R.I.P. Jason Molina

Jason Molina

Such a sad way to start the week. According to Pitchfork:

Molina died on Saturday, March 16 from organ failure due to alcohol consumption, according to Chunklet. His last release was 2012′s Autumn Bird Songs.

Molina’s problems with alcohol were brought to public awareness in late 2011, when the Molina family posted a plea for contributions to Jason’s medical fund on the Magnolia Electric Co. website. They wrote that over the last two years, he had been in and out of rehab. He did not have medical insurance, and had been in convalescence working on a farm in West Virginia.

I can’t tell you much we loved Jason’s music around these parts. He has always been and will always be one of our favorites. There are few albums that mean as much to Cold Splinters as Magnolia Electric Co.

MP3: Songs: Ohia – Whip-Poor-Will (Demo)


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3 Responses to R.I.P. Jason Molina

  1. Sean Turley March 18, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    that is very sad

  2. mike April 4, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    so heartbreaking. only in the recent year did I discover his music, and have been overwhelmed by the emotions he expresses that i don’t believe i have experienced in music outside of maybe the grateful dead.

  3. Jim April 22, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    That was a sad day and that day is still with me today. On a side note, I have followed you for quite a few years now without ever saying anything but just wanted to say I have always loved Cold Splinters. I also think if AD can put out a kick ass t-shirt, so should you. :)

    R.I.P. Jason

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