You’ve got to love Mogwai. From their early publicity stunts like printing t-shirts with “BLUR=SHITE”, naming albums after (fake) Glasgow street gangs (Young Team, Come On Die Young) and having some fantastic song titles, to making some excellent examples of post-rock. Yeah, you can argue that they just take Slint’s Spiderland and repeat it in many different ways, but you wouldn’t tell them that to their faces. And I’d say you were wrong. There’s lots more to them than second-hand Slintery.
And so here they come with a new record, entitled “Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.”. It’s out early next year, but to tease us they’ve released “Rano Pano”.
Noisy, tuneful, even a little bit magisterial. Looking forward to the album, and the live gigs – with the fantastic The Twilight Sad supporting, no less. Hurrah! As the album’s out next year, I can expect it will not fall into the 2010 Was The Year Of Shitty Albums By Previously Good Bands trap (*cough* The Hold Steady *cough* Broken Social Scene *cough* Band Of Horses *cough* oh you get the drift).
MP3: Rano Pano by Mogwai