie

9/12 – Lille, France – Radar Festival

9/13 – Tolland Royal, UK – End Of The Road Festival

9/15 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique

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