My Morning Jacket Send 'Farewell Transmission' to Late, Great Jason Molina

Songs: Ohia cover hails from double-disc set paying tribute to Magnolia Electric Co. man

My Morning Jacket 'Farewell Transmission' Songs: Ohia Stream
The cover of 'Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina'
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Jason Molina left behind an impressive legacy of song when he died last March at the far-too-young age of 39. With Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. — and in particular the Magnolia Electric Co. album that bridged those projects' gap — the Ohio-born artist demonstrated a remarkable ability to connect blue-collar concerns and depressive tendencies to heartfelt poetry and stunning songcraft. It's no wonder, then, that so many other music-makers were inspired by Molina. On April 22, Rock the Cause Records will release Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina, a two-disc set that collects new cover versions of the man's music from "a group of artists and musicians who are also Jason's friends, collaborators, bandmates, and fans." Below you can hear My Morning Jacket take on the set's titular song, a masterpiece from that recently reissued magnum opus Magnolia Electric Co., "Farewell Transmission." Therein, Jim James holds forth over a surprisingly dubby beat. Listen here, and peruse the track list beneath that.

Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina

Disc 1 track list:

1. "Get Out Get Out Get Out" - Squares
2. "Arm in Arm" - Memorial Electric Co
3. "Farewell Transmission" - My Morning Jacket
4. "Lioness" - Enemy Planes
5. "7th Street Wonderland" - Murder By Death
6. "Alone With the Owl" - Sarah Jaffe
7. "Old Black Hen" - Jonah Tolchin
8. "Leave This City" - Ben Lubeck of Farewell Milwaukee
9. "Two Blue Lights" - The Black Swans
10. "Almost Was Good Enough" - Bro Stephen ft. Jim James
11. "Didn't It Rain" - Box Of Baby Birds
12. "Memphis Moon" - Cory Brana
13. "The Dark Don't Hide It" - Gabriel Douglas ft. Drew Priener
14. "I've Been Riding With the Ghost" - Fathom Lane

Disc 2 track list:

1. "Trouble In Mind (Fade to Blue)" - Memorial Electric Co
2. "I Can Not Have Seen the Light" - Matt Bauer and Heather McEntire
3. "34 Blues" - Will Johnson and Briton Biesenherz
4. "Hammer Down" - Jim and Jennie & The Pinetops
5. "Just Be Simple" - Water Liars
6. "Steve Albini's Blues" - Catherine Irwin
7. "White Sulfur" - Nathan Salsburg & Joan Shelley
8. "Don't This Look Like the Dark" - Wooden Wand
9. "Hear My Heart Final" - Luke Redfield
10. "Lioness" - Viking Moses
11. "The Big Game Is Every Night" - Bottomless Pit
12. "Hold on Magnolia" - Communist Daughter
13. "John Henry Split My Heart" - Jonny James and The Hall of Fames

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