John Ferrara and Mono Means One Release Debut Album

Mono Means One: Listless Playthings of Enormous ForcesJohn Ferrara’s newest project, Mono Means One, has just released its debut album, entitled Listless Playthings of Enormous Forces. The group, including drummer Rob Madore and keyboardist Isaac Young, holed up in a yurt at Lakeside Retreats in Raleigh, North Carolina, to create the record. Being in a unique recording situation with some isolation helped to create extra atmosphere and meaning.

“The album’s title, ‘Listless Playthings Of Enormous Forces,’ is a reference from Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Slaughterhouse Five,’ about how agency is lost in war,” the band shares. “This title also extends to spiritual freedom lost in today’s world due to our obsession with phones, celebrities, and all other things that large corporations would rather us focus, robbing us of purpose, dignity, and essentially our humanity. John believes art should fight these forces and this album is a right hook to them!”

Together, the trio built a sound with influences from Radiohead, The Mars Volta, and Medeski, Martin & Wood. Of course, Ferrara’s unreal tapping abilities are on display. Check out this studio video of “Enormous Forces”:

Listless Playthings Of Enormous Forces is available now digitally via Bandcamp, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and more. Ferrara and Mono Means One are on the road in support of the tour. See below for their full itinerary.

Listless Playthings Of Enormous Forces Track List:

  1. Imagined Battles
  2. The Law of Vacant Places
  3. Enormous Forces
  4. The Eyes Have It
  5. End of the World Delight
  6. Riches to the Conjuror
  7. Decisions Made in a Dream
  8. Waltzing Grey

Mono Means One 2024 Tour Dates:

May 16Electric HazeWorcester, MA W/ Jwail
May 17RoadrunnerBridgeport, CT W/ PX3
May 18Germination FestivalHarmony, ME
May 25Strangecreek FestivalGreenfield, MA
May 31The RotundaPhiladelphia, PA W/ Mums the Word
Jun 7The Stone ChurchBrattleboro, VT W/ The Edd
Jun 8Industry Lounge & GalleryLong Island, NY W/ Dhara & GYCO
Jun 13Flat IronGreensboro, NC w/ Council Ring
Jun 14The One StopAsheville, NC
Jun 155 Points Music SanctuaryRoanoke, VA w/ Threesound
Jul 27TroutstockMontague, MA
Jul 28Silk CityPhiladelphia, PA W/ Guavatron
Aug 2Middle East UpstairsBoston, MA W/ The Edd
Aug 3Funk N WafflesSyracuse, NY

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