Jason Molina Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Jason Molina:
Damien Jurado, Sun Kil Moon, Bill Callahan, Songs: Ohia, Lambchop, Smog, Mark Kozelek, Red House Painters, Micah P. Hinson, Howe Gelb, Little Wings, Will Oldham
The Lioness was one of Jason Molina's most loved works under his Songs: Ohia moniker. This was the album he recorded in Scotland with Alasdair Roberts and members of Arab Strap guesting. This 2LP re-issue has been expanded to include no less than seven outtakes from the sessions plus some other recordings from a Lissy's session. Totally essential for any fan of the man's work.
Molina! It makes me happy! Well, actually, it doesn’t. Truth be told, the fact that Jason Molina’s name sort-of-rhymes with the eponymous tipple of Terrorvision’s 1998 ode to getting leathered is pretty much the only common ground that the two acts share. Case in point: Let Me Go (sometimes stylised as Let Me Go, Let Me Go, Let Me Go), the 2006 LP from the Songs: Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co. frontman. This is a collection of spare, haunted folk-country in the Bonnie Prince Billy/Mount Eerie vein.
Black Sabbath’s influence runs far and deep, emerging in some unexpected places… Such as in the recorded catalogue of Magnolia Electric Co. singer-songwriter Jason Molina. These intriguing covers of ‘Solitude’ and ‘Snowblind’ were recorded at home in the 90’s, and have only just surfaced. The B-side of this 7” contains a Will Schaff etching.
It's easy to see how Jason Molina drew influence from Townes Van Zandt; his sparse, languishing folk songs absorbed much of Van Zandt's still and modest approach to country songwriting, and it was imparted in both his solo and band records. These two tracks initially appeared on a tape sent to multi-disciplinary artist William Schaff (responsible for artworks as far and wide as Okkervil River, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Molina's own Songs: Ohia), and now they reappear on RSD 7", don't they? Because nothing is sacred but it's still sometimes nice.