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    Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:43:49

    Mogwai Share New Song U-235 And Announce New Album - April 1st is shaping up to be international post-rock day!

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    Scottish post-rock band Mogwai has announced a new album, Atomic, due out April 1 on Temporary Residence LTD in North America, and Mogwai's own Rock Action Records everywhere else. The album features re-tooled versions of tracks done for Mark Cousin's documentary Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise. It will be the band's first release since 2014's Rave Tapes.

    To go along with the announcement, Mogwai has released the nuclear "U-235." The haunting track is bathed in glowing electronic sounds and strings, reminding listeners of the impending atomic powers that are the subject of the aforementioned documentary. Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise takes a look at Hiroshima and its aftermath. For more information, check out the imdb page.

    It's a good time for all fans of post-rock as Explosions In the Sky just released their plans to unveil a new album, The Wilderness, on April 1. The band also revealed their new single, "Disintegration Anxiety." It's another piece of cinematic-type beauty from the Austin quartet.

    Listen to "U-235" from Mogwai:

    Listen to "Disintegration Anxiety" from Explosions In the Sky:

    All post-rock fans should mark April 1 on their calendars...

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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