Mogwai wrapped their Spring North American tour in support of As The Love Continues this past weekend, and as a parting gift, they’ve released a new, non-album track along with video. Recording of it began alongside the rest of the Continues material at VADA Studios near Birmingham, England, but wasn’t completed until last month at […]
Tonight, I’ll be seeing Mogwai for the eighth time, but the first in over five years and the first time touring behind a regular studio album in a decade. That January 2017 show was for their 2016 soundtrack Atomic, which I loved and was thrilled to hear performed front to back, but it’s a different […]
As most Mogwai song titles are wonderful nonsense, I’m pretty sure there’s nothing deliberately Christmas-y about this track from their 1999 EP release, but it’s pretty and doesn’t at any point sound like a thousand blenders being thrown into a trash compactor, so it’s probably as Christmas-y as they get.
Okay, the provenance of this performance is a little misleading as Mogwai were nowhere near KEXP’s Seattle studios in March but extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures and all that. Unable to tour or perform for an audience after releasing one of their best records in February, the band took to streaming performances from a […]
Conventional wisdom holds that Slowdive’s second album Souvlaki is their masterpiece – certainly it’s my go-to of their catalog – but the critical re-evaluation Pygmalion – their once-but-no-longer swan song – has gotten over the past quarter-century is pretty remarkable. On its initial release in February of 1995, it seemed to be cursed. Drummer Simon […]
Finding info on indie Japanese bands is not so easy; I had to sift through three bands with the same name (and one anime series) just to make sure I had the right people in the promo photo. But as far as I’ve been able to discern, they’re a four-piece from Shiga prefecture in Japan, […]
While its presence on the YouTubes is a little dubious – it was commercially released on DVD in 2008 – the world is a better place for the ability to watch Talk Talk perform in stunning quality at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in July 11th 1986, circa The Colour Of Spring, and part […]
Mogwai‘s 1999 second album Come On Die Young might not have gotten as good reviews as their debut Young Team – and it’s not my favourite of theirs either – it holds a special place in my heart as the first Mogwai record I heard, starting a devotion to their music that has waxed and […]