Listen: Mogwai - “Party in the Dark”

Every Country’s Sun Due Out September 1 via Temporary Residence Inc.

Jun 29, 2017
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Mogwai are releasing a new album, Every Country's Sun, on September 1 via Temporary Residence Inc. Previously they had shared the album's first single, and opening track, "Coolverine," as well as a cool black & white slow motion video for the song chronicling a telekinetic event. Now they have shared the next single from the album, "Party in the Dark," which is probably one of Mogwai's more accessible songs (it's got vocals and is not a slow building epic soundscape). The song will be released as a 7-inch on August 25 with the B-side being a new song, "Eternal Panther." Listen to "Party in the Dark" below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Every Country's Sun is the first Mogwai album without John Cummings, who left in late 2015. The lineup is now Stuart Braithwaite (guitar, vocals), Barry Burns (keyboards, computer, guitar), Dominic Aitchison (bass), and Martin Bulloch (drums). A previous press release described the album as such: "This is music as a keep-out chrysalis, protective audio armor through exalting organs and portentous, dissonant guitar fuzz warping at the edges, bending the world inside-out into a reality in which you'd much rather live."

Braithwaite had this to say about the album in a previous press release: "What's going on in the world politically and socially has to affect you. 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."

Read our 2014 interview with Stuart Braithwaite on Mogwai's Rave Tapes album, as well as our recent retrospective article on the band's 2001 album Rock Action.

Mogwai U.S. Tour Dates:

August 19 - Hostess Club All-Nighter, Chiba
September 8 - Festival No.6, Portmeirion
October 10 - Rockefeller, Oslo
October 11 - Nobelberget, Stockholm
October 12 - KB, Malmo
October 13 - Vega, Copenhagen
October 14 - Columbiahalle, Berlin
October 16 - Docks, Hamburg
October 17 - E-Werk, Koeln
October 18 - Aeronef, Lille
October 20 - AB Main Hall, Brussels
October 21 - AB Main Hall, Brussels
October 22 - Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda, Utrecht
October 23 - Grand Rex, Paris
October 25 - Riviera, Madrid
October 26 - Reithalle @ Kaserne Basel, Basel
October 27 - Fabrique, Milan
October 28 - Atlantico, Rome
October 29 - Estragon, Bologna
October 31 - Roxy, Prague
November 1 - Arena, Vienna
November 2 - Täubchenthal, Leipzig
November 3 - Backstage, Munich
November 18/19 - Corona Capital Fest, Mexico
November 20 - Observatory N. Park, San Diego
November 21 - Belasco Theater, Los Angeles
November 22 - Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
November 23 - Roseland Theater, Portland
November 24 - The Showbox, Seattle
November 25 - Commodore Ballroom. Vancouver
November 28 - Ogden Theatre, Denver
November 30 - The Waiting Room, Omaha
December 1 - First Avenue, Minneapolis
December 2 - House of Blues, Chicago
December 3 - Majestic Theatre, Detroit
December 5 - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
December 6 - Corona Theatre, Montreal
December 7 - Royale Nightclub, Boston
December 8 - Terminal 5, New York
December 9 - Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia
December 10 - 9:30 Club, Washington
December 15 - O2 Academy Brixton, London
December 16 - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

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