Over the course of the past few months, I’ve been on what you might call a “roots rock” kick. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, roots rock is essentially… well… the return to the roots of rock, usually with a dash of country and folk mixed in for good measure. Magnolia Electric Co. is a band that uses all three to create some rocking country tunes that utilize the lyrical genius of folk music to allow for some truly eloquent tales of heartbreak. Their previous incarnation, Songs: Ohia (o-he-uh? o-hi-uh?), played more or less the same style of songs, so be sure to check them out if MEC happens to touch you in the right way. If you’ve ever had your heart broken, it will.
From What Comes After The Blues
Leave The City – (MP3, 5.1 MB)
From Trials & Errors
The Dark Don’t Hide It – (MP3, 6.7 MB)