Saturday, April 12, 2014

Twitter Q&A - Tues 15th April

From https://www.facebook.com/mogwai/:
Hiya, a bit of a cross-platform thing here: We'll be doing a Q&A over on Twitter (@mogwaiband) next Tuesday (15th April) between 1pm-2pm (PDT) ahead of our show in LA at the El Rey Theatre. If you want to submit questions then head over to Twitter and use the ‪#‎MogwaiTakeover‬ hashtag.

Recent interviews

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/ae/music/2014/apr/09/weekly-interview-mogwai-guitarist-john-cummings/

http://www.undertheradarmag.com/interviews/mogwai/

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/10/6310723/mogwais-changing-sonic-moods-swing.html

http://www.lithiummagazine.com/interview-barry-burns-mogwai-march-5th-2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Vasto, Italy - 26th July

Mogwai headline Siren Festival in Vasto, Italy on Saturday 26th July 2014.

Thanks Markus.

North American tour starts today

Istanbul - June 2014

Mogwai have been added to the bill for One Love Festival, which takes place in Istanbul, Turkey over the weekend of 14th/15th June 2014.

Come On Die Young - Deluxe Edition - 16th June



Finally, fifteen years after its original release and five years after preparations began on this version, Mogwai's 'Come On Die Young' is set for the reissue and boxset treatment.

As far as Chemikal Underground releases go, there are few, if any, that deserve the red carpet treatment more than Mogwai's dark masterpiece from 1999. A landmark release for the label, 'CODY' carved a path for us that we've strived to follow for nearly 20 years.

Official Press Release

Arriving in March 1999 with an album cover that referenced The Exorcist and a title scalped from a well-known Glasgow gang slogan, you’d have expected Mogwai’s ‘Come On Die Young’ to be an apocalypse-harbouring, pre-millennial assault on the senses.

Instead, we were treated to a darkly elegiac – surprisingly restrained – response to the aural fireworks of their ‘Young Team’ debut from two years earlier. Recorded and mixed at Dave Fridmann's Tarbox Road Studios in Upstate New York, ‘Come On Die Young’ begins with a sample of Iggy Pop eulogising the genius of punk rock and ends with a track entitled ‘Punk Rock/Puff Daddy/Antichrist’. This thoughtful and irreverent diptych would enclose an hour of music that was as beautiful as it was blistering and as poignant as it was unpredictable: preconceptions of what to expect from a Mogwai album, disassembled at a stroke.

‘Come On Die Young’ was - and remains – a hugely accomplished, elegant and important album, setting a benchmark for the fierce intelligence that would go on to characterise Mogwai’s future body of work.

This reissue of ‘Come On Die Young’ - fifteen years after it originally hit the shelves – recognises the vital role the album played in Chemikal Underground’s own development as the label approaches its 20th anniversary in 2015. This deluxe edition of ‘Come On Die Young’ has been painstakingly assembled by band and label, unearthing more than an hour of bonus material which includes:

• Previously unreleased takes from early Chem19 sessions of 'Waltz For Aidan’, ‘Christmas Steps’, ‘Rollerball’ and ‘7-25’ which would later feature on ‘Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait’.
• Seven remixed and remastered album tracks from the CAVA recording sessions which pre-dated the definitive recordings laid down at Tarbox.
• Two previously unreleased tracks ‘Satchel Panzer’ and ‘Spoon Test’.
• Rarities ‘Nick Drake’, ‘Hugh Dallas’ and the 3 track ‘Travels In Constants EP’.
• The original, previously unreleased version of ‘Helps Both Ways’.
• A1 ‘San Siro’ poster for Mogwai’s Barrowland Ballroom show from October ’99.
• Boxset includes 4 x 180gsm LPs featuring the original 2LP and 2LP of bonus material.
• Two Chem19 Demos are exclusive to the boxset: ‘Christmas Steps’ and ‘7-25’.
• Boxset includes a download code for all audio within the boxset.


COME ON DIE YOUNG (DELUXE EDITION)

4LP BOXSET // 2CD // DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

RELEASED ON JUNE 16TH
AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER FROM MAY 1ST

“Sometimes 'CODY' is kind, sometimes it is cruel and at many times it is lovingly, leeringly abstract. Because this is Mogwai in full, frazzled, fantastic effect. Live fast. Play slow. Die Young.”
NME



FULL BOXSET TRACKLISTING...

original double album

SIDE A
Punk Rock:
Cody
Helps Both Ways
Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia

SIDE B
Kappa
Waltz For Aidan
May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door

SIDE C
Oh! How The Dogs Stack Up
Ex-Cowboy
Chocky

SIDE D
Christmas Steps
Punk Rock/Puff Daddy/Antichrist

bonus material double album

SIDE A
Nick Drake
Waltz For Aidan (Chem19 Demo)
Christmas Steps (Chem19 Demo) - exclusive to boxset
Rollerball (Chem19 Demo)
7-25 (Chem19 Demo) - exclusive to boxset

SIDE B
Untitled (Travel In Constants EP)
Quiet Stereo Dee (Travel In Constants EP)
Arundel (Travel In Constants EP)

SIDE C
Cody (Cava Sessions)
Ex Cowboy (Cava Sessions)
Spoon Test (Cava Sessions)
Punk Rock: (Cava Sessions)

SIDE D
Helicon 2 (Cava Church Live)
Satchel Panzer (Cava Sessions)
Kappa (Cava Church Live)
Helps Both Ways (Original Version)
Hugh Dallas

Friday, April 4, 2014

Glastonbury and Rome

Mogwai have announced they're playing Glastonbury Festival (27th - 29th June 2014)

Tickets are on sale for a show in Rome on 25th July:
Mogwai - ROMA @ AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA, CAVEA
http://www.vivoconcerti.com/news/mogwai-concerto-italia-2014-roma-cavea-auditorium

And there's an additional unconfirmed show in Milan on 7th July:
Mogwai - MILANO @ VILLA ARCONATI, BOLLATE (MILANO)
Further details on this one as they arrive.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Stuart on 'Spiderland'

Slint's 'Spiderland' album gets a deluxe reissue soon. Stuart spoke to Clash Magazine about the album and its influence on Mogwai's early records:

http://www.clashmusic.com/features/mogwais-stuart-braithwaite-on-slints-spiderland

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Roskilde - 4th July

Mogwai return to Roskilde Festival in Denmark on 4th July 2014.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nimes webcast cancelled

Tonight's Mogwai show in Nimes was due to be webcast live by ARTE Concert. Sadly, the webcast has been cancelled "due to circumstances beyond our control".

Thanks Markus