MONO Return With “Oath” 

Coinciding with their 25th anniversary, Japanese instrumental rock band MONO will release their 12th album OATH (Temporary Residence LTD.) on June 14, 2024.

More than an eponymous track, “Oath” serves as the album’s theme. Anyone who is a fan of MONO’s unique songwriting and sound construction is bound to have stars in their eyes with this one. The classical instruments greet the listener with comfort and lightness, while the quartet quietly takes their time to join in… until they reach a pinnacle of post-rock splendor, spiced up with a hint of shoegaze as only the band can do! Guitarist and composer of the band, Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto, states: …

“The album ‘OATH’ is about “time and life”. We wanted to express the “limited time in life” and the “meaning of life”. Our time goes by day by day. What is my goal? What is my purpose? What is the reason I live every day? What can we do? What should we do? We wanted to learn what we were feeling about time and life, what we have lost and found, and the questions and the answers we discovered during both our good and difficult times. We live with a vow that hasn’t changed since we were children.”

The music video for “Oath” was produced in collaboration with one of the band’s endorsers, EarthQuaker Devices, and was filmed during the recording session of the new album, recorded and mixed by one of their longtime collaborators, Steve Albini, at Electrical Audio.

To celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary, MONO is also announcing a special, 8-day European tour with a chamber ensemble, where they’ll perform the entirety of the new album accompanied by strings and brass. Tickets will go on sale on April 19 at 10:00am, local time.

25th Anniversary Orchestral Tour


‘OATH’ European Tour 2024

Featuring Chamber Ensemble

Oct 22 / FR Paris / Le Trianon

Oct 23 / BE Gent / Vooruit

Oct 24 / DE Berlin / Metropol

Oct 26 / UK London / Hackney Church

Oct 27 / NL Utrecht / TivoliVredenburg Grote Zaal

Oct 28 / DK Copenhagen / Vega

Oct 29 / SE Stockholm / Göta Lejon

Oct 31 / FI Helsinki / House of Culture