Steve Albini Helmed Mono Album Set For Release

(PR) Japanese experimental icons MONO are set to release Hymn To The Immortal Wind, their fifth and most expansive album to date. Due March 24 via Temporary Residence, the album finds the band effortlessly soaring through melodies both sincere in approach and grandiose in scale, all with the aid of a full 28-piece chamber orchestra.

Their first release since 2006's landmark You Are There, MONO finds themselves raising the stakes yet again, steering their unmistakable cascade of sound into a dense world of strings, flute, organ, piano, tympani and more.

Recorded and mixed by Steve Albini in June and November 2008 at his Electrical Audio Recording studio in Chicago, IL, the resulting seven songs will be delivered on the brink of MONO's 10th anniversary as a group. To celebrate, the four-piece are planning two very special performances in New York City. Welcoming another twenty-three pieces to their arsenal, the band will be backed by the Wordless Music Orchestra for a celebration of their past accomplishments and the newly minted beast that is Hymn to the Immortal Wind.

The two evenings; May 8th and 9th, hosted by The New York Society for Ethical Culture and Le Poisson Rouge respectively will mark the ONLY North American dates in support of their new LP and will undoubtedly be evenings to remember.

Tracklist for MONO Hymn To The Immortal Wind [March 24th; Temporary Residence Ltd.]:

01 Ashes In The Snow
02 Burial At Sea
03 Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn
04 Pure As Snow (Trails Of The Winter Storm)
05 Follow The Map (MP3 http://www.dailyrindblog.com/audio/mono_followthemap.mp3 )
06 The Battle To Heaven
07 Everlasting Light

MONO Tour Dates:

03-11 Osaka, JP - Unagidani Sunsui
03-14 Tokyo, JP - Liquid Room
03-20 Brighton, UK - Digital
03-21 Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hound
03-22 Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
03-23 Glasgow, UK - Stereo
03-24 Sheffield, UK - Corporation
03-25 Bristol, UK - The Croft
03-26 London, UK - Scala
03-27 Paris, France - Glaz'Art
03-28 Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
03-29 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
03-30 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
03-31 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
04-01 Oslo, Norway - John Dee
04-02 St Petersburg, Russia - A2
04-04 Berlin, Germany - Lido
04-05 Poznan, Poland - Stary Browar
04-06 Dresden, Germany - Beatpol
04-07 Prague, Czech Republic - Palac Akropolis
04-08 Vienna, Austria - Arena
04-09 Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
04-10 Athens, Greece - Fuzz Club
04-12 Brussels, Belgium - Domino Festival
04-13 Oberhausen, Germany - Zentrum-Altenberg
04-14 Frankfurt, Germany Nachtleben
04-15 St Gallen, Switzerland - Grabenhalle
04-17 Barcelona, Spain - La[2]
04-18 Madrid, Spain - Ritmo Y Compas
04-19 Toulouse, France - Festival Lacrymal
04-20 Bordeaux, France - BT59
04-21 Nantes, France - Olympic
04-22 Bourges, France - Printemps De Bourges
04-23 Esch-Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
04-24 Tilburg, Netherlands - Roadburn Festival
05-08 New York, NY - Society for Ethical Culture Concert Hall*
05-09 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge*

*Only U.S. appearances In celebration of their 10th anniversary, MONO will be performing with a full 23-piece chamber orchestra

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