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Band of Horses Cover Songs: Ohia + Hecla & Griper Reissued

Band of Horses appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night and covered “I’ve Been Riding with the Ghost” clad in Magnolia Electric Co. t-shirts. I don’t follow Band of Horses, but this isn’t a bad cover. The ladies singing harmony sound fantastic and it’s good to see other musicians paying tribute to Jason’s work.

In other Songs: Ohia news, Secretly Canadian is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Hecla & Griper EP with a vinyl reissue that features four bonus songs. This is the first time the EP has appeared on vinyl.

The Secretly Canadian press release claims that all four of the bonus songs are new, but one user on the Magnolia Electric Co. board has suggested that two of them are from the Acuerala EP and the Sounds of the Geographically Challenged comp.

From the Secretly Canadian store:

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. This vinyl reissue contains two previously unreleased Songs: Ohia tracks (“Debts” and “Pilot & Friend”) and alternative versions of two songs that would later appear on Songs: Ohia’s Impala: “Hearts Newly Arrived (Hecla Session)” and “One of Those Uncertain Hands (Hecla Session).”

You can listen to “Darling…,” the Conway Twitty cover they mention, here: