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Centro-matic’s Will Johnson & Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg on Benefit Compilation for the Late Jason Molina
Will Johnson (Centro-matic/South San Gabriel) and Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) – two artists responsible for some of Misra’s finest releases – will be featured on a benefit compilation for Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co. Do view the phenomenal artwork Will Schaff created for Molina (above) and the compilation’s cover (below). Read more about it all at the foot of this post.
Graveface Records has announced a benefit compilation honoring the late Jason Molina, all proceeds from which will help his family with medical and funeral costs. The CD comp, which will feature artists covering Molina’s songs, includes Mark Kozelek, Phil Elverum, Will Oldham, Allo Darlin’, Scout Niblett, John Vanderslice, Jeffrey Lewis, Will Johnson, Damien Jurado, Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg, Hospital Ships, Wave Pictures, Herman Dune, and more. It’s titled Weary Engine Blues after an artwork by Molina used for the cover, above.
Listen to Mark Kozelek’s contribution above. The CD will be accompanied by a screenprinted artwork by William Schaff, made for Molina and pictured below. Of the print, Schaff said:
Back in January of this year, I received a message from a friend of Jason’s, Tara Samaha. Like so many of us were, she was concerned. She was concerned for his safety, mental and physical health after receiving an alarming email. She felt he needed a map to help him through these troubled times and then asked that I make him one. I did. Sadly we were never able to land a concrete address for Jason, where we knew he would get the map… Sadly, the map was never delivered to him… Ryan Graveface and I thought maybe there is still a way for this map to be useful… 100% of the profits from this print will be going to Jason Molina’s family.