Scottish post-rockers Mogwai are back with their eighth studio album Rave Tapes. The album, released in the UK yesterday via their label Rock Action Records, is now available stateside on Sub Pop.

The instrumental rock quintet have been keeping busy since 2011’s Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. They most recently scored Les Revenants (The Returned), the chilling French series about the undead, with an equally haunting and somber soundtrack. In 2012, they released their second remix album A Wrenched Virile Lore with remixes by such acts as Jesu/Godflesh frontman Justin K. Broadrick, Tim Hecker, Zombi, and the Soft Moon. After nearly two decades as a band, Mogwai continue to create music that is as melancholic, cinematic, and gorgeous as ever: from the slow-burning, wistful opener “Heard About You Last Night” to “Remurdered,” a synthy homage to Dario Argento, and finally, to the atmospheric and ominous closer “The Lord Is Out Of Control.”

Check out the full album stream on SoundCloud and stay tuned to Mogwai’s official website for the band’s extensive 2014 tour schedule.

 

 

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