Scottish five piece Mogwai formed in 1995 and debuted a year later with the single "Tuner/Lower," released on their own Rock Action label. They've since gone on to develop their distinctive style of apocalyptic noise across four albums, establishing the transcendentally effective quiet-loud/quiet-loud dynamic as their very own and spawning a generation of imitators. Usually tagged a post-rock band because of their slow-build instrumental workouts and the neo-classical majesty of their more ambitious songs, Mogwai are rather a bunch of rockers, drawn to whatever serves their cause. The band's latest full-length "Mr. Beast" was recently unveiled stateside by Matador Records.