Check out a full album stream of Mogwai's upcoming album Rave Tapes, courtesy of The Guardian. The album was recorded last year at the band’s Castle of Doom studio in Glasgow with Paul Savage, who also produced the Mogwai album Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will. Rave Tapes is being released on Jan 20/21 depending what side of the Atlantic you live on -- Sub Pop in North America and Mogwai's own Rock Action! records for the rest of the world.
Mogwai frontman Stuart Braithwaite told The Guardian “This album relives some of the old Mogwai glory but also brings in a new approach, as the press release outlines: "mined from the same quarry as its predecessors, wreathed in painterly textures underpinned by increasingly electronic beats. The haunted strains of Deesh channel the slow-burning ecstasy of their 2006 song Auto Rock (a key presence in the denouement of Michael Mann’s film of Miami Vice that year) while the guitars on which Mogwai built their reputation remain, if for the most part less overtly belligerent this time round, as evidenced by the somnambulant opener Heard About You Last Night and the sonic scowl of Hexon Bogon."