Saturday, July 9, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Mogwai - Earth Division EP

It looks like Glasgow-based post-rock band Mogwai is having a good year. With their 7th studio album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (review here) receiving critical acclaim, the band sets off to continue to impress and improve with the Earth Division EP. According to a Sub Pop release, we can expect the EP to be somewhat of a departure from their standard, pounding guitar riffs to a quieter, more hazy and less focused sound to include classical instruments like violins, violas, cellos, and double bass. With lots on the horizon, we hope that Mogwai will retain at least a portion of their classic, beloved sound, but as with experimental bands, it never truly is the same every time. However, the post tells us that the EP "might offer the listener something different, but it still carries the band's hallmarks", so until September, all we can do is sit and wait.

The EP comes out September 12th on Rock Action and September 13th on Sub Pop.

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