When Mogwai announced their plans to release Earth Division in September, we learned that the Scottish post-rock stalwarts were looking to take a break from their, how do you say, crushing material. In fact, they said they were planning on recording “something built on distortion, keys, and strings.” Well, if you were wondering just how that would sound, opening track “Get to France” should give you an idea. Although, given that it’s the opener, it’s doubtful that the entire EP will sound exactly like this. So take this gorgeous piece as what it is: one hell of an intro.
Earth Division drops Sept. 13 on Sub Pop. You can stream the track below.