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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…
Max Blau | 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

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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

My Morning Jacket – “Farewell Transmission” (Songs: Ohia Cover)

Last year, after a long battle with alcoholism, Jason Molina, who led Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., died. On the new double-disc collection Farewell
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Songs: Ohia – “Farewell Transmission” (Demo)

When the troubled genius songwriter Jason Molina passed away last March, the album I turned to for mourning was Magnolia Electric Company, the brilliant document…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Watch Band Of Horses Cover Jason Molina On Kimmel

Last night, Band Of Horses joined the ranks honoring the loss of Jason Molina with their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. They paid tribute by…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 1, 2013 - 5:15 pm