Last week, we lost Jason Molina, of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., from organ failure after excessive alcohol consumption. To help pay for Molina’s funeral and medical costs, Graveface Records is putting together a Molina tribute album as a benefit. The album is called Weary Engine Blues, and it’s set to include Molina peers like Will Oldman, Phil Elverum, Will Johnson, Damien Jurado, Scoutt Niblett, Herman Dune, Allo Darlin’, and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg. One of the songs to be featured is a version of “It’s Easier Now” from Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon frontman Mark Kozelek, Molina’s brother in depressive underground singer-songwriterdom and occasional name changes. Kozelek’s rendition is brief, bare, and very, very sad. Listen to it below.
(via Consequence Of Sound)
Weary Engine Blues will include a screenprint from artist William Schaff, and you can pre-order it here.