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Deconstructing: Jason Molina, Uninsured Musicians, And The Importance Of Health Care

On March 16, Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.'s Jason Molina died of natural causes in his Indianapolis home. The 39-year-old songwriter's organs gave out…
Michael Nelson | April 22, 2013 - 12:55 pm


Backtrack: Jason Molina

Over the weekend, Jason Molina died of organ failure due to alcohol consumption. His label, Secretly Canadian, released a statement. He'd been to rehab, and…
Sam Hockley-Smith | March 19, 2013 - 1:32 pm

More Jason Molina stories

Stream Jason Molina’s Posthumous Album Eight Gates

If today feels especially haunted out there in indie-rock land, it's not just you. David Berman died one year ago today, and tributes are pouring…
Chris DeVille | August 7, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Jason Molina – “The Mission’s End”

Jason Molina, the beloved songwriter behind the long-running indie rock projects Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., battled alcoholism for his entire career, and he…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2020 - 10:03 am

Posthumous Jason Molina Album Eight Gates Coming Soon: Hear “Shadow Answers The Wall”

A new Jason Molina album is coming out. A new Jason Molina album is coming out! The late, great Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2020 - 9:10 am

New Reissue Of Songs: Ohia’s The Lioness Features Bonus Disc Of Unheard Recordings

Songs: Ohia’s 2000 album The Lioness is being reissued on November 23 by Secretly Canadian. The release, entitled Love & Work: The Lioness Sessions, will…
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | October 12, 2018 - 10:48 am

Strand Of Oaks’ Tim Showalter & Surviving Magnolia Electric Co. Members Form Goshen Electric Co.

The centerpiece of Strand Of Oaks' 2014 breakout album HEAL was "JM," a mammoth tribute to the late Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. frontman…
Chris DeVille | September 18, 2018 - 11:08 am

Hear Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee Cover Two Jason Molina Songs

Two indie rock all-stars, Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield, have teamed up to cover two of their favorite Jason Molina tracks, Songs: Ohia's "Farewell…
Peter Helman | January 25, 2018 - 9:05 am

Jason Molina – “Royko”

Jason Molina joins Angel Olsen, PWR BTTM, Avey Tare, Mitski, How To Dress Well, Strand Of Oaks, and a ton of other artists on Secretly…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 23, 2017 - 4:07 pm

John Vanderslice – “Long Dark Blues” (Songs: Ohia Cover)

Lots of musicians have taken a crack at Jason Molina's music, particularly since we lost the legendary Songs: Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co. frontman to alcohol-inflicted organ…
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Watch Glen Hansard Cover Songs: Ohia’s “Hold On Magnolia” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Hold On Magnolia" is the soul-decimating conclusion to Songs: Ohia's Magnolia Electric Company, the late Jason Molina's masterpiece of graceful desperation. It's one of those…
Chris DeVille | March 2, 2015 - 12:16 pm

Marissa Nadler – “It’s Easier Now” (Jason Molina Cover)

It's been almost two years since Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. passed away due to organ failure, but since then we've…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 22, 2015 - 5:54 pm

Jason Molina – “September 11, 2001″ (Feat. Will Oldham, Alasdair Roberts)

On September 11, 2001, three celebrated singer-songwriters were in a farmhouse in Kentucky, trying to process their feelings about what had just happened the only…
James Rettig | January 14, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Songs: Ohia – “Blue Chicago Moon” (Demo) (Stereogum Premiere)

Here's another beauty from the upcoming reissue of Songs: Ohia's Didn't It Rain. "Blue Chicago Moon" was already a classically haunting Jason Molina composition, teeming…
Chris DeVille | October 28, 2014 - 10:00 am

Songs: Ohia – “Ring The Bell – Working Title: Depression No. 42″

The late Jason Molina's music continues to reach new weary hearts by way of Secretly Canadian's reissue campaign. Following last year's deluxe Magnolia Electric Company
Chris DeVille | August 26, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Unreleased Music From Jason Molina, Volcano Choir, Mark Kozelek Offered To Carousel Crowdfunding

Looff Carousel, which sits in East Providence's Crescent Park, was built in 1895, and it's a beautiful piece of machinery. And to raise money for…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Strand Of Oaks – “JM”

The smoldering core of Strand Of Oaks' HEAL is "JM," Timothy Showalter's note-perfect tribute to the late Jason Molina, who passed away last year from…
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2014 - 3:53 pm