Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?

The Beach Boys’ masterpiece “God Only Knows” remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music.

Ben Watt - “Hendra”

Fiancé - “Era”

Rays of Darkness is the first MONO album in 15 years to feature no orchestral instruments whatsoever. That fact alone is remarkable given the band’s reputation for sweeping, dramatic instrumentals that recall Oscar-worthy film scores. Instead, Rays of Darkness more closely resembles a jet engine taking off inside a small, crowded auditorium. It is MONO’s blackest album ever, a collection of scorched riffs, doom rhythms, and an unexpected contribution from post-hardcore pioneer Tetsu Fukagawa of Envy. The album ends with the smoldering wreckage of distorted guitars and ominous drones playing out a eulogy to the days when MONO shot blinding rays of light through seemingly endless darkness.

October 24 (EU)
October 27 (UK)
October 28 (North America)
November 5 (Japan)

Temporary Residence Limited (North America)
Pelagic Records (Europe)
Magniph (Japan)


this is literally just a minute of pop punk bands saying the word “friends” clipped together and it is amazing

(via hypem)