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Watch A Teaser For Minor Victories, New Supergroup Feat. Members Of Slowdive, Editors, Mogwai

Minor Victories is a new supergroup made up of Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Editors’ Justin Lockey, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, and Hand Held Cine Club’s James Lockey. The four of them are currently working on their debut album together, which will feature a previously teased collaboration with Mark Kozelek. Today, they’ve shared a four-minute trailer for the… More »

By: James Rettig / July 23, 2015 - 10:10 am

Mogwai – “Helicon 1″ Video

This is not a new song from Mogwai; in fact, it’s a very old one. But it is the start of a new era for the Scottish post-rock group, who will ring in their 20th year together this summer. Like many legacy acts, they’re releasing a career-spanning album to commemorate the anniversary. It’s called CentralMore »

By: Caitlin White / June 24, 2015 - 10:25 am

Mogwai Release Limited-Edition Skateboards

For almost all of history, it’s been very difficult to grind rails and to proclaim your love of Scottish post-rock at the same time, as anyone who’s ever attempted to yell Arab Strap album recommendations mid-kickflip can tell you. But it just got a whole lot easier. The skateboard retailer Focus Scotland has collaborated with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2015 - 12:19 pm

30 Essential Post-Rock Songs

Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in the ’90s? The ’80s? The term was coined a little over 20 years ago, in 1994, by Simon Reynolds in the pages of Mojo. Perhaps, however, its vocabulary of texture… More »

By: Garrett Kamps / January 7, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Mogwai – “Teenage Exorcists” Video

Mogwai’s Music Industry 3: Fitness Industry 1 EP comes out next week, and they’ve shared a video for their new track “Teenage Exorcists.” It’s a pretty wild ride: we follow a girl who is suspended in mid-air as ectoplasm blasts through her skull and she travels through nothingness until she ends up trapped in a… More »

By: James Rettig / November 25, 2014 - 11:19 am

Mogwai – “Teenage Exorcists”

At the top of the year, Scottish post-rock overlords Mogwai released Rave Tapes, which I thought was their strongest album in years. (I’m not overstating things when I say that “The Lord Is Out Of Control” might be my favorite song that they’ve ever recorded.) They’re about to follow it up with a new EP… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014 - 9:57 am

Metallica Respond To Glastonbury Critics With Fox Hunt Parody, Jack White Plays “Enter Sandman”

Metallica came under some fire before their headlining performance at Glastonbury after some festival fans tried to ban the band from appearing because of James Hetfield’s views on big game hunting. The petition — which came in the form of a now-deleted Facebook page — called for their removal from the lineup following the announcement… More »

By: James Rettig / June 29, 2014 - 2:41 pm

Mogwai – “Simon Ferocious” Video

Post-rock royalty Mogwai have always been skilled at hitting those big awe-inspiring moments in their music, so it’s almost a surprise they hadn’t jumped on this video concept before. The Antony Crook-directed clip for “Simon Ferocious” (off their recently released Rave Tapes) lays the song out under gorgeously shot footage of a pair of skydiver… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 12, 2014 - 10:58 am

Mogwai, Super Furry Animals, Maximo Park Announce New Booze

From the Iron Maiden beer to Dan The Automator’s collaboration with Dogfish Head there is a grand tradition of musicians designing their own hooch, and this week can can add three UK bands to that list. First off, Scottish post-rock kings Mogwai have announced they will be releasing their own scotch whisky. It’s a 10… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 22, 2014 - 3:46 pm

Stream Mogwai Rave Tapes

Next week, Scottish post-rock titans Mogwai give us their monstrous new album Rave Tapes. It’s their eighth studio album, but it’s their first since they did the tingly score for the French horror TV show Les Revenants, and maybe that’s why it’s their most cinematic album. We’ve already posted the dark, Goblin-esque “Remurdered” and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 12:14 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We typically have a hard enough time narrowing down the vast bounty of music this very generous internet bequeaths us each week, and Thanksgiving Black Friday Weekend made sure our selection process was even more excruciating this time out. As with today’s best videos list, we were working with two weeks’ worth of songs for… More »

By: Stereogum / December 6, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Mogwai – “The Lord Is Out Of Control” Video

Scottish post-rock bosses Mogwai come bounding back early next year with their new album Rave Tapes, and first single “Remurdered” was a Goblin-esque horror-movie pulse. They’ve followed that one up with “The Lord Is Out Of Control,” a searingly beautiful vocodered space-twinkle. Its new video, from director Antony Crook, works as a dark tone poem… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2013 - 10:14 am

Mogwai – “Remurdered”

Here’s a fun emerging trend: Mogwai albums named after genres that don’t have anything to do with the music that Mogwai make. The Scottish post-rock titans’ last proper album was 2011’s Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, and they’ll follow it up early next year with a new LP called Rave Tapes. Mogwai co-produced… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2013 - 10:32 am

Mogwai, Chad VanGaalen @ Fonda Theater, Hollywood 6/2/12

Although they missed Sasquatch due to visa problems, Scottish noise avalanche architects Mogwai arrived at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood ready to melt eardrums. The band visited a few numbers from its latest full length album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will along with older favorites “Auto Rock” and “Hunted By A Freak.” Fuzz… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 4, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Mogwai – “Earth Division”

The Occupy Wall Street movement, evicted from municipal parks and town squares across the U.S., has announced 5/1 as a day of reoccupation, and a couple of weeks later, a new compilation will raise money to benefit the cause. Occupy This Album is a four-disc, 99-track comp that will feature new music from artists like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2012 - 9:06 am

The Top 20 Steve Albini-Recorded Albums

Infamously cantankerous studio rat/national treasure Steve Albini doesn’t like to be called a record producer. He prefers the term “recording engineer.” That’s a dry, clinical term for what Albini actually does, but it makes sense that he’d prefer to be seen that way. Over the past few decades, Albini has overseen the creation of countle… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Mogwai Remix Rammstein

Well, here’s something nobody expected. The Scottish post-rock institution Mogwai have given remix treatment to “Mein Land,” a new song from the long-running German shock-metal band Rammstein. Mogwai and Rammstein, of course, don’t have a whole lot in common. They’re both white, and they both use guitars, but that’s about where the similarities end –… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2011 - 11:45 am

End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom, Kurt Vile, Tinawiren, Lykke Li, Best Coast, the Walkmen and dozens of other notables. Elena Morelli was there to magnificently document the epic lineup. There’s a peacock in one of… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am

Mogwai – “Get To France”

Scottish post-rock stalwarts Mogwai are offering one more release before the year is through: Early 2011 welcomed the band’s seventh LP Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, and for fall fashions, there comes the four-track EP Earth Division. “Get To France” is its first listen, a stomp-box free, classically oriented track more appropriate for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 28, 2011 - 10:31 am
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