A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I lived in Charlottesville, VA. One of the best venues in town was the basement of a sushi restaurant in a strip mall called Tokyo Rose. I saw Magnolia Electric Co. there in October 2004, where they played this little gem as the finale for their main set. This is a soundboard recording, but at least two of the eight inputs were not functional (what do you want from a sushi restaurant?). The guitars were recorded indirectly through the other mikes. EQ tinkering has made up for some of the sound problems, and it actually sounds OK now, if a little quiet.
Incidentally, I just want to say that Jason Molina and the rest of the band are some cool cats and very interesting to talk to — ask Jason about the antiquities he finds on his property in Indiana some time! — and if they read this, I know they get weirdly low turnouts in the Deep South, but there are folks down here who love to see them play.[audio: http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2010/20100202/MEC-MamasDontLetYourBabies.mp3|titles=Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (Live)|artists=Magnolia Electric Co.]