Mogwai / Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will - SP895
Mogwai are Dominic Aitchison, Stuart Braithwaite, Martin Bulloch, Barry Burns, and John Cummings. The band was birthed in the halcyon days of the mid-‘90s and helped Glasgow become one of the real bright spots in the musical universe again. Not everyone gets Mogwai, but that’s what makes them great. Theirs is a majestic, powerful sound where barely a word is spoken yet it is the antithesis of background music. Album and song titles bemuse, confuse and delight in equal measure and live, they are utterly unstoppable. Recorded at Chem 19 studios with producer Paul Savage (who recorded 1997’s Mogwai Young Team), Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will is the band’s seventh album. It’s a brave and instinctive album that is charged with an energy, spirit and intensity few can match. It is the sound of a band comfortable in their own skin, but clawing at the edges of their own capabilities, and drawing out something particularly special in the process.
The first 500 ALL pre-orderers of Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will will receive a set of earplugs in a limited edition Mogwai earplug case!- All pre-orders of Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, in any of its many remarkably handsome configurations, will receive a set of earplugs in a limited-edition Mogwai earplug case!
As of February 10th, we have no more Mogwai earplug cases to give away with pre-orders. The amount of pre-orders we received was overwhelming, but appropriate for the level greatness that HCWND,BYW exudes. What I’m sayin’ is, it’s great.
The download code that accompanies the double-LP version of Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will includes the 23-minute track “Music for a Forgotten Future (The Singing Mountain)” (available on the Deluxe Edition of the CD, available right here) even though it’s not actually on the vinyl version.
One final BOLDED note here: those of you who ordered the deluxe CD version of Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will on this page of the Sub Pop website (where it was located, until sometime late in the day on Friday, Feb. 4th) WILL STILL RECEIVE THE ITEM YOU ORDERED. Please do not worry! If you paid $16 for the CD (plus S+H), you’re getting the deluxe version. We’ve got you on this, believe it. And, again, if you would like to now (sometime after late in the day on Friday, Feb. 4th) order this deluxe 2-disc version of the Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will CD, you can do that very thing here.
Released: February 15, 2011