Released in 2005 on ATO Records Format: LPx2, CD
Originally released in 2005 on Warp Records 2013 Reissue Format: LPx2
Originally released on CD in 2005 on Drag City First vinyl pressing – 2009 Format: LP
Originally released in 2005 2006 Southern Lord Reissue Format: LPx2, Pink vinyl Includes 3 sheets of blotter paper
Released in 2005 on Asthmatic Kitty Records Format: LPx2 Listen: Purchase: https://asthmatickitty.com/merch/illinois/
Released in 2005 on Constellation Records Format: LPx2, etching on D-side
“Human hearts and pain should never be separate, then they wouldn’t tear themselves apart both trying to fit”. The first album under the Magnolia Electric Co. name touches on the loneliness and depression of much of Jason Molina’s work, but it also contains a fair amount of the hope, light, and perseverance one needs in times of struggle. The musicians here were recorded live in a room by the great Steve Albini, featuring slide guitar, fiddle, and beautiful vocal harmonies from Molina’s band members. With its mix of melancholy Americana, country-tinged rock, and stripped back folk, What Comes After the Blues feels like a continuation of Neil Young’s great ditch trilogy.
Originally released in 2005 on P.W. Elverum & Sun 2015 Pressing, re-mixed and re-designed Format: LP, white vinyl