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Mogwai, Errors Recommended Member Picks Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard

When: Fri., April 29, 9 p.m. 2011

You might suspect that Mogwai would be completely worn out after making slow-motion, dynamically intense, mostly instrumental, and mostly guitar-based art-rock for 16 years. You might also suspect that the band and its hordes of copycats—many of them quite successful—would by now have flogged that niche subgenre to death. Amazingly, though, Mogwai and their trademark style still have lots to offer, and the group's seventh album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Sub Pop), proves it. "Mexican Grand Prix" freshens things up with doses of Kraftwerk—motorik drumbeat, vocoder-enhanced vocals, car references—and of Stereolab's Kraut-ier moments, and throughout the record there's a marked increase in the use of keyboards and electronics. But tracks like the opener, "White Noise," prove that the Mogwai sound doesn't need much tinkering. —Miles Raymer 18+

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