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#159: Richard Swift, “The Hex”

Bolachas Now Playing, a new music Spotify playlist updated every Tuesday.

He has left us alone but shafts of light sometimes grace the corner of our rooms. Richard Swift’s posthumously released final album, The Hex, was released last week and is our record of the week. Plus: new songs by Alejandro Escovedo, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Goshen Electric Co. (Strand of Oaks + Magnolia Electric Co. – JMo), The Hold SteadyHiss Golden Messenger, The Black Lillies, Dawn Landes, Nathan Bowles, Scott H. Biram, J MascisOkkervil River, Buxton (the New West Records signed artist, not the British brewery), St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Arve Henriksen + Eivind Aarset + Jan Bang, Niagara (Príncipe Discos), HEALTH +Soccer Mommy, Sylvan Esso + Collections of Colonies of Bees, Mutual Benefit, Sandro PerriDestroyer’s Dan Bejar, Lonnie Holley, and Marissa Nadler.

Bolachas Now Playing, 32/2018 (#159):

Richard Swift – The Hex

Richard Swift – Broken Finger Blues

Alejandro Escovedo – Teenage Luggage

Jeff Tweedy – Some Birds

Goshen Electric Co. – The Gray Tower

The Hold Steady – Confusion In The Marketplace

Hiss Golden Messenger – Rock Holy

The Black Lillies – Snakes and Telephones

Dawn Landes – Traveling

Nathan Bowles – Now If You Remember

Scott H. Biram – Chickens

J Mascis – Everything She Said

Okkervil River – New Blood

Buxton – Jan

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Concave

Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang – Nymphs and Eurasian Horses

Niagara – França

HEALTH, Soccer Mommy – MASS GRAVE

Sylvan Esso, Collections Of Colonies Of Bees – Funeral Singers

Mutual Benefit – Waves, Breaking

Sandro Perri, Dan Bejar – Everybody’s Paris, Pt. III

Lonnie Holley – How Far Is Spaced-Out?

Marissa Nadler – I Can’t Listen to Gene Clark Anymore

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what an amazing cover of Jason Molina’s ‘Red Comet Dust’ by CFCF. RIP JMo. I wanted to write a big post about it but I can’t.

cfcfmusic:

I’ve been a fan of Jason’s music since 9th grade. Quite honestly, I became obsessed with his music. I tracked down every b-side, home recording, live bootleg I could find. It always acted as a comfort through bad times and good. Even in 2006 after the trauma of a shooting at my college, I made it out to one of his shows that very day knowing I would find some solace in his songs.

I sampled Jason Molina’s original version of this song on my song “Cometrue”. Jason gave his permission for the sample, but over the past few months I still felt like I wasn’t really representing him well enough through it. I wanted to properly pay homage to this song I loved so much and so I started working on a version I could play in live shows.

I had already recorded it in February this year and I was planning to use it on a release somewhere in the future, but this morning I learned that Jason had passed away. It’s pretty devastating news for all of us who loved his music. So as some small tribute, I’m putting the song up here for free download. 

I’d like to strongly encourage everyone downloading this to consider offering support to Jason’s wife Ashley through this tough time via Paypal.

An uncompressed version of the song can be downloaded free at Bandcamp.

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Jason Molina needs your help.

Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co.), my favorite songwriter in the world is having the hardest time of his life and needs your help. Secretly Canadian has posted this note on their website: