Magnolia Electric Co. Fall Tour, New Album




New Albini-produced album due in mid-2009.

By Randy Harward


Since moving to the UK, Jason Molina has toured solo, and
written like crazy for the next Magnolia Electric Co. record. Great news for
fans, eh? Even better: he’s trotting out the band for a 13-date U.S. tour
starting October 21. They’re hitting Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina,
Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois through November 3,
all in preparation for the new platter. They’ll be working out the kinks on new
stuff and of course playing the classics—including, it’s rumored, some old
Songs: Ohia material. After the Nov. 3 date, they’ll hole up with Steve Albini
and start laying tracks for the new records, which should be out by mid-’09.


In the meantime, here’s a taste of MEC’s delicious Sojourner box set:

      “Texas 71”




10/21/08 Bloomington, IN – Buskirk Chumley

10/22/08 Louisville, KY – Headliners

10/23/08 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle

10/24/08 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

10/25/08 Birmingham, AL – The Bottle Tree

10/26/08 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone

10/27/08 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves

10/28/08 Houston, TX – Walter’s on Washington

10/30/08 Austin, TX – Mohawk

10/31/08 Norman, OK – The Opolis

11/01/08 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot

11/02/08 St. Louis, MO – The Bluebird

11/03/08 Chicago, IL – Abbey Pub


(Photo: Dan Peterson)

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