A Wrenched Virile Lore is a collection of remixes of tracks from Mogwai’s critically acclaimed Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will album. Featuring contributions from a diverse range of artists from Zombi to The Soft Moon, this record offers some unique and inspired interpretations of Mogwai’s seventh studio album.
The A Wrenched Virile Lore album will be available in the following formats: as a limited-edition, colored 2xLP (with digital download code) on Black Friday, November 23 and on CD and digitally on December 4. The album will also be available in Europe via Rock Action on November 19.
Starting today, the download of the Justin K. Broadrick (from Godflesh/Jesu) remix of “George Square Thatcher Death Party” is available for one and all.
A Wrenched Virile Lore Tracklist
George Square Thatcher Death Party – (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)
Rano Pano – Klad Hest (Mogwai is My Dick RMX)
White Noise – (EVP Mix by Cylob)
How To Be A Werewolf – (Xander Harris remix)
Letters To The Metro – (Zombi remix)
Mexican Grand Prix – (reworked by RM Hubbert)
Rano Pano – (Tim Hecker remix)
San Pedro – (The Soft Moon remix)
Too Raging To Cheers – (Umberto remix)
La Mort Blanche – (Robert Hampson remix)
These dudes just can’t catch a break it seems. As some of you probably recall, Mogwai had to cancel a series of shows earlier this year due to visa issues. Unfortunately their makeup dates have now been cancelled due to medical issues. We wish them a speedy recovery and please stay tuned for the makeup for the makeup dates to be announced.
Here’s the official word from the bands site:
US DATES: ANNOUNCEMENT
It is with the utmost regret that for medical reasons we have to postpone our American shows this week and cancel the I’ll Be Your Mirror performance. We will announce new dates as soon as possible and apologise for the last minute nature of this announcement.
The dates postponed are:
26 new york, ny, usa – webster hall
27 new york, ny, usa – webster hall
28 philadelphia, pa, usa – union transfer
29 washington, dc, usa – 9.30 club
1 boston, ma, usa – house of blues
2 asbury park, nj, usa – atp ’i’ll be your mirror’
September 13th is filthy with new Sub Pop releases of note. First up, we’ve got the new full-length from Portland’s Blitzen Trapper. It’s called American Goldwing, and it comes with a really great Blitzen Trapper keychain!We’ve also got new EPs from Memoryhouse and Mogwai! There are four new tracks on Mogwai’s Earth Division EP and Memoryhouse’s The Years EP goes all the way to five. All of these great new releases are available on CD or LP, so please feel free to place your orders now; operators are standing by (that’s not actually true).
Also of note!
Blitzen Trapper will be playing a G-D FREE in-store performance at the Queen Anne location of Easy Street Records here in Seattle tonight (Sept. 13th) at 7:00 pm!
Having thus far enjoyed a monumental year, with a sold out world tour and the release of the superb and critically acclaimed 7th studio album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, Mogwai are ready to embark upon another chapter. The band are set to release their Earth Division EP, which carries 4 brand new tracks, 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.
Earth Division discretely demonstrates another side of Mogwai’s stratospheric level of brilliance with its ever-rotating, hypnotic soundtracks that drift dreamy into force, while absorbing into the paranormal. The EP is a collaboration of barded guitar distortion and haunting piano, which might offer the listener something different, but it still carries the band’s hallmarks and will be available on September 13 in North America via Sub Pop Records and on September 12 via their own label, Rock Sound, in Europe.
Earth Division EP tracklisting, which will be available on CD, 12" vinyl and digitally:
1. Get to France.
2. Hound of Winter.
3. Drunk and Crazy.
4. Does This Always Happen?
Mogwai are: Dominic Aitchison, Stuart Braithwaite, Martin Bulloch, Barry Burns and John Cummings.
Mogwai are headlining at this month’s iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse, London on July 23 and they will also be appearing at the End Of The Road Festival on September 3, which sold out in record time. They are also returning to the US for a few shows in the beginning of September. Click here for a full list of tour dates.
Finally some good Mogwai tour news! They have rescheduled the shows they had to postpone last week. It’s also worth noting that they are playing in Montreal tonight (welcome at last to this side of the pond, gentlemen!) and will be proceeding with the rest of their North American tour as planned.
Here are the new dates for you:
September 26-27 New York, NY Webster Hall
(April 21 tickets will be honored for the September 26 show and April 22 tickets will be honored for the September 27 show.)
September 28 Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom
September 29 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 1 Boston, MA House of Blues
(All tickets previously purchased for the Paradise show will be honored for the House of Blues show.)