Archive for the ‘ohio’ tag
The wonderful folks at You Ain’t No Picasso celebrated Motel Beds signing to Misra. Thanks YANP! If you’re in the Midwest, go see Motel Beds play @ Fraze Pavilion in Dayton, OH @ 8 PM sharp on Tuesday, August 27 (tomorrow). It’s only $2 [link to purchase tickets]. Beds end with plenty of time for you to head to bed at a reasonable hour.
On August, 27, Misra will release Spineriders — the old band of Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co.) Hello Future Tinglies (1991) is being issued on cassette (limited pressing of 300) – an effort to stay true to the times. Act fast.
Spineriders guitarist/founding Songs: Ohia member Todd Jacops created an online memorial at spineriders.com and Spineriders drummer Carl Raponi produced a limited run of Jason Molina screen-prints (limited to 40) for the occasion. With the approval of the Molina family, all proceeds will go to the Musicians Emergency Medical Association (memafund.org). Aquabear Legion — an art collective in Athens, OH — is helping with the release as well. Head here to listen to “Instrumental 2″ and get a tiny glimpse. We’ll post more leading up to release. It’ll put a smile on your face.
In the late ’80s and early ’90s, Jason Molina played bass and sang backup vocals in the Spineriders — a Lorain, Ohio punk band attending nearby Admiral King High School. Our aim in unearthing Hello Future Tinglies is to provide an invaluable window into the life, circumstances and experiences of a young Northeast Ohio native whose extraordinary gift would grow, take form and awaken the world in innumerable ways.
Pre-order and support here. We hope you enjoy this artifact.
Jason Molina: December 16, 1973 – March 16, 2013
Misra’s new PO Box is at the Wright Brothers Branch here in Dayton. It is the same branch Brainiac used back in the day and included in their liner notes.
Due to its association with both the Wrights and 3RA1N1AC, never has there been so much excitement over a PO Box. We’ll take more pictures (from different angles) and post them online periodically. Perhaps we’ll even dress it up for the holidays?!?!
Send bling, hate mail, care packages, Handi Snacks™, canned whole chicken, chain mail, pimento loaves, lotto tickets, etc. to:
PO Box 9052
Wright Brothers Branch
Dayton, OH 45409
P.S. – Perhaps there may be a bit of news re: someone or something associated with 3RA1N1AC here soon?
We are all deeply saddened to hear that Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. has passed away. He was a phenomenal Ohio musician and his music meant a lot to many in the Misra camp.
Molina hit close to home (literally and figuratively) and Misra had artists lucky enough to share stages and records with him throughout his expansive career. Will Johnson of Centro-matic released Molina & Johnson alongside Jason in 2009 and Southeast Engine played shows and shared the same booking agent as MEC. In addition, Shearwater did a number of dates with Molina back in the day.
His music seemed to make time stand still and, for brief moments, it left a lingering sense that everything was going to be okay. Oh, what a beautiful gift Jason Molina gave. “It ain’t Hallelujah, but it might as well have been.”
Ohio’s own Joel Oliphint recently wrote a phenomenal Pitchfork feature on Columbus’ famed Mus-I-col Recording Studio. Mus-I-col (est. 1964) is where our beloved Black Swans recorded their most recent album Occasion for Song. In doing so, the band joined a long line of greats who have recorded at the legendary studio. The article features a Black Swans song, quotes from Black Swans frontman Jerry DeCicca, as well as quotes from Ohio friends Bela Koe-Krompecher (Anyway Records), Adam Elliott (Times New Viking), and much more. Writer Joel Oliphint was also the longtime editor of Donewaiting – Ohio’s main independent music blog. GOhio!
Donewaiting – Ohio’s Main Independent Music Blog – will Cease Digital Operations, Go Print-Only with 10th Anniversary Bash
Donewaiting is raising the middle finger to the Internet – to the inundated, fast-paced, chintzy culture that often transforms otherwise thoughtful citizens into distracted mental loafers. Of course, this is not always the case, but it happens enough to make any online entity exhausted after a decade.
Yes, Ohio’s main independent music blog is ending digital production in February and will become a print-only entity in the summer. This will commence upon the 10th Anniversary of the blog and Donewaiting plans to release one issue per year. Misra Manager Leo DeLuca wrote for Donewaiting over the past year and mainly championed bands in his hometown of Dayton, OH. Here’s a feature DeLuca wrote on the 15th anniversary of Timmy Taylor’s passing. Taylor was frontman for legendary Dayton band 3RA1N1AC (Brainiac).
Donewaiting have put the final touches on their anniversary/goodbye/hello weekend in Columbus, OH. Here are the details:
Emily Rodgers recently performed and did in an interview in Youngstown, Ohio for the Jimmyfro Show. It’s a fantastic segment. Rodgers’ Bright Day was released on Misra in 2009.
“Emily Rodgers has one of those haunting, unforgettable voices that radiates with a surreal beauty.” NPR All Songs Considered
The Black Swans were recently listed at #11 on American Songwriter’s Top 50 Songs of 2012. Written by Jerry DeCicca, the heavy-hearted “Portsmouth, Ohio” chronicles the day the band’s late violinist Noel Sayre died in a swimming pool accident, with a journalistic eye and no sentimentality, taking the listener from the diving board to the I.C.U. to chicken salad sandwiches on the 4th of July. The swimming pool is featured on the cover of Occasion for Song (Misra; 2012). “Portsmouth, Ohio” has the signature of most great songs – a seemingly effortless ability to make time stand still. It’s a phenomenal track. Do listen here.
Southeast Engine’s wildly talented bassist & harmony vocalist Jesse Remnant writes and records in a band called Human Cannonball. Backed by a band of equally talented Dayton, OH sons, Remnant’s knack for melody is quite remarkable. Here is a piece Don Thrasher (Guided By Voices, Swearing at Motorists, Smug Brothers) recently did on the group for the Dayton Daily News.
Human Cannonball self-releases their debut Let’s Be Friends this weekend in Remnant’s hometown of Dayton, OH. The band plays Canal St. Tavern Saturday night @ 9:30 PM with Tim Pritchard & The Boxcar Ensemble and Josh Eagle & Harvest City.
The Black Swans have been one of Grandma’s very favorites for a long while now. She first saw them play back in 2004 at Donkey Coffee in Athens, OH on the heels of their debut album Who Will Walk in the Darkness with You?
The band has changed a lot since then, but still managed to retain the same beautiful, strange, intelligent ethos. Here is evidence of all that — a house show video of the song “Fickled & Faded” off their forthcoming Misra release Occasion for Song (July 31). It’s one in a series now up on The Black Swans YouTube channel.
Too, Columbus Alive! and Donewaiting did nice previews on the new album a bit back. Look for an unrolling of national press upon the album’s release. You can pre-order Occasion for Song here for a limited-time lower price.
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