Songs: Ohia - Soul

Alex on October 21 2014

Such an odd feeling, discovering an artist only to find out he died a year ago. Listening to Songs: Ohia's Journey On album one can definitely deduce Jason Molina was not a happy camper. The album courses through the same veins as artists such as Elliot Smith and Modest Mouse front man Isaac Brock touch on - a drunken slur with moments of clarity, peace, and finally anger. According to band members Jason struggled with alcohol and depression for over 10 years.

Molina posted this note in May 2012 to his fans after spending most of 2012 in and out of a hospital - "Treatment is good, getting to deal with a lot of things that even the music didn't want to. I have not given up because you, my friends have not given up on me." A year later Jason died at the age of 39 from alcohol abuse-related organ failure.

The last thing I was expecting when this track popped up on my Soundcloud was discovering such a complicated story. I'm looking forward to browsing Jason's extensive library of music he left behind. Now if you'll excuse I'm going to go hug my dogs for the next twenty minutes.

If you'd like to read more about Jason Molinacheck out Henry Owing's article on Chunklet

Wishbone - School of Fish

Alex on October 16 2014

This style of music always resonates well with me. When I listen to tracks like this I could picture myself literally doing anything while playing this song. Walking? Sure. Cooking? Yep. Getting into a street brawl with 3 members from The Crypts? Yea alright. Wrestle a panda bear in a luchador outfit? Always. I'm happy to fit in Wishbone right next to my other "can do anything while playing" artists such as Dr. Dog and Meligrove Band.

Check out Wishbone's split album with Follies on Bandcamp.

Vesuvio Solo - Avion

chris on October 14 2014

It's like this album has Multiple Personality Disorder, hopefully not from repeated emotional abuse as a child. Fingers crossed. This particular version of itself seems to resemble Metronomy. In all it's crazy, this album is super freaking good.

Party Supplies - The Light in the Addict feat. Action Bronson and Black Atlass

chris on October 13 2014

Party Supplies ticklin the ivories... Rollin down I Seventy-Three... On the way to Myrtle Beech... I got rhymes for days G!

Springtime Carnivore - Sun Went Black

Alex on October 13 2014

Those of you around during left as rain's early days (think 2008) remember me pushing a band known as The Hush Sound. Well Greta Morgan, my most notable twitter follower, decided to form her own solo project. Greta set out on a great adventure. She ventured far and deep into the perilous Mount Doom, probably Los Angeles, and forged their first LP titled appropriately enough - Springtime Carnivore. The LP isn't available until 11/04/14 but judging by the single one can only suspect it will be one LP which rules..... ...them all. There I said.

Polica - Chain My Name

chris on October 10 2014

Polica is still dedicated to making bad ass music. One you bring on two drummers, Bad Ass is pretty much your mission statement.

Sean Nicholas Savage - Empire

chris on October 09 2014

Let's play the lovechild game. I say he's the lovechild of George Michael and Michael McDonald. Time can never mend, the careless whispers of a good friend. Man, I would let MacDonald careless whisper in my ear any night.

Sales - Getting It On

Alex on October 07 2014

Apparently Orlando has a music scene? Between Sales and xXpriestXx I'm really starting to vibe with this Post Mickey Synth Wilderness Lodge Mod Pop music genre.

Gardens and Villa - Bullet Train

chris on October 07 2014

The new Gee & Vee EP is available for free download on their site, so get that shit. Fun Fact: it's produced by DFA's Tim Goldsworthy - UNKLE, The Rapture and Cut Copy - so expect a different sound.

The Weeknd - King of the Fall

chris on October 03 2014

Let's set this mother fucker off with this aptly named artist for a Friday track. If you need me, I'll be on a lightning strike mission to Cleveland to acquire some printing equipment that's going to change my life. If you can make your hobby your job, you've figured it out.