Mogwai: New Album Release Date Announced, Listen to New Track ‘Coolverine’
Scottish trance-rockers Mogwai will release their new album, Every Country’s Sun, on September 1, 2017. You can now listen to the new track “Coolverine” by streaming the clip above. Every Country’s Sun will be released throughout Europe and the UK via the band’s imprint Rock Action Records. Brooklyn-based record label Temporary Residence will handle North America in place of Sub Pop Records, who handled the band’s two previous releases – Spunk Records will release the album throughout Australia.
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.
Every Country’s Sun will be available on heavyweight black double vinyl, CD, box set and digital download. Box set + LP pre-orders will receive a limited 12×12 screen print signed by the band (Mogwai store purchase only).
An exclusive heavyweight clear double vinyl will be available to pre-order from independent record shops tomorrow (May 15, 2017).
All pre-orders from mogwai.co.uk will receive ‘Coolverine’ – the opening track of the album – instantly.
Australia pre-order details will be announced this coming week.
LIMITED DELUXE EDITION
COLORED VINYL 3xLP + CD + PHOTO PRINTS BOX SET: OPAQUE WHITE (180 GRAM)
Deluxe Edition includes Every Country’s Sun on exclusive Opaque White 180 Gram colored vinyl, an exclusive bonus 180 Gram 12″ featuring previously unreleased demos, the Compact Disc™ format of Every Country’s Sun, and an exclusive set of 7 photo prints – all packaged in a beautiful, sturdy full-color box.
ALL VINYL FORMATS INCLUDE MP3 DOWNLOAD COUPON INSIDE PACKAGE
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
DELUXE EDITION BONUS 12″ TRACK LISTING
1. Acoustic Wash Demo Rough Mix
2. Baritone 2 Demo Rough Mix
3. Bass Tuned To C Demo Rough Mix
4. Bends Demo Rough Mix
5. Frez Demo Rough Mix
6. Ludicrous Ripper Demo Rough Mix