Thursday, November 15, 2007

New Mogwai - "Gouge Away" (Pixies Cover)

Download: Mogwai - "Gouge Away"
Download: Mogwai - "2 Rights Make 1 Wrong"
Download: Clint Mansell (performed by Mogwai and Kronos Quartet) - "Death is the Road to Awe"
Download: Mogwai- "Tracy"
Download: Pixies - "Gouge Away"

Mogwai's cover of the Pixies' "Gouge Away" from the as-yet-unreleased Dig For Fire – A Tribute to the Pixies hit Stereogum today.

I've never been huge into Mogwai, but, after hearing this cover, their CDs will definitely be getting a fresh hearing. I really love the crunch and the weight of this track. The Pixies do it better of course, but that's like putting a pile of kittens next to a hairless Sphynx cat and determining the kittens are cuter. It's a no-brainer.

British Sea Power and They Might Be Giants will also be featured on the collection, which comes out Nov. 27th. I'm really excited to hear what the Johns do with "Havalina."

Listen to Mogwai's cover, as well as the original (in addition to some other Mogwai tracks) at the top of the post.

(April Wright)
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(April Wright)

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