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Glen Hansard announces Jason Molina tribute EP, shares Songs: Ohia cover “Being In Love” — listen

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    Irish crooner and former Swell Season frontman Glen Hansard has announced a new covers EP in tribute to late Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. mastermind Jason Molina. Entitled It Was Triumph We Once Proposed…Songs of Jason Molina, it’s due out March 17th via Overcoat Recordings.

    Hansard’s tribute is a rather fitting one, as he and Molina were good friends who toured together and released a split EP in 2000. In fact, Hansard’s tribute features the same musicians who played on Molina’s landmark 2003 album Magnolia Electric Co., including Jeff Panall, Jennie Benford, Dan Sullivan, and Rob Sullivan.

    In a statement, Hansard writes, “Jason Molina was a hero and a friend. I wrote him my first fan letter, I always loved his music and singing these songs is the only way to make sense of losing him.”

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    To accompany today’s announcement, Hansard has shared his cover of “Being In Love”, originally off Songs: Ohia’s 2000 album The Lioness. In this rendition, Hansard pays reverence to the source material while adding his own guitar-based spin to the powerful, organ-led song. Listen in below.

    In 2013, Hansard teamed up with Molina’s formers bandmates to perform the song during a show at Chicago’s Metro.

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    It Was Triumph We Once Proposed…Songs of Jason Molina Tracklist:
    01. Being in Love
    02. Hold On, Magnolia
    03. Farewell Transmission
    04. Vanquisher
    05. White Sulfur

    Hansard will also be on tour this year. Check his full schedule below.

    Glen Hansard 2015 Tour Dates:
    02/02 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Theater
    02/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater
    02/05 – Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Music Hall
    02/06 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
    02/08 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
    02/09 – Charlotte, NC @ The Knight Theater
    02/10 – Washington, DC @ The Lincoln Theater
    02/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Trinity Cathedral
    02/13 – Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
    02/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
    07/04 – Dublin, IE @ The Frames 25th Anniversary Concert
    07/11 – Cork, IE @ The Frames 25th Anniversary Concert

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