Auto Rock by Mogwai
"Auto Rock" is a song by Scottish post-rock band Mogwai that appears as the first track on their album Mr. Beast. The song is built around a piano riff (with only the use of black keys) played by Barry Burns, and march-like drums, which slowly builds in volume and intensity. It was, at one point, used as a set opener on the Mr Beast tour, as well as most of the 2009 tour. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Mogwai are a Scottish rock band from Glasgow. Formed by Stuart Braithwaite and Dominic Aitchison in 1995, Mogwai have since become one of the most influential and best known names in post-rock. They typically compose instrumental, sometimes lengthy guitar-based pieces in the post-rock tradition. They are usually focused around the elaboration of a single theme and are known for dynamic contrast, melodic bass guitar riffs, their use of guitar distortion and effects. Braithwaite has commented on the absence of lyrics in most of Mogwai's music, saying: I think most people are not used to having no lyrics to focus on. Lyrics are a real comfort to some people. I guess they like to sing along and when they can't do that with us they can get a bit upset.