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Indie rockers Mona find a sweet spot “In the Middle” on new song — listen

on September 22, 2016, 12:00pm


Since forming in the late 2000s, Nashville indie rockers Mona have seen both ends of the music industry spectrum. They did the DIY thing of self-booked tours and grassroots promotion as well as had a taste of the cushy life of VIP green rooms and major label swank. The band’s experiences over the last few years have now led them here: not only with a “renewed sense of purpose” when it comes to musical creativity, but also a deep appreciation for finding the middle ground.

Mona will explore their new muse — this idea of balance — on a forthcoming six-song EP aptly titled In the Middle (October 28th via Bright Antenna). As a first look at their new material, they’ve shared its title track, which frontman Nick Brown describes as “an acknowledgment of dualism — good vs. evil or even just opinion vs opinion.”

“The shades and layers of all things sexual , political, spiritual or whatever… are up to the individual and therefore in our world tend to get very controversial and very personal,” he adds. “This song is toying with shedding those layers and having some balance. Enjoying the ‘middle’ which then leads to enjoying others and their differences.”

Though some may find it difficult to center themselves, Mona do it so convincingly and wholeheartedly on “In the Middle”, a rush of pure adrenaline and anthemic drive. “So you go, go/ A little in the middle / But you know, know/ A little in the middle shouldn’t feel so right, but it feels all right,” Brown rallies during the song’s euphoria-inducing chorus. It’s impossible not to believe him.

Stream it up above.

In the Middle Artwork:

mona ep Indie rockers Mona find a sweet spot In the Middle on new song    listen

In the Middle Tracklist:
01. Don’t Shave My Coin
02. In the Middle
03. Ain’t It Sick
04. Bones
05. Us & Them
06. Judas

In support of the new EP, Mona will be touring the US this fall, including dates alongside label mates The Wombats.

Mona 2016 Tour Dates:
09/27 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre %
09/29 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge %
09/30 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s %
10/01 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre %
10/04 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard %
10/05 – Dallas, TX @ Trees %
10/08 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall %
11/03 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
11/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre ^
11/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Boot & Saddle ^
11/06 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop ^
11/09 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean ^
11/11 – TBA
11/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^
11/14 – TBA
11/16 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
11/17 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer ^
11/18 – TBA
11/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill ^
11/21 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
11/22 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern ^
12/12 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow ^
12/13 – Burlington, VT @ Showcase Lounge ^
12/14 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott ^
12/15 – TBA
12/16 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom ^
12/17 – TBA

% = w/ The Wombats
^ = w/ July Talk

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