Mogwai have signed to Sub Pop Records and have promised their next album will be released in early 2011. The signing represents the first new label for the band after signing to Matador Records in the late 1990s for the release of Come On Die Young. The band noted:
We are happy and proud to announce that Sub Pop Records are releasing our next studio album in North America. The album is currently being mixed in Glasgow at Castle Of Doom studios by Paul Savage for an early 2011 release. Rock Action Records will be releasing the record in Europe with Hostess releasing in Japan. We would like to take this opportunity to thank and pay tribute to our previous American home Matador records. They remain great friends of the band and we want to thank them for everything they have done for us over the last 11 years and wish them all the best for the future.
The band released The Hawk Is Howling in 2008.