Wednesday, March 20, 2013

3 Songs: On Repeat

Songs: Ohia – “Lioness” (Singer-songwriter Jason Molina had been battling renal failure due to alcohol abuse for quite a while and sadly, lost that battle over the weekend.  He leaves behind a beautiful and expansive musical legacy that includes his sparse, dark folk musings with Songs: Ohia, and the Neil Young and Warren Zevon-inspired classic rock-leaning full band rock of Magnolia Electric Co.  I could have posted an entire year’s worth of 3 Songs features on Molina’s work but here is the song that first hooked me and brought me into his world.)  

Low – “Just Make It Stop” (The veteran indie rock trio released their new album, The Invisible Way this week on Sub Pop Records.  The album was recorded in Wilco’s studio with Jeff Tweedy at the boards but it doesn’t sound like Jeff fronting Low or Alan now leading Wilco.  In fact, the band remains as sparse and as beautifully melancholic as ever with Mimi taking lead on nearly half of the songs for one of their best albums yet.)

Kait Lawson – “Place In The Ground” (The Memphis-based indie folk singer-songwriter released Until We Drown, her promising debut album this week via Madjack Records.  The first single and ode to her hometown comes complete with Kait’s classic country crooning, rafters-reaching vintage organ and a shuffling beat, which is the perfect introduction to the album and her heartfelt yet biting lyrics of love and loss.)


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