Magnolia Electric Co.
Trials & Errors, 2005

If you’re gonna rip off Crazy Horse, this is the way to do it. As the first song on the first record from Jason Molina’s Magnolia Electric Co., “Dark Don’t Hide It” made clear in no uncertain terms that Molina was ready to leave the quiet folk of Songs: Ohia behind. In just under six minutes, he and his compatriots barrel over acres of Americana, leaving a Neil-sized cloud in their wake. Imitation-as-flattery never lingered so good. Commit this one to memory, then spend the rest of your life appreciating the treasury of traditional songwriting Molina left us with.

[audio http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/thedarkdonthideit.mp3 ]


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