Mogwai

Listen: Mogwai “Coolverine”

May 16, 2017

The lords of instrumental post rock are returning. Mogwai's new album Every Country's Sun will arrive September 1st on Temporary Residence Ltd. They've shared the first single "Coolverine". Listen to it below.

The new album marks the first recording without guitarist and original member John Cummings as well as a reuniting with producer and friend Dave Fridmann, who was instrumental in his work on early albums Come On Die Young and Rock Action. A press release describes the new work in this way: "In October 2016 they took their glimmering bounty to Dave Fridmann and his Tarbox Road Studios in Chautauqua County, New York State, surrounded by little more than woods, wild hounds and marauding deer hunters..The new album takes two decades of the band's signature, contrasting sounds - towering intensity, pastoral introspection, synth-rock minimalism, DNA-detonating volume - and distills it, beautifully, into 56 concise minutes of gracious elegance, hymnal trance-rock, and transcendental euphoria."

Mogwai co-founder Stuart Braithwaite offered a view into the inspirational background of Every Country's Sun, which formed during a time of frightening global unrest and change: "What's going on in the world politically and socially has to affect you," muses Braithwaite. "It was very much on our minds, especially in America. We were vaguely getting over the Scottish referendum, then the death of David Bowie, along comes Brexit, and then Trump. The album was written in a very turbulent, intense period so I think it maybe feels like some kind of shield from that? That's maybe just my take. Because it literally was for me."  

EVERY COUNTRY'S SUN TRACK LISTING
 
1. Coolverine
2. Party In The Dark
3. Brain Sweeties
4. Crossing The Road Material
5. aka 47
6. 20 Size
7. 1000 Foot Face
8. Don't Believe The Fife
9. Battered At The Scramble
10. Old Poisons
11. Every Country's Sun
 
MOGWAI US TOUR DATES
 
11/20 - Observatory N. Park - San Diego, CA
11/21 - Belasco Theater - Los Angeles, CA
11/22 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
11/23 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
11/24 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
11/25 - Commodore Ballroom. Vancouver
11/28 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
11/30 - The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
12/1 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
12/2 - House of Blues Chicago, IL
12/3 - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI
12/5 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
12/6 - Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
12/7 - Royale Nightclub - Boston, MA
12/8 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
12/9 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
12/10 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC