Mono have been making dramatic, orchestral, largely instrumental experimental rock for 20 years, and in that time they’ve played in nearly 60 countries and released ten full-length albums. Their latest, January’s Nowhere Now Here (Temporary Residence), is arguably their best yet. It almost feels like a reunion record: Mono took a break in 2017 after […]
Japanese postrock powerhouse Mono bring back the strings on Requiem for Hell
For their ninth full-length album, last year’s Requiem for Hell (Temporary Residence), this Japanese postrock institution took inspiration from the most famous grouping of circles: the nine that represent the stages of hell in Dante’s Inferno. The record is less austere than the dual 2014 albums Rays of Darkness and The Last Dawn, and not […]
Can a case of mono spoil your sex drive for good?
Dan Savage advises a soldier who fears mono has permanently affected his sex drive and offers some guidance about munches.
Let TALsounds take you All the Way
Local experimental musician Natalie Chami prepares to drop All the Way, a doozy, moody cassette she recorded as TALsounds.
Neil Young’s gaudy, reactionary Storytone and 15 more record reviews
Reviews of 16 new albums, including Arca’s uncanny electronic mutations and T.I.’s unshakable street rap
Dating while fat
Dan on BBW, belly punching, and how to feel more like a man—or better yet, a person
12 O’Clock Track: Mono’s “Legend” soundtracks a quest through Iceland
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track, Mono’s “Legend,” scores a 12-minute video shot during a trek through the terrain of Iceland.