Mogwai’s steady indifference has always secretly contained the thinking person’s epic jams. The Scottish group’s heavy rock instrumentals can muddle as much as they throttle; they can turn against you in an instant. Luckily, on the new Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, it’s easy enough to ignore the personal pronoun’s invective and enjoy the slicing angles of its cinematic scope. They hate us, but they love us. Maybe.
Fri., April 22, 6:30 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 13, 2011