Boomkat Product Review:
Limbering up for their imminent full-length offering The Hawk Is Howling, Mogwai release this excellent EP, featuring two exclusive tracks. The main draw, 'Batcat' is a thunderous piece of instrumental metal with an inscrutably hefty bottom end and softly wailing guitar leads threaded underneath the mighty riff scaffold. Next comes (brace yourself) 'Stupid Prick Gets Chased By The Police And Loses His Slut Girlfriend', which in direct contradiction to the title, is actually really quite beautiful, packing in electronic tones and glistening guitar arpeggiations, all threaded together by big, sweeping chord changes. Finally, Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators supplies a guest vocal on 'Devil Rides', a typically brooding slow jam, with a bit of xylophone thrown in to brighten up the gloomy tangle of guitars. Highly Recommended.