The new Mogwai EP Earth Division isn't just about new songs, it's also about a new direction. The long-sustained Mogwai approach of loud-quiet-loud-quiet with a hard edge has passed in favor of a new approach that broadens Mogwai's wings.
"... highlighting a creative departure from the band’s trademark cinematic mantra of pulverizing, scorched guitar riffage, into a more recontextualised domain of hazy electronic distortion, accompanied by spiky wafts of violins, violas, cellos and double bass and jagged keys," reads the press release announcing Earth Division.
Before the Mogwai nation freaks out over the prospect of losing all that they consider holy about the current Mogwai sound, be aware that this is in addition to the band's previous sound, not completely in place of it.
Mogwai's Earth Division has a release dates of in the U.S.on Sept. 13 via Sub Pop Records, and Sept. 12 in Europe on Mogwai's own Rock Action Records label. A Mogwai tour will be short-lived but there a few shows available.
Mogwai: Earth Division EP Track List
01 Get To France.
02 Hound Of Winter.
03 Drunk And Crazy.
04 Does This Always Happen?
MOGWAI TOUR DATES
07-23 - Roundhouse - London - iTunes Festival
09-03 - Dorset, England, UK - End of the Road Festival
09-26 - Webster Hall - New York City NY
09-27 - Webster Hall - New York City NY
09-28 - Starlight Ballroom - Philadelphia PA
09-29 - 930 Club - Washington DC
09-30 - Asbury Park Convention (NJ) - Asbury Park NJ - All Tomorrow's Parties
10-01 - House of Blues (Boston) - Boston MA