To me, Mogwai‘s music, were I to pare it down to a single description, portrays a journey in progress. This video conveys that thought; there’s always that sense that something big will happen, whether or not it ultimately comes to pass. “How To Be A Werewolf” never reaches that anthemic moment, that climactic explosion, but it moves forward through life as would a calming daydream. Transcendence comes to pass and we are more aware of our existence through the experience.
Mogwai has always created great music, and “How To Be A Werewolf” is no different. It, along with “San Pedro” and “Rano Pano” (included as mp3s below), can be found on Mogwai’s new release, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, out February 15 on Sub Pop.
Download: “Rano Pano” by Mogwai
Download: “San Pedro” by Mogwai