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Mutemath’s “Monument” Packs 59 Years of Love

And you thought nothing could beat The Notebook.

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Photo: Mutemath Instagram

While many people make songs and artworks inspired by love, some people take it further by building monuments or even a castle* out of it. American alternative rock band, Mutemath, released their video for “Monument” and it documents how Charles “LaLa” Evans transformed his home into a shrine in honor of his wife who passed away a month before their 60th anniversary. Evan’s dedication and love is what Monument “aspired to write about for this whole new album.” Check out the song and the legendary man below:

“Monument is from their new album Vitals, which came out in November of last year. Starting with handclaps and echoing oohs, it has a hazy dreampop opening that immediately draws you into a surreal ambience that is far more festive than meditative. They are on tour:

Europe 2016 tour

1/26 – Academy 2 (Birmingham, UK)

1/27 – Exchange (Bristol, UK)

1/29 – Islington Academy (London, UK)

1/30 – Lest Etoiles (Paris, France)

2/1 – Melkweg (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

2/2 – Luxor (Cologne, Germany)

2/3 – Knust (Hamburg, Germany)

2/4 – Columbia Theater (Berlin, Germany)

USA 2016 tour

2/11 – Amo’s Southend (Charlotte, NC)

2/12 – Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC)

2/13 – Track 29 (Chattanooga, TN)

2/14 – Iron City (Birmingham, AL)

2/16 – 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA)

2/18 – Revolution Live (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

2/19 – House of Blues-Orlando (Lake Buena Vista, FL)

2/20 – State Theater (St. Petersburg, FL)

2/22 – Varsity Theatre (Baton Rouge, LA)

2/23 – House of Blues-Houston (Houston, TX)

2/25 – Emos (Austin, TX)

2/26 – Common Grounds (Waco, TX)

2/27 – Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa, OK)

2/29 – El Rey Theater (Albuquerque, NM)

3/1 – Crescent Ballroom (Phoenix, AZ)

3/2 – House of Blues (San Diego, CA)

3/4 – The Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA)

3/5 – Ace of Spades (Sacramento, CA)

3/7 – Roseland Theatre (Portland, OR)

3/8 – The Showbox (Seattle, WA)

3/21 – The National (Richmond, VA)

3/23 – Terminal 5 (New York, NY)

3/25 – Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA)

3/26 – Rams Head Live (Baltimore, MD)

3/29 – House of Blues-Cleveland (Cleveland, OH)

3/30 – Newport Music Hall (Columbus, OH)

4/1 – Deluxe at Old National Centre (Indianapolis, IN)

4/2 – Majestic Theatre (Madison, WI)

4/3 – First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN)

4/5 – The Ready Room (St. Louis, MO)

4/6 – Bottleneck (Lawrence, KS)

4/8 – Gothic Theatre (Englewood, CO)

4/8 – Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival (Knoxville, TN)

*Sculptor and engineer, Edward Leedskalnin (1887-1951), spent 28 years building a monument known as Coral Castle for his ex-fiancé after their engagement broke. The Coral Castle is located in Florida and those who have seen it – including Einstein – have been awestruck by its aesthetics and Leedskalnin’s dedication.

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