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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 textures… More »

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 »

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 »

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Mogwai Guitarist John Cummings Leaves Band

Mogwai have announced that long-time guitarist John Cummings has left the band to "pursue his own musical projects." In a statement on their website, they…
James Rettig | November 16, 2015 - 11:58 am

Preview Mogwai’s Score For BBC’s Nuclear Warfare Documentary Atomic

This weekend, BBC will premiere a new documentary called Atomic - Living In Dread And Promise as part of a special BBC Four Goes Nuclear
James Rettig | August 3, 2015 - 11:31 am

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.
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2015 - 12:19 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2014 - 12:14 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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2011 - 11:45 am