Mogwai’s new album As the Love Continues is out February 19 via Temporary Residence Ltd./Rock Action. Following “Dry Fantasy,” the Scottish group is back today with the Sam Wiehl–directed video for new song “Ritchie Sacramento.” The video’s animation was created with the Unreal Games Engine. Check it out below.
“‘Ritchie Sacramento’’s title came from a misunderstanding a friend of ours had about how to say Ryuichi Sakamoto,” Stuart Braithwaite said in a statement. “The lyrics were inspired by a story Bob Nastanovich shared about his friend and bandmate David Berman who proclaimed ‘Rise Crystal Spear’ as he threw a shovel at a sports car. The song is dedicated to all the musician friends we’ve lost over the years.”