Now, this is a little more of what I expected from Mogwai.  “San Pedro,” may not be hardcore, in the ’80s Cali-Punk sense of the word.  Nor, is it DIY-punk, in the spirit of San Pedro’s finest, The Minutemen.  Still, it exhibits bit more of the aggression the band had in spades on their recent live release, Special Moves, which, by the way, is exactly what you’d expect to hear when the track in question comes off an album titled, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.  It clocks in at just over three and a half minutes and for its duration the Scottish band have themselves locked on to a throttling tempo.  Multiple guitar melodies criss-cross each other, aligning neatly during this instrumental’s chorus.  And, more importantly, those guitars have some sizable crunch backing them up.

MP3: Mogwai – San Pedro

Mogwai’s Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will will be released February 15th via Sub Pop Records.