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Hecla & Griper

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Hecla & Griper

12" LP

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Secretly Canadian is proud to announce the 15th Anniversary reissue of a Songs: Ohia classic, the Hecla & Griper EP, now appearing for the first time on vinyl with previously unreleased bonus material. After spending the summer of 1997 on the road, Jason Molina and Co. headed into Bloomington, Ind. studio The Grotto with producer Dan Burton and layed down these eight songs. Odes to the love of loss and reggae friends. If you have ever found the other pillow empty in the morning, this is what you need to dry your tears. It also features a Conway Twitty cover.


Songs: Ohia trades in the slow gallop of their debut for a more rocking beat on this Hecla & Gripper. This 23-minute, eight-song EP released on the Secretly Canadian label features Jason Molina at his lyrical best, eschewing some of the obliquity of the first Songs: Ohia release. Percussionist Geof Cummings backs Molina on most of the album. The songs have a particular urgency and an unfinished quality to them, as if they are sketches for something to come; and performance and spontaneity were stress above giving them a polished sheen. The song "Tenskwatawa" from the first Songs: Ohia full-length is reworked here and renamed "Reply & Claim." There is also a Conway Twitty "cover" thrown in for kicks.

Additional Information

Artist Songs:Ohia
Track Listing 1 Pass - 1:16 2 All Pass - 2:18 3 Defenders - 3:38 4 Declarer - 2:48 5 Easts Last Heart - 4:14 6 Replay and Claim - 3:45 7 Advice to Aces - 2:05 8 Darling... - 2:49

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