Mogwai Release A Track From Upcoming Album

Mogwai have released another track off of their upcoming viciously-titled Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.

The album will be released on February 15th on Sub Pop Records, and the latest track to be revealed is called “San Pedro”. If you pre-order the album from SubPop.com, you receive a free pair of earplugs, a testament to the staggering amount of noise Mogwai is capable of.

You can hear “San Pedro” right here:

Look for Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will when it hits stores February 15th. You’ll find Mogwai stateside starting mid-April. Their tour schedule goes like this:

 

Apr 19: 9.30 Club, Washington DC
Apr 20: Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia
Apr 21: Webster Hall, New York
Apr 22: Webster Hall, New York
Apr 23: Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Apr 25: Olympia Theater, Montreal
Apr 26: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
Apr 27: Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh
Apr 28: St. Andrews Hall, Detroit
Apr 29: Metro, Chicago
Apr 30: Slowdown, Omaha
May 2: Bluebird Theater, Denver
May 3: In The Venue, Salt Lake City
May 5: Wonder Ballroom, Portland
May 6: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
May 7: Showbox at the Market, Seattle
May 9: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
May 10: Mayan Theater, Los Angeles
May 11: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach
May 13: Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque
May 15: Granada Theatre, Dallas
May 16: Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin
May 17: Warehouse Live, Houston
May 19: Workplay Theater, Birmingham
May 20: Center Stage, Atlanta

 

 

Sub Pop’s Mogwai Release New Video


Scotland’s Mogwai have been a steady stream of good music for the past 15 years. Proving they have no intention of slowing down, Mogwai and Sub Pop have released a video for their song “How to be a Werewolf.” When it comes to Werewolves, the Scottish should know a thing or two, having seen their fair share of the beast (though there are no lyrics, so you are free to draw your own conclusions on the nature of werewolves). The video features plentiful Norwegian landscapes, a good deal of fuzz on the guitar and a bearded gentleman riding a bike. Enjoy.

http://player.vimeo.com/video/17377363

Mogwai “How to Be a Werewolf” (in Thirty Century Man) from Sub Pop Records on Vimeo.

Mogwai Reveal Cover Art & New Single From New Album

U.K. rockers Mogwai have released details for their forthcoming album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will which will be released in the U.S. on February 15th on Sub Pop Records and the band’s very own label Rock Action Records in the U.K.

The first single from the album, “Rano Pano”, is an airy and guitar driven instrumental piece that takes its listeners on a five minute journey. In addition to the free download offered by the band, the single will be released on 7” vinyl and will be backed with “Hasenheide”.

The band recorded their seventh album over the course of last summer at Chem 19 Studios. For Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, the band returned to their roots with Paul Savage producing. Savage also produced the band’s debut album Mogwai Young Team in 1997 and the band felt that it was time to work with him again since both parties had grown quite a bit over the years.

Mogwai will embark on a U.S. tour beginning April 19th in Washington, D.C.  To download “Rano Pano”, click here.

US DATES
 TOUR DATES
Apr 19: 9.30 Club, Washington DC

Apr 20: Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia

Apr 21: Webster Hall, New York

Apr 22: Webster Hall, New York

Apr 23: Paradise Rock Club, Boston

Apr 25: Olympia Theater, Montreal

Apr 26: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto

Apr 27: Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh

Apr 28: St. Andrews Hall, Detroit

Apr 29: Metro, Chicago

Apr 30: Slowdown, Omaha

May 2: Bluebird Theater, Denver

May 3: In The Venue, Salt Lake City

May 5: Wonder Ballroom, Portland

May 6: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver

May 7: Showbox at the Market, Seattle

May 9: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco

May 10: Mayan Theater, Los Angeles

May 11: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach

May 13: Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque

May 15: Granada Theatre, Dallas

May 16: Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin

May 17: Warehouse Live, Houston

May 19: Workplay Theater, Birmingham

May 20: Center Stage, Atlanta

Modern Mystery Holiday Party Part Two

Ah, Welcome to part two of Modern Mystery’s Holiday Party! Today we have some very special guests, including an indie up and comer, and a music journalist that inspired me to write. Yes, I’m excited about this! Prepare yourself for the sequel, and there is more on the way tomorrow. Enjoy!


