Published Jan 14, 2014Long-running post-rock practitioners Mogwai haven't released a new LP since 2011's Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. But after two years spent providing soundtracks to French zombie thrillers, as well as a new EP and remix compilation, the hardworking Scots have returned with their eighth full-length, Rave Tapes. Stream the album in its entirety ahead of its January 21 release on Sub Pop.
Expanding on the anthemic textures laid out in their previous LPs, Rave Tapes manages to be an ambitious outing, mixing Kraut-y grooves and analog experiments ("Simon Ferocious," "Remurdered") with their telltale brand of distortion-friendly verses ("No Medicine for Regret") and introspective slowcore ballads ("No Blues").
Hear for yourself by listening to the album in the player below.
Don't forget to catch Mogwai as they tour across North America this spring, when they'll hit up Canadian cities Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Also, read Exclaim!'s new interview with Mogwai about Rave Tapes here and pre-order the album, which is available as a fancy deluxe box, here.
UPDATE: This stream was available for one week only and is no longer available.