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- The term Mogwai may hold several different meanings. Mogwai means “ghost” in Chinese and is also the creature in the movie Gremlins. But most importantly, Mogwai is the five piece post rock band hailing from Glasgow, Scotland composed of Stuart Braithwaite, John Cummings, Barry Burns, Dominic Aitchison, and Martin Bulloch. Influenced by the likes of Sonic Youth, Slint, and My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai has established their own sound and place in the post rock genre. After the unfortunate cancellation of a handful of US tour dates last year, Mogwai is heading back to the U.S. to tour their latest album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will and the EP Earth Division which was recently released. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will is Mogwai’s seventh studio album and the first to be released on Sub Pop Records in February 2011. It was a success upon release receiving impressive reviews from NME, SPIN, and Rolling Stone. The closing track on the album, You’re Lionel Richie, was taken from the moment band member Stuart Braithwaite ran into Lionel Richie in the airport. Braithwaite’s reaction to seeing Lionel Richie was “You’re Lionel Richie”- giving life to the name of the track. Without many vocals in their music, Mogwai can still deliver strong, shrieking, and striking post rock medleys on each of their tracks translating to a one of kind experience during a live show. The band claims that this could be their last long tour for awhile, so don’t miss your chance to see them on the Metro stage this summer!
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