Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown begin!
Day 2 = Mogwai
Performing = Saturday
Mogwai are a cosmic rock band that formed in 1995 in Glasgow, Scotland. The band’s musical style is described as of lengthy instrumental guitar-based pieces, that add in dynamic melodic bass lines, and a heavy use of distortion and effects. “Serious Guitar Music” is what the band claims they’re going after. The key figure in making all this happen is guitarist John Cummings.
Mogwai says their influences include My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, The Cure, and the Pixies. Well there you go, I can’t go one day without mentioning the Pixies.
The band has released 8 studio albums and numerous EP’s over a nineteen year career. The most recent, Rave Tapes, coincidentally was released today.
Visit the Mogwai website here:
Download “Rave Tapes” here:
“Hunted By A Freak”