Recorded only a few months after they had formed, Trials & Errors captures Jason Molina's new band Magnolia Electric Co. on one magical night in Brussels in 2003. It is a scintillating audio document of one of America's most important contemporary liv e acts evolving into something really special and doing what it does best — whipping an audience into a frenzy.
This set captures Molina & Co right after Molina had retired the Songs: Ohia machine in favor of this powerful new vision of his. Two years in the planning process, the new project took its name from the last Songs: Ohia full-length album. Composed of a nucleus of four members, this particular show captures the newly christened band on its first tour in its earliest state.
Still a four-piece with Pete Schreiner providing the back beat drum pulse, Mike Kapinus on bass and melancholic trumpet, and the two Jason's dueling over guitar solo space: Molina's down-tuned guitar matching his now settled tenor voice, and Groth's Creedence-channeling rhythm guitar and solos filling out the upper register.
Track Listing:The Dark Don’t Hide It
Don’t This Look Like the Dark
Such Pretty Eyes For A Snake
Almost Was Good Enough
Ring the Bell
Cross the Road
Leave the City
The Last 3 Human Words
The Big Beast