James Wells- The Gay Blades

Top 10 Albums of the Year

Nothing really moved me this year, so there’s some singles in there…

– Kevin Devine “Brother’s Blood” – Still the best lyricist around, if a bit wordy.
– Jay Z “The Blueprint III” – Party jams for days.
– Metric “Fantasies” – BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM.
– Why? “Eskimo Snow” – only because Why? is so fucking awesome.
– Electric Six “Kill” – Great tour mates!
– Friendly Fires “Kiss Of Life” (Single) – Its that good….
– Portugal The Man “Satanic Satanist”
– Millions of Brazilians “MoBz EP”

Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

Finding out my estranged little brother overdosed on Heroine and died.

What do you love the most about the Holidays?

Setting up my xmas tree. Seeing other xmas trees set up. I understand that means that all those folks without xmas trees don’t provide me with what I love most, but its kind of like, how I prefer brunettes over blondes. Ya know?

Jason Nesmith-Casper the Cookies

Top things I liked this year

1. Faust at the 40 Watt / Faust workshop
It was as if Heather MacIntosh brought Athens an enormous present. It gave people that enormous-ribbon-sporting-brand-new-car-in-the-driveway feeling.

2. Os Mutantes live
I didn’t know what to expect, but it was certainly not to be blown away by an unashamed display of guitar pyrotechnics that would make Santana weep. Sometimes kids need to be reminded that knowing how to play really, really well doesn’t preclude them from making strikingly original music.

3. Beatles mono remasters
This is how remasters should be done. Except less expensive. If as a child I’d been deaf to their siren call to a life in music I would’ve learned a more lucrative trade and been able to buy both box sets and the Rock Band. Psych on me.

4. Pylon Chomp More reissue
It’s so nice to hear this record restored to its full, glorious potential.

5. Aquaserge- unreleased third album
The best new music I heard all year hasn’t even been released yet. This band will renew your faith in progressive music.

6. Playing a show with Karl Blau and Lake

7. St. Vincent / Pattern Is Movement concert

8. Yo La Tengo- Popular Songs

9. Venice Is Sinkning- Azar

10. Big Fresh- BFF

Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

A few crazy things happened. I watched the public’s value of music sink to an all-time-low. Musicians that were able to break even through touring and record sales in 2008 are now unable to do so. Maybe someday soon we’ll all be singing songs around the campfire again.

In New Orleans, Jandek came to our show. Jandek. Came. To. Our. Show.

But the weirdest thing that 2009 brought was far more serious than any of that. Athens lost many great musicians in sudden and unexpected circumstances. After two years of knowing Randy Bewley, I felt like I’d only just gotten to befriend him when he was suddenly taken from us. The day after his memorial service Athens had about 7 inches of snow dumped on it. We can’t wait to get rid of this year.

What do you love the most about the Holidays?

During the holidays even the crustiest old people allow themselves to be child-like. If it weren’t for Christmas lights I would be far more depressed in December, as I am in January and February.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rob Sheffield-
Legendary Music Writersongs:
Adam Lambert, “Mad World”
Beyonce, “Halo”
Das Racist, “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Zero”
The XX, “Crystalised”
Jarvis Cocker, “I Never Said I Was Deep”
The Horrors, “Sea Within A Sea”
LaRoux, “Bulletproof”
Lady Gaga, “Lovegame”
Mogwai, “Scotland’s Shame”

albums:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It’s Blitz
Franz Ferdinand, Tonight
The XX, The XX
A Place To Bury Strangers, Exploding Head
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Japandroids, Post-Nothing
The Dream, Love vs. Money
The Horrors, Primary Colours
Black Dice, Repo
Sunset Rubdown, Dragonslayer