Magnolia Electric Co., 'Sojourner' (Secretly Canadian)

6
Sojourner
Critical Mass
Label: Secretly Canadian

by David Marchese

A four-CD-plus-DVD behemoth packaged in a wooden box, Sojourner was recorded in four different locations by Magnolia singer/songwriter Jason Molina with help from a cast including engineer Steve Albini, Cracker's David Lowery, and singer/violinist Andrew Bird. In small doses these acoustic dirges and country-rock laments -- played at tempos that make Crazy Horse sound like Slayer -- pass by indistinctly, but over time, the slow-blooming guitar solos and age-old folkie melodies of tracks like "Bowery" and "Trouble in Mind" reveal their sturdy, dignified strengths.

Now Hear This: Magnolia Electric Co. - "Lonesome Valley" DOWNLOAD MP3

Now Watch This: Magnolia Electric Co. - A Little at a Time

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 EMA — Drown " 04:41
  • 2 Walter Lukens — Every Night " 02:55
  • 3 Sarah Bethe Nelson — Paying " 05:47
  • 4 Faith Healer — Again " 02:57
  • 5 Death Cab for Cutie — Black Sun " 04:49
  • 6 OOFJ — I Forgive You " 03:52
  • 7 In Tall Buildings — Bawl Cry Wail " 04:08

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA