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Experimental Rock Legends Mono Drop “Innocence,” Announce 11th Album, Pilgrimage of the Soul


Japanese instrumental post-rock legends Mono have announced their 11th album in their 22 years as a band, Pilgrimage of the Soul. And judging from the album’s first single, the eight-plus minute long “Innocence,” listeners are in for just as much of an emotional journey — or even more of one — than ever before.

If you’ve somehow never listened to Mono before, here’s what you can consistently expect from these masters of their craft: atmospheric guitars, textured, measured drums, peaks, valleys, back and forth sideway shifts, and everything in between, all within the shell of an airy dreamscape. Out of respect for those of you who have listened to Mono before, that’s all I’m gonna say about “Innocence”… just press play, sit back, and get lost on the journey (they’ll guide you back home, don’t worry).

Watch the video below. Pilgrimage of the Soul will be released on September 17 via Temporary Residence; pre-order here. Mono will hit the road in 2022 as follows:

04/01 Minneapolis, MN – TURF Club
04/02 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
04/03 Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
04/05 Toronto, ON – Velvet
04/06 Montréal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
04/07 Portsmouth, NH – 3s
04/08 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
04/09 New York City, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/10 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
04/12 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
04/13 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04/15 Fort Worth, TX – Tulips
04/16 Austin, TX – Parish
04/18 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
04/19 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
04/20 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
04/22 Portland, OR – Alberta Abbey
04/23 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore
04/24 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
04/26 Boise, ID – Neurolux
04/27 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04/28 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

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