[mp3] Magnolia Electric Co. - "Josephine"

Jason Molina has long been considered one of Americana’s most prolific songwriters, but it’s been 3 years since their last proper studio release, Fading Trails. Granted there was the 4-disc boxed set Sojourner since then, but that’s another story. Magnolia Electric Co. are gearing up to release Josephine, which is being described as a sort of concept record on loss and loneliness that mines the tragic 2007 death of M.E.C. bassist Evan Farrell for inspiration. The title track is a stripped down, soulful ballad and a welcome return for a band that’s been out of the loop for a little too long. Josephine comes out 7/21 through Secretly Canadian. Pitchfork had an interview with Molina today that shed a lot of light on the making of the new record.

MP3 :: Josephine
(from Josephine. Info here)

Josephine tracklist:

O! Grace
The Rock Of Ages
Song For Willie
Hope Dies Last
The Handing Down
Map Of The Falling Sky
Little Sad Eyes
Heartbreak At Ten Paces
Knoxville Girl
An Arrow In The Gale

I’m excited to hear a studio version of “Whip-poor-will”, which first surfaced on a bonus CD that came with the vinyl version of the self-titled career highlight Magnolia Electric Co. from 2002. Check that out here:

MP3 :: Whip-poor-will

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