1. Jason Molina, Magnolia Electric Co. Leader, Dead at 39

    March 18, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Jason Molina, the alternative singer-songwriter best known as the leader of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., died at the age of 39 on Saturday (Mar. 16). Molina's death was confirmed by longtime label Secretly Canadian on Monday. "Our friend Jason Molina passed away from…

  2. Ex-Fleet Foxes Drummer Debuts New Project, Aubrey Plaza Video

    January 31, 2012 5:39 PM EST Former Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman has a new project: Father John Misty. The musician announced his departure from the Seattle folk act earlier this month, and has already released a video for his fresh moniker's debut single, "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings." The video…

  3. Magnolia Electric Co., "Josephine"

    July 27, 2009 6:04 PM EDT Given Magnolia Electric Co. singer/guitarist Jason Molina's prolific presence in country-rock during the past decade, "Josephine," his first proper album in three years, feels like the end of a long drought. Backed by a fine team of multi-instrumentalists, Molina delivers a…

  4. Molina Finishes Six New Albums, Preps Two For Fall

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jason Molina, principal force behind acclaimed outfits Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company, has finished no less than six new albums, Billboard.com has learned. Jason Molina, principal force behind acclaimed outfits Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company, has finished no less than…

  5. South By Southwest Diary: March 16

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival and media…

  6. Wilson, Costello Sign On For South By Southwest

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an all-star panel discussion at this year's South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an…

  7. Billboard Bits: EWF, Cher, Kittie, Bloomingtonfest

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on EWF, Cher, Kittie, Bloomingtonfest Veteran R&B act Earth, Wind & Fire will on Oct. 5 release its first album under a new deal with Matthew Knowles' Sanctuary Urban Records Group. The as-yet-untitled set sports production by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as well as Raphael…