Magnolia Electric Co., Ladyhawk tonight

Category: Blog — @ 5:52 pm July 25, 2006

I’m listening to the new Magnolia Electric Co. album, Fading Trails on Secretly Canadian Records, as I write this. I’m thinking dusty Crazy Horse-era Neil Young sung by Roy Orbison. Simple boom-chuck rhythms, nice piano, glowing pedal-steel rise. Laid-back, mid-tempo, rural songs about regret and similar such things. If you don’t know it, MEC is Jason Molina’s Songs: Ohia, renamed back in ’03. Molina has worked in the past with producer Mike Mogis and has grown a sizable national following. Opener Ladyhawk is more of the same, only louder, with more electricity thrown in the mix, kind of reminds me of Swearing at Motorists. “Teenage Love Song,” off their self-titled Jagjaguwar debut, sounds like Silkworm doing a Richard Thompson song with an extra helping of anguish. Opening the festivities is Omaha’s own No Blood Orphan. $9, 9 p.m. at Sokol Underground…

Tomorrow here at Lazy-i, look for a feature/interview with The Go! Team’s Ian Parton. And the column is back Thursday with a handful of CD reviews…

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