Monday, March 18, 2013

RIP Jason Molina

Jason Molina, the man behind Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., along with his own solo work, died today at 39. I feel very ill-suited to be writing these words, due to how short Molina's music has been in my life. I discovered him through his final release, a wonderful 10" titled Autumn Bird Songs that was a part of the William Schaff art book that Graveface Records helped put out last year. Spinning that green marbled 10" was a joy, not only paring it with Schaff's surreal and beautiful art, but getting the chance to discover an artist with such an amazing catalog that I could dive in to. Molina made insanely intense, personal songs that should not just be compared to others. His music was distinctly his own, and that's what made it so good. You can donate to his memorial fund through Paypal here.

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