MOGWAI - 'EVERY COUNTRY'S SUN'
THE NEW ALBUM – OUT 1st SEPTEMBER 2017
BAND TOURING SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2017
Mogwai today announce their eagerly anticipated ninth studio album, Every Country’s Sun, due for release 1 September via their own Rock Action Records in vinyl, CD & digital formats.
The record is their first studio album since 2014’s Rave Tapes, and sees them reuniting with producer Dave Fridmann for the first time since 2001’s acclaimed Rock Action LP; Fridmann also worked with the band on Come On Die Young (1999). It was recorded at Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studios in Cassadaga, New York.
The opening track from the new record, Coolverine, is available to stream and download from today.
Buy/stream Coolverine: www.mogwai.co.uk
Pre-order Every Country’s Sun: www.mogwai.co.uk
Every Country's Sun – album tracklisting;
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 A Scramble
10. Old Poisons
11. Every Country’s Sun
Every Country's Sun takes two decades of Mogwai'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. It's a structural soundscape built from stark foundations up; from a gentle, twinkling, synth-rock spectre to a solid, blown-out, skyward-thrusting obelisk. There's percussive, dream-state electronics (Coolverine), church organs as chariots of existential fire (Brain Sweeties), tremulous, foreboding bleeping – possibly from a dying android (aka 47).
Their most transportive album yet, it also hosts their most fully realised art-pop singalong of their storied history, Party In The Dark, a head-spinning disco-dream double-helix echoing New Order and The Flaming Lips. This is music as a keep-out chrysalis, protective audio armour 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. The last three songs ascend into explosive exorcism, closing with the colossal title track, its searching intensity whooshing towards infinity in a dazzling cosmic crescendo.
Mogwai - Dominic Aitchison (bass), Stuart Braithwaite (guitar, vocals), Martin Bulloch (drums) and Barry Burns (keyboard, computer, guitar) - formed in Glasgow in 1995, and their output numbers eight studio albums, 13 EPs, two remix albums, two live albums and four compilation albums, including 2015's collection Central Belters. They’ve also contributed soundtracks to an impressive spectrum of cinematic releases (both full soundtracks and contributions): alongside Atomic (a Top 20 UK album in 2016), there's been consistent acclaim for projects including French TV series Les Revenants (2013) and contributions to Leonardo DiCaprio's climate change documentary Before The Flood (2016) alongside Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross.
The band have announced a major world tour, kicking off in Oslo on 10 October, taking in dates in Europe, north America and the UK, and wrapping up with a performance at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 15 December followed by a massive hometown show at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow on 16 December. Before then, they will headline Portmeirion’s Festival No.6 in September.
Mogwai World Tour 2017
8 September Festival No.6, Portmeirion (HEADLINE SHOW)
10 October Rockefeller, Oslo
11 October Nobelberget, Stockholm
12 October KB, Malmo
13 October Vega, Copenhagen
14 October Columbiahalle, Berlin
16 October Docks, Hamburg
17 October E-Werk, Koeln
18 October Aeronef, Lille
20 October AB, Brussels
22 October Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda, Utrecht
23 October Grand Rex, Paris
25 October Riviera, Madrid
26 October Reithalle @ Kaserne Basel, Basel
27 October Fabrique, Milan
28 October Atlantico, Rome
29 October Estragon, Bologna
31 October Roxy, Prague
1 November Arena, Vienna
2 November Täubchenthal, Leipzig
3 November Backstage, Munich
18/19 November Corona Capital Fest, Mexico
20 November Observatory N. Park, San Diego
21 November Belasco Theater, Los Angeles
22 November Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
23 November Roseland Theater, Portland
24 November The Showbox, Seattle
25 November Commodore Ballroom. Vancouver
28 November Ogden Theatre, Denver
30 November The Waiting Room, Omaha
1 December First Avenue, Minneapolis
2 December House of Blues, Chicago
3 December Majestic Theatre, Detroit
5 December Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
6 December Corona Theatre, Montreal
7 December Royale Nightclub, Boston
8 December Terminal 5, New York
9 December Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia
10 December 9:30 Club, Washington
15 December O2 Academy Brixton, London
16 December The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Visit www.mogwai.co.uk for full ticket information.
Fri 8 Sep 2017
Portmeirion – Festival No.6
Fri 15 Dec 2017
London – 02 Brixton Academy
Sat 16 Dec 2017
Glasgow – SSE Hydro
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