On the heels of magnolia electric co's recent live album on secretly canadian, the raw and incendiary 'trials and errors', comes what is perhaps jason molina's most fully realised studio project yet. recorded live-in-the-studio by steve albini, 'what comes after the blues' captures the simpatico chemistry of molina's touring band, crackling with connective electricity that can only be generated by the mutual experience of the road. on the writing end of the equation, the song cycle of 'what comes after the blues' is a conscious step forward for molina in songwriting approach and intent. most of the songs were written and arranged on the band's recent relentless touring of europe and north america. the eight songs that make up the album are all of a piece that should be heard in one sitting, in sequence. as with other molina projects, a spectral lyrical theme lurks in the shadows of the songs. all the songs are loosely based on the hank williams song 'i saw the light'.