Very eagle-eyed readers of this blog will remember that my buddy Hugh posted about The Magnolia Electric Co. a short while back. Now, if you’re up to date on your alternative country, you’ll know that Songs: Ohia was the precursor to that very group, headed by the very talented Jason Molina.
I will say this right off the bat: I am definately not one to look toward for some country music loving (you know, Garth Brooks and the like), but I found myself being totally hooked by these soulful, mellow and imaginative tunes, each of which carried with it a lovely bit of old-fashioned country twang. And what do I mean by imaginative? Well, let’s take a look at my favourite lyric from Farewell Transmission:
Mama, here comes midnight, with the dead moon in it’s jaws
Must be a big star about to fall
I’m not sure what it means, but I love it to bits!
From The Magnolia Electric Co.:
Farewell Transmission – (MP3, 6.8 MB)