Mogwai are back with another music video for the Rave Tapes album track, “Simon Ferocious”. It stars a couple of skydivers and the utterly massive sound of the music of Mogwai. A feast for your eyes and ears is just a click away. Speaking of Mogwai (which this blog post is dedicated to doing), the band is on a rare jaunt across the pond to the good ol’ U. S. of A. Catch them if you can, it’s an unforgettable experience.
Sub Pop’s third annual 20’s Plenty Holiday Sale is quickly approaching its end, and if you haven’t heard about it yet, you’re doing a remarkable job of ignoring us (kudos to you, sometimes I wish I could ignore us), because we’ve been pretty loud about the money that we are desperately trying to save you by convincing you that now’s the time to spend all of it at our online store. So, before your opportunity to magically turn your money into long-playing Sub Pop records at the greatly discounted rate of 20% off goes away for another year, we wanted to tell you about a pretty special fact: not only is EVERYTHINGTHAT WE SELL 20% OFFWHENYOUSPEND $20 OR MORE, but all five of the 2014 Sub Pop records that we currently have available for pre-order are 20% off, too! Future records available at the sale price of today! Now, I’m not sure if you know how stock options work, but this is essentially what’s happening here. Invest like a CEO, pick up brand new records at an appreciable discount from Mogwai, The Notwist, Death Vessel, THUMPERS, and Dum Dum Girls, and shop the rest of our sale here.
On January 21st, 2014, Mogwai’s new and very excellent record, Rave Tapes, comes out on Sub Pop on CD, LP, digital, and the white tiger of all of the music formats—the very deluxe, very, very limited (to 500) LP box-set featuring a veritable treasure trove of rare goodies including the Loser Edition colored-vinyl version of the LP, a bonus 7”, a bonus, colored-vinyl 12” w/ two non-Rave Tapes tracks, three 12×12″ art prints, a 40-page hardcover book of photographs, and a CD copy of the album—all for just $80!
Pre-order your copy of the box-set here, but quickly, as they’re going very quickly! All orders over $20 at SubPop.com are 20% off through January 6th! Just another reason to jump on this opportunity to expand your record collection.
Check out Mogwai’s stellar new video for the Rave Tapes album track “The Lord is Out Of Control” in the embedded player.
The follow-up to Mogwai’s excellently named and even more excellently music’d record Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will has gotten a name and an official birth date. Rave Tapes will come out on Sub Pop Records on January 21st, 2014, and there are a few things about it that we want you to know about it.
First of all, like all of our records, if you pre-order the LP, you’ll receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the record. Secondly, you will receive a limited-edition Mogwai 7” with your order. This is great news for people who enjoy very cool and very limited things! But, as with all limited and cool things, this is a first come, first served offer. Meaning, when we’re out, we’re out, so order soon! Thirdly, there will be a limited-edition, deluxe LP box set of Rave Tapes available for pre-order at some point in the very near future! If you would like more info on the box set, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll email you when we have more info!
Mogwai have kept themselves pretty busy since 2011’s fantastic Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will, having released an EP, a remix record, and now a full-length score for a French television show about zombies (Zombies: the new vampires? Think on it. Or not. I guess it doesn’t matter.) called Les Revenants. The album aptly shares the name of the television show that it scored and is available via CD, LP, and digital.
We’re not sure how Mogwai keeps cranking out this much music, but as long as the quality consistently blows away all expectation, we’re just going to keep listening.
On Black Friday, November 23rd, Mogwai and Sub Pop proudly present A Wrenched Virile Lore, a collection of remixes of tracks from Mogwai’s critically acclaimed Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will album. Featuring contributions from a diverse range of artists from Zombi to The Soft Moon, this record offers some unique interpretations of Mogwai’s HCWND,BYW. Limited to 2,500 copies, the 2xLP edition comes with a digital download coupon and is on red and gray vinyl. 400 copies will be available through SubPop.com, so order quickly to ensure obtainment. Otherwise, call your favorite independent record store and/or check Record Store Day’s website for more details. A Wrenched Virile Lore will be available on CD/Digital December 4th.