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Mogwai

If you’re a fan of extended atmospheric guitar work with a slightly intense edge, you might want to dive into the seventh and latest studio album from the Scottish band MogwaiHardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. Mogwai first came to my ears through an NPR live webcast soon after the band formed in 2006, and I’ve since become quite fond of them. Their sound is unique but familiar, combining elements of post-punk Radiohead, Sonic Youth and even Flipper with gorgeous atmospheric textures of old school prog rock ala Pink Floyd. The result is what the band calls “serious guitar music.” But don’t let that scare you, Mogwai creates some truly beautiful and accessible (mostly instrumental) music. The band will take part in the iTunes Festival in London this summer and return to the US for a (rescheduled) tour in the fall.

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Comments

Nice write up on Mogwai. It’s good to see them get some recognition. They are one of the few bands who absolutely blew me away the first time I heard them. Like Herod and My Father My King (to name just a few) are beyond epic. Just the right amounts of building tension, distortion and feedback. I’m not sure if you’ve ever checked out Mono (Japan), Explosions In The Sky or Godspeed You! Black Emperor, but if you dig Mogwai you might like those bands as well.

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