Sunday, August 17, 2008
Mogwai - Batcat [EP] (2008)
Genre : Post-rock
2. Stupid Prick Gets Chased by the Police and Loses His Slut Girlfriend
3. Devil Rides
With their classic debut all fancily reissued and available for the purchase, Mogwai have recast their gaze towards the future. Their new LP, The Hawk Is Howling, is due September 22 in the UK and September 23 in the U.S. on Matador, and just a few weeks before its release, the post-rock vets will issue a very cool-sounding EP with a little help from a bona fide psych icon. (Via NME.com, confirmed by Matador.)
The Batcat EP begins with a pair of non-album cuts: there's "Batcat", of course, plus the unfortunately titled "Stupid Prick Gets Chased by the Police and Loses His Slut Girlfriend". But it's the closer, "Devil Rides", that really fascinates, as it sports vocal contributions from freakout legend/13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson. It's due on CD, 12" and digitally September 8 in the UK and on 12" and digitally (not on CD) September 9 in the U.S.