Mogwai - New LP



So they tweeted that they’ve finished mixing the new LP a few days ago, and now they have a website with a countdown for Monday morning.

Even though I’ve not been completely into the last few albums, I’m still excited by what they do…


Been a while since they’ve done an album I loved and am sad that John’s gone , but looking forward to the new one as I loved what Dave Fridmann did with CODY.

Mogwai got me through so tough times in the late 90’s- even have a Young Team tattoo so will always be willing to give what they do a go.


new song

plus album out sept 1st


Listening now. Enjoying.



New track is fucking great


Tracklisting: Coolverine, Party In The Dark, Brain Sweeties, Crossing The Road Material, aka 47, 20 Size, 1000 Foot Face, Don’t Believe The Fife, Battered At A Scramble, Old Poisons, Every Country’s Sun



It is.


Love the drumming on it. Looking forward to the album!


Well isn’t this song just bloodly lovely. I’ve had a pretty shit time the past week and feeling a particular peak this morning. This is helping.


Sorry to hear that mate, glad this track is helping!

Want to temper my expectations a little bit but this really does sound excellent, and very much like the Mogwai I know and love. I think the change in producer (back to Dave Friedman) and the reduction in members has really focused them and. Stuart said to MAH that they felt re-galvanised and it seems to come across in this track.

Very very excited for the new LP


Enjoying the new track feels like the intersection of their work in soundtracks and their general output as a band.


Know what you mean about the Mogwai we know and love. Lost way way with them a bit over the last few albums but listening to this today reminded me of when I first heard John Peel play one of their tracks back in the late 90’s.

Excited definitely.


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. Produced by psych-rock luminary Dave Fridmann, 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 realized art-pop sing-along of their storied history, “Party In The Dark,” a head-spinning disco-dream double-helix echoing New Order and The Flaming Lips, featuring Braithwaite’s seldom-heard melodic vocals declaring he’s “directionless and innocent, searching for another piece of mind”. 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. The last three songs ascend into explosive exorcism, closing with the colossal “Every Country’s Sun,” its searching intensity whooshing towards infinity in a dazzling cosmic crescendo.

Lol at 56 minutes being concise, but I’m glad it’s going to be a long album!


You wot mate?

New tune’s cool :grinning:


Party in the Dark getting a first play right now on Lauren Laverne’s 6music show


ooh Mogwai have made a pop banger!!


Really like this


Said it up-thread but the new album sounded phenomenal live.