I love a long, swirly melody so I immediately loved “Rano Pano,” which is basically a long swirly melody that repeats a few times. I didn’t necessarily imagine this weirdo video going with it, but I sure do like a lot of the new album and it will be cool to see them live. Jessica Carr talked to Mogwai for this week’s Alibi. She unfortunately sheds no light on the vodka-soaked rectal tampon story. Perhaps we can catch them in the act Friday night.
An interview with Mogwai frontman Stuart Braithwaite
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Glasgow's Mogwai has been hypnotizing its audiences with elaborate, spaced-out, guitar-driven dirges since the mid-'90s. This week, on tour in support of its wryly titled 2011 Sub Pop release Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, the cosmic post rock band pays New Mexico a visit. Over the phone, the band's thickly accented frontman Stuart Braithwaite and I discussed recording techniques, favorite concert locales and distortion pedals.