Saturday, October 27, 2012

MYT 15

Mogwai Young Team was released in the UK 15 years ago today, by Chemikal Underground

Other notable anniversaries in the next few days:

14 years since Barry's first live appearance (29th October 1998 in Dundee)
6 years since the Zidane OST was released (30th October 2006)
16 years since the Summer/Ithica 27ΓΈ9 was released (4th November 1996)

And last week saw the 13th anniversary of the release of 'mogwai:ep', and the 11th anniversary of the 'My Father My King' single.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Les Revenants - streaming audio of new Mogwai tracks

@mogwaiband: Canal + are streaming 6 songs we recorded for the Les Revenants sound track.!/bande-originale

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Stuart at Norwich Sound & Vision

Stuart was interviewed by John Robb at Norwich Sound & Vision yesterday. Here's the Norwich Evening News report on the event:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Deafheaven "Punk Rock"/"Cody" (Mogwai Covers)

Two of my favorite Bay Area black metal groups, Bosse-de-Nage and Deafheaven, teamed up for a split 12", out November 20 on the Flenser (it can be pre-ordered now). For Side A, Deafheaven covered "Punk Rock" and "Cody", the opening songs from Mogwai's Come on Die Young, the Scottish band's 1999 album featuring black metal-esque cover art and sentiments. The selection's a great fit for Deafheaven, who have a way with extended post-rock hauntings.

Listen at Pitchfork - link above.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Les Revenants - Mogwai soundtrack French TV show

As you may know if you follow any of us on Twitter, we've been in the studio recently. These sessions have been due to our involvement in preparing the soundtrack for a French TV show due to be broadcast on Canal+ called "Les Revenants". The first episode of which will air in France on November 26th. Rock Action will be releasing a soundtrack album featuring music from the series in early 2013, while we're looking at doing a very limited France-only picture disc EP release in December to co-incide with the series. Expect to hear a lot more about this in the coming months.

Update: some further info on the series:

Thanks Ben

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Wrenched Virile Lore - vinyl editions

Some confusion exists around the coloured vinyl edition of Mogwai's forthcoming remix album 'A Wrenched Virile Lore'

I'd like to clarify the Rock Action version of the remix record release will ONLY be on standard vinyl and NOT coloured. It seems there's been a few crossed wires with the UK press release that went out. They were supplied with the Sub Pop press release for reference and unfortunately have applied their release details as ours (the 19th is the correct release date). A coloured vinyl release has never been on our agenda for this release.

Rock Action Will release on CD, standard 2xLP and Digital Download 19th November.
Sub Pop will release on ltd coloured vinyl (2500 only) on 23rd November and CD and Digital on 4th December. The coloured vinyl is for Black Friday in the States.

Thanks Craig

Friday, October 5, 2012

'A WRENCHED VIRILE LORE' - 19th November


'George Square Thatcher Death Party (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)'
Free MP3 download of this track available at

The ever-mighty Mogwai are set to release 'A Wrenched Virile Lore', a remix album featuring songs from their 2011 outing 'Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will'. Rock Action will release the album in the following formats: as a limited-edition, coloured vinyl (of 2500) and on CD and digitally on 19th November. The vinyl includes a download code. [ROCKACT72]

LP and CD pre-order:

North American release via Sub Pop follows on 23rd November (LP) and 4th December (CD and digital) [SP1033]

'A Wrenched Virile Lore' remix highlights include: the aforementioned Broadrick; Replex Records act Cylob ('White Noise'); BEAK member Xander Harris ('How To Be A Werewolf'); Relapse Records act Zombi ('Letters To The Metro'); ambient musician Tim Hecker ('Rano Pano'); SF based synth-punk band The Soft Moon ('San Pedro'); and Loop founder Robert Hampson ('La Mort Blanche').

Mogwai's 'A Wrenched Virile Lore' tracklisting

George Square Thatcher Death Party (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)
Rano Pano (Klad Hest – Mogwai is My Dick RMX)
White Noise (EVP Mix by Cyclob)
How To Be A Werewolf (Xander Harris Remix)
Letters To The Metro (Zombi Remix)
Mexican Grand Prix (Reworked by RM Hubbert)
Rano Pano (Tim Hecker Remix)
San Pedro (The Soft Moon Remix)
Too Raging To Cheers (Umberto Remix)
La Mort Blanche (Robert Hampson Remix)

As a taster, you can download the "Reshape" of 'George Square Thatcher Death Party' (from Jesu and Godflesh founder Justin K. Broadrick) now from

Thanks Simon