MONO look back with Steve Albini-assisted Before the Past • Live from Electrical Audio EP in November, continue unrelenting world tour

MONO look back with Steve Albini-assisted Before the Past • Live from Electrical Audio EP in November, continue unrelenting world tour

In an age when every artist rehashes past glories (or someone else’s) ad nauseum, we can forgive the true trailblazers for taking time on their 20th anniversary for a little nostalgia trip. MONO has delivered the goods so many times it’s almost nauseating.

Almost, but not quite. MONO continues its special year with a new EP recorded with Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studio.

I'm not sure what the expected gift is for a 20th anniversary (china? platinum? a "Golden Girls" Pez dispenser?) but it doesn't matter. Clearly, MONO wants to give rather than to receive. Aside from scheduling a HUGE world tour with a smattering of events with The Platinum Anniversary Collective (oh, the 20th is platinum!), the forthcoming EP gift features re-recordings of three older tracks from its killer back catalog.

Recorded with Albini at Electrical Audio and mixed by Albini and Temporary Residence founder Jeremy deVine, Before the Past sees the band taking back "L'America" (from their debut EP and debut LP) and "Halo" and the epic "Com?" from 2002's One More Step and You Die.

Before the Past is out November 8 on Temporary Residence on CD, LP and DL and it can be pre-ordered right here and right here. Watch the official trailer below.

Before the Past • Live from Electrical Audio tracklisting:

01. Com(?)
02. L’America
03. Halo

MONO live dates:

09.20.19 - Tokyo, Japan - Liquidroom
09.21.19 - Taipei, Taiwan - The Wall
09.22.19 - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China - TTN
09.24.19 - Bangkok, Thailand - Live Arena (RCA)
09.26.19 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Pentas 1 KLPAC
09.27.19 - Singapore, Singapore - Pavilion at Far East Square
11.04.19 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
11.05.19 - Vancouver, BC - The Imperial
11.06.19 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
11.08.19 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s
11.09.19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater #
11.10.19 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
11.13.19 - Denver, CO - Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
11.14.19 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada
11.15.19 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall $
11.16.19 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
11.17.19 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
11.19.19 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
11.20.19 - Ottawa, ON - The 27 Club
11.22.19 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
11.23.19 - Brooklyn, NY - Murmrr Theatre %
11.29.19 - Istanbul, Turkey - Zorlu PSM
11.30.19 - Brasov, Romania - Rockstadt
12.01.19 - Moscow, Russia - Aglomerat
12.02.19 - Kiev, Ukraine - Atlas
12.04.19 - Olso, Norway - Roverstaden
12.05.19 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
12.06.19 - Stockholm, Sweden - Fryshuset Klubben
12.07.19 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Lille Vega
12.08.19 - Cologne, Germany - Gebaude9
12.09.19 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
12.10.19 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
12.12.19 - Paris, France - Petit Bain
12.14.19 - London, UK - Barbican Hall ^

# MONO & The Platinum Anniversary Collective with The Wordless Music Orchestra and The Album Leaf
$ MONO & The Platinum Anniversary Collective with Candlelight Chamber Orchestra and Bell Witch
% MONO & The Platinum Anniversary Collective with The Wordless Music Orchestra and Bell Witch
^ MONO & The Platinum Anniversary Orchestra and Alcest

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