He has named this group Magnolia Electric Co., after his final Songs: Ohia album. Why now? Surely moving to Southern Indiana and finding a once-in-a-career band down in Bloomington in Pete Schreiner, Jason Groth, Mark Rice and Mike Kapinus has had something to do with it.
Sonically, on What Comes After the Blues, there isn't a huge departure from where Songs: Ohia was headed these past few years. The steel howling hauntedly, the guitars soaring and crunching with verve, and the songs still resonating with timelessness. Steve Albini's live-in-a-room and captured-as-it-was-played engineering technique is still a crucial player as well.
1 Dark Don't Hide It
2 Night Shift Lullaby
3 Leave the City
4 Hard to Love a Man
5 Give Somthing Else Away Every Day
6 Northstar Blues
7 Hammer Down
8 I Can Not Have Seen the Light