Jason Molina’s Coming To America, Magnolia Electric Co. Hit The Road

Jason Molina’s work as Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. (and etc.) has always been steeped in the American landscape — look no further than Sojourner’s “Texas 71″ — but interestingly, the singer/songwriter currently resides in the UK. Absence makes the heart? Molina’s been touring solo overseas, too, but on 10/21, he’s joining up with those other guys in that picture for a 13 date tour of the States. It ends in Chicago, where the band can seamlessly plop into the studio with Steve Albini and get to work on a new Magnolia Electric Co. album, currently scheduled for a mid-2009 release. Revisit “Texas 71″ (both the song and the place) while you check out those dates:

Magnolia Electric Co. – “Texas 71″ (MP3)

Those dates, including a few in Texas:

10/21 – Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk Chumley
10/22 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
10/23 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
10/24 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/25 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottle Tree
10/26 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
10/27 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
10/28 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington
10/30 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/31 – Norman, OK @ The Opolis
11/01 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
11/02 – St. Louis, MO @ The Bluebird
11/03 – Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub

[Photo by Dan Peterson]