Sunday, 28 November 2010

Mogwai: Never Die

Boldly striding back into rock action, Scottish post-rock veterans Mogwai are currently offering new track Rano Pano as a free download on their website (or the widget below).

Taken from the splendidly titled new album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, due out next February, this newie combines the fuzz-heavy guitar work of Dinosaur Jr with the that patient, post-rock build that lends most things the band touch an element of the epic. 

From a well grounded meander, it climbs to stratospheric levels by subtly adding new instruments to each passage, maintaining the same basic melody whilst bending and twisting it every which way they can muster. As it fades quickly into the ether to a terse synth pulse, Rano Pano has been a short but exhilarating trip, with the emphasis on the trip. 


Whetting the appetite quite considerably for the full new LP, this is one to spin through the dark winter months and pacify the ear drums. It moves us nicely into the first quarter of 2011 and what should prove to be some high quality early releases. 

MP3: Mogwai - Hunted By A Freak
Taken from the previous album Happy Songs For Happy People, out now 

Buy it at Insound!

Tracklisting for Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
White Noise
Mexican Grand Prix
Rano Pano
Death Rays
San Pedro
Letters To The Metro
George Square Thatcher Death Party
How To Be A Werewolf
Too Raging To Cheers
You're Lionel Richie


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