Stream Songs: Ohia’s previously unreleased “VU Anxiety” off unearthed live album
Secretly Canadian have dug into the late Jason Molina's vault and unearthed a never-before-heard Songs: Ohia live album, Live: Vanquishers, which was recorded in the Netherlands in 2000 and is being released on March 4 exclusively to members of Secretly Society and members of the new Jason Molina fan community Static & Distance (pre-order). The only song being released to the public is "VU Anxiety," a song Jason performed a handful of times between 1998 and 2000 but never released. If you've never heard the song, it's right up there with Songs: Ohia's best-known classics. Listen:
For more on Static & Distance, the label writes:
Secretly Canadian proudly announce Static & Distance, the new official Jason Molina fan community, aiming to provide a unique opportunity to dive deeper into the life and work of a generation-defining artist.
Along with it, we are releaseing Live: Vanquishers, a new Songs: Ohia live LP recorded in Tilburg, Netherlands on October 9th, 2000. The LP, on limited Blue Vinyl, will be available via the fan community and Secretly Society exclusively, marking the first release via Static & Distance, with much more to come.
Alongside exclusive or early access to vinyl releases of unheard live and studio recordings from across Molina’s towering work, subscribers to Static & Distance will be able to access untold stories, lost photographs, rare live footage and much more via a twice-monthly Substack newsletter ‘No Limit On The Words’
Through Static & Distance, Secretly Canadian will be able to continue shedding light on the story and legacy of Jason Molina and his groundbreaking work across Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co and many other projects.
Over the next few months, Static & Distance will feature contributions from a number of Molina’s longtime friends, collaborators, bandmates and more including conversations and creative input from biographer and celebrated music journalist Erin Osmon, band members and collaborators including Jeff Panall, Dan MacAdam, Mike Brenner, Jennie Benford, Lawrence Peters as well as Gold Flake Paint founder and editor Tom Johnson and many others.
On Static & Distance, Ben Swanson, co-founder of Secretly Group, said:
“Jason created such an expansive universe across his recordings, writing, & artwork and his fans have wrapped an incredible community around his work. We created Static & Distance to give an opportunity for the long-time fan to dive deeper into his world as well as offer a new entry point of discovery for those that are coming in fresh. It's been a lot of fun going through Jason's archive, reconnecting & collaborating with old friends, not to mention exploring new ways of telling Jason's story. We absolutely love Jason's fans, they are so passionate about his music and have been incredible about keeping his legacy alive. We have a ton of ideas and couldn't be more excited to go on this journey with them.”
01. Nobody Tries That Hard Anymore
02. Are We Getting Any Closer
04. Being In Love
05. VU Anxiety
08. It Won’t Be Easy
09. She Came To Me As A Ghost
10. The Black Crow
11. Come Back To Your Man