On the heels of announcing the pending release of their eighth album, Scottish instrumental band Mogwai announced North American tour dates for next year. They will be supporting Rave Tapes, out Jan 21 via Sub Pop Records. The fantastic first single, ominously titled "Remurdered", is currently streaming on Soundcloud. It is a fine electronic tapestry of pulsing and keyboard riffs. Upon release of the new album, it will have been nearly three years since their last album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.
Always a cacophonous treat live, the band will be kicking off their tour in the UK toward the end of January and finishing their European tour in France in early April. They then come to the states on Apr 21 in New Mexico, the ABQ. In our neck of the woods, they will be playing The Vic Theatre on Fri May 16. Tickets will go on-sale this weekend. Prices have yet to be announced.