MOGWAI Streaming “Come On Die Young” Reissue Bonus Material

Chemikal Underground will soon be reissuing Mogwai’s classic 1999 album, Come on Die Young, on July 21st in a 4xLP box set. The second half of the new reissue features over an hour of bonus material, which can now be streamed exclusively at The Guardian. The material includes various demos and takes, rarities and a few unreleased jams. Head over to The Guardian to get your Mogwai fix now and pre-order your copy of the box set at this location.

Review: MOGWAI – “Rave Tapes”

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As far as instrumental rock is concerned, Scotland’s Mogwai have always been in the upper echelon. The band’s continuing stylistic evolution helps them distance themselves from your average post-rock categorized band. Album after album, Mogwai add something new to their musical repertoire and create a full length that is alien and familiar at the same time. 2011’s Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will represented yet another new chapter for the band. Compared to 2008’s The Hawk is Howling, the instrumentation was more on the subdued side, but without sacrificing any of the band’s lavish songwriting. The bursts of heavy guitar mastery were replaced, for the most part, by bright selections of melody and driving, alternative rock rhythms. It was a little different but something you would expect to hear Mogwai do. With this year’s Rave Tapes, the band takes a step in a slightly new direction. Forget what you heard on Hardcore Will Never Die, because Rave Tapes is a new animal all together.

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MOGWAI Streaming New Album “Rave Tapes”

Scotland’s masters of instrumental rock, Mogwai, will release their new album Rave Tapes next week on January 20th. But do you really want to wait that long? Hell no. Luckily The Guardian are providing an exclusive advanced streaming of the new album. Go forth and listen to these ten new tracks of awesomeness. Now!

MOGWAI Debut “The Lord Is Out Of Control” Video

Noisey have premiered the new music video for Mogwai’s electronic centered track “The Lord is Out of Control”. The song will be featured on the band’s upcoming album Rave Tapes, along with “Remurdered”, which is out on January 21st. The video, directed by Antony Cook, is very odd but beautifully shot. You can check it out after the break.

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MOGWAI Announce 2014 North American Tour

Mogwai will be embarking on a new North American tour during April and May of next year in support of their forthcoming album, Rave Tapes, which is due out on January 20th. I am excited beyond belief, are you? You can check out the full schedule after the break and listen to their new song “Remurdered” here.

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Releases For Record Store Day’s “Black Friday” Officially Announced

The official list of special releases for Record Store Day’s annual “Black Friday” event (November 23rd) have been announced. Some highlights from the list include a special clear green 10″ vinyl edition of Primus’ Green Naugahyde, Tomahawk’s “Stone Letter” 7″, Mogwai’s remix album A Wrenched Vile Lore, 12″ vinyl of the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack and a hell of a lot more. Check out the list and save up!

-Lane Oliver

MOGWAI Detail Upcoming Remix Album

You may or may not recall me mentioning that Mogwai would be releasing a remix album containing re-imagined versions of songs from their album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. The remix album, A Wretched Virile Lore, will see a release on limited edition vinyl on November 23rd while CD and digital versions on December 4th. The outing will containing the following track list:

01 Justin K. Broadrick: “George Square Thatcher Death Party”
02 Klad Hest: “Rano Pano”
03 Cyclob: “White Noise”
04 Xander Harris: “How to Be a Werewolf”
05 Zombi: “Letters to the Metro”
06 RM Hubbert: “Mexican Grand Prix”
07 Tim Hecker: “Rano Pano”
08 The Soft Moon: “San Pedro”
09 Umberto: “Too Raging to Cheers”
10 Robert Hampson: “La Mort Blanche”

Below you can hear the first track from the record. It is Justin Broadrick’s industrial remix of “George Square Thatcher Death Party”. Check it out below, download it and pre-order the record at this location.

-Lane Oliver