Goshen Electric Co. happened both all at once and gradually: an electrifying culmination of Strand of Oak's Tim Showalter's nearly two decades-long love affair with Jason Molina's craft, and just one half-day spent in the recording studio with the members of Magnolia Electric Co.
'Ring the Bell', recorded in one take, roars in with a twinge of psychedelia, thrumming with vibe; Showalter's wail recalls Molina's somber, choir-boy croon, but roughened with sandpaper.
The prophetic, dystopian darkness of 'The Gray Tower' captures the original soaring chorus and delicate melody with the power of a full band. Decades later, the intense, unflinching urgency of Molina's songwriting endures.
A1. The Gray Tower
B1. Ring the Bell