Many an old fan of Sub Pop might be raising an eyebrow right now. The Seattle label—until recently the quintessence of guitar rock and American folk-pop—is still undergoing a renovation process that over the past few years has seen the signing of bands which a priori don’t quite fit their philosophy, like CocoRosie and Shabazz Palaces. Now it’s the turn of Mogwai, champions of (almost always instrumental) post-rock with pyrotechnic guitars, that play with dynamic contrasts and the alternation of silence/noise/silence, loaded with dramatic tension. Coming up to celebrating their first 15 years together, Mogwai are leaving Matador and have accepted the invitation of their new American family. The band’s new album, already recorded and awaiting mixes by Paul Savage at Glasgow’s Castle of Doom studios, is due for release in early 2011 via their label Rock Action in Europe, Sub Pop in the U.S. and Hostess in Japan.