New Special Single Out Now
"Scarlet Holliday"
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2020 Special Two-Song Single

Scarlet Holliday

On December 25, 2020, as a special Christmas gift, a two-song single "Scarlet Holliday", featuring "First Winter", was released exclusively via MONO's Bandcamp, wishing everyone good health, happiness and good cheer in the new year. These songs were written with the idea of new hope for the new year since 2020 has become unforeseeably dark for many in the world.

December 25, 2020
  1. Scarlet Holliday
  2. First Winter
Takaakira 'Taka' Goto - Guitar
Tamaki - Bass
Yoda - Guitar
Dahm - Drums
Written by Takaakira 'Taka' Goto
Recorded by Takaakira 'Taka' Goto at Studio Forty-4
Drums Recorded & Mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio
Mixed & Mastered by Takaakira 'Taka' Goto & Jeremy deVine
Artwork by Seiya Ogino (Ogino Design)
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20 Year Anniversary 10th Full-Length Album

Nowhere Now Here

The unlikely career of MONO has taken them to virtually every corner of the planet, several times over. Those corners have all left indelible marks on their music, as it drills deeper towards the sound of feeling not quite human and all too human – often at the same time.

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20 Year Anniversary Celebratory Mini-Album

Before The Past
Live From Electrical Audio

Halo Stream

MONO formed in Tokyo, Japan in the closing winter weeks of December, 1999. They played their first live shows at the top of the new millennium, and released their first album, Under The Pipal Tree, in 2001. Recorded live in one day on a razor-thin budget, Pipal Tree was an earnest introduction to the curious magic of a band that would eventually become synonymous with monstrously dynamic, contemporary classical rock music.

To commemorate those austere beginnings – and celebrate their remarkable longevity – MONO revisit three of their earliest songs, and retrofit them with face-melting upgrades. Anchored by the towering 16-minute noise opus, “Com(?)”, Before The Past • Live From Electrical Audio shows the evolution of MONO’s execution, stripping away the strings and layers of guitar overdubs to show just how massive this band can be at their most instrumentally austere.

Newly recorded in one day in 2019 with longtime collaborator, Steve Albini – and mixed by Albini with Temporary Residence founder, Jeremy deVine – Before The Past is as much a declaration of the present as it is a document of the past. These songs, which are now 20 years old, feel more powerful and profound than ever – a testament to MONO’s enduring dedication to their craft, and their dogged exploration of maximum minimalism.

Out Now on CD, LP & Digital via Temporary Residence Ltd.

20 Year Anniversary

Upcoming World Tour


Mar 18, 2021
Oslo, Norway
Mar 19, 2021
Sodra Teatern
Stockholm, Sweden
Mar 20, 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 21, 2021
Uebel & Gefahrlich
Hamburg, Germany
Mar 22, 2021
Columbia Theater
Berlin, Germany
Mar 23, 2021
Cologne, Germany
Mar 24, 2021
Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 25, 2021
Bulle, Switzerland
Mar 26, 2021
Le Rex
Toulouse, France
Mar 27, 2021
Biarritz, France
Mar 29, 2021
Hard Club
Porto, Portugal
Mar 30, 2021
Lisbon, Portugal
Mar 31, 2021
Seville, Spain
Apr 1, 2021
Murcia, Spain
Apr 2, 2021
Madrid, Spain
Apr 3, 2021
Apolo 2
Barcelona, Spain
Apr 5, 2021
Besancon, France
Apr 6, 2021
Paris, France
Apr 7, 2021
Antwerp, Belgium
Apr 8, 2021
Lille, France
Apr 10, 2021
London, United Kingdom
Apr 11, 2021
London, United Kingdom
Apr 13, 2021
St. Luke's
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr 14, 2021
City Varieties
Leeds, United Kingdom
Jun 19, 2021
Hellfest Open Air 2021
Clisson, France
Aug 19, 2021
ArcTanGent Festival
Bristol, United Kingdom