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Mogwai
 
Mogwai Are Catching the Self-Released Album Fever
 
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By: Spacelab Research Staff

Mogwai are currently sitting on a number of demos and are planning on entering the studio next year to record them. As a matter of fact, they'll be taking most of 2010 to work on the new album.

 

"We’ve earmarked all of next year for doing it," explained the frontman. "I think that everyone’s trying out things at home and probably early next year, we’ll get together and laugh at how bad everybody’s attempts at making music are," said Stuart Braithwaite when speaking to BBC's 6Music.

 

Taking a full look at the musical landscape around them, Mogwai are preparing to self-release their next album on their own Rock Action label, and do most of the heavy lifting themselves. They'll take ownership of pushing the music, like Metric are doing right now.

 

They're hoping that this will lead to a better outcome than working with another label and that label's promotion department.

 

"I think that our attitudes to activities around the record coming out might change a bit because we’ll be really thinking, 'We need to push this.' Rather than sitting around asking, 'What are the label doing to sell our records?' It will have to be, 'What have we got to do to sell our record?'"

 

Other plans for Mogwai in the near future: A live album and film from a show in Brooklyn, the musical backing to a spoken word album from a yet-to-be-named comic writer, and a single of the song Ghostrider by Suicide for the Blast First label.

 

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