msummer_THOTC_300DPI_smallMAGNOLIA SUMMER RETURNS
WITH NEW ALBUM
“THE HILL OR THE CLIMB”
OUT JANUARY 14, 2014

RELEASE SHOW
SET FOR JANUARY 18, 2014

AT OFF BROADWAY – ST. LOUIS, MO

 St. Louis’ Magnolia Summer return with their latest album,  “The Hill Or The Climb,” on January 14, 2014.  The album will be available via the Undertow Music Store as well as on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital music outlets.  Physical copies will be also available at select select independent music stores.

To celebrate the release, the band will debut the record on January 18, 2014 at Off Broadway in St. Louis.  Also on the bill is the fantastic, Grace Basement.  Doors are at 7PM, Show at 8PM.

For ticket information, visit:  http://goo.gl/rxGfwj

To preorder on iTunes, visit:  http://bit.ly/1hii0NN

ABOUT THE HILL OR THE CLIMB

“The Hill Or The Climb” is Magnolia Summer’s self-described “rock” album.  Recorded over 2 separate 3-day recording sessions at Sawhorse Studios with Jason McEntire, the result is 10 songs penned by singer songwriter Chris Grabau, the album features John Horton (Bottle Rockets) on guitar, Greg Lamb (Grace Basement / Gardenway) on bass, and John Baldus on drums.  Pianist Robert Lohr from Chuck Berry’s band adds piano on the first single, “Needles and Pins.”  Danny Kathriner (Half Knots / Cave States) adds additional harmonies and Rhodes piano.

The first single, “Needles and Pins” can be heard via Soundcloud and YouTube:

The single can be streamed via Soundcloud and Youtube

 THE HILL OR THE CLIMB TRACK LISTING

1.  The Hill Or The Climb
2.  Needles and Pins
3.  One Step Forward
4.  Bend To Break (Moving On)
5.  Slow To A Crawl
6. Ulysses Contract
7. Faulty Designs
8.  Yesterday Was A Blur
9.  No One Talks About It Anymore
10.  Undistinguished Days

FSL_logo_cmyk_cs2Magnolia Summer will be performing at Fair St. Louis on July 6, 2013.  The concert free, all ages and located at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.  Counting Crows will headline.  A free fireworks display will follow the evening.  For more information, visit the Fair St. Louis website.

Magnolia Summer is currently working on a new record to be released in mid 2013 with tour dates to follow.  The band will be returning to work with Jason McEntire at Sawhorse studios. For progress reports and other random pieces of information please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.  In the meantime, check out some of the amazing bands from St. Louis.  Best wishes!

Now available from the Undertow Store – Lines From The Frame (deluxe edition). A double CD that includes Lines from the Frame and both 2010 EPS (The Current Moves & The Slip That Leads Into The Fall).  Packing is a hand stamped design on a recycled sleeve.  Limited quantities available.
[undertow store]

Check out this wonderful remix of the Magnolia Summer song, “Planned Obsolescence” created by The Vaad.  Featuring additional vocals by Tegan Bukowski.Original version appears on the EP, “The Slip That Leads Into The Fall.”

Planned Obsolescence (The Vaad Remix) by magnoliasummer

On December 2, Chris and John will be joining The Vaad who will be performing at the 1st Annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo at Off Broadway.

On Friday, May 27, Magnolia Summer will join a number of great St. Louis bands to pay tribute to Bob Dylan.  To celebrate his birthday, your friends at 88.1 KDHX are throwing a party, featuring 12 St. Louis bands covering the songs of the master. Emcee for the evening will be the fabulous Cat Pick, host of Emotional Rescue on 88.1 KDHX.

All proceeds benefit 88.1 FM KDHX!  Show starts promptly at 8PM.

When: Friday, May 27. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. sharp

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Thank you djimaging for posting!

Magnolia Summer on BBC2

February 21, 2011

Listen to live clips from Magnolia Summer’s session on BBC2.  Chris Grabau and John Horton were interviewed by the legendary Bob Harris and performed three songs live (original broadcast date: 2/20/2011).

To Better Days

Planned Obsolescence

Bird Without a Wire

[UPDATE]  Listen to the full interview here:  Bob Harris Interview’s with Magnolia Summer on BBC2.

Undertow Music is pleased to announce that starting February 12, 2011,  Dolly Varden and Magnolia Summer will embark on a duo dual headlining acoustic tour through the United Kingdom. [click to continue…]

Sixteen months after the release of the band’s strongest LP, Lines From the Frame, this band presented a pair of digital EPs. These songs are just more reminders that Magnolia Summer’s table scraps are as satisfying as many bands’ main courses. -Christian Schaeffer

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