Inspired by founding member Bruce's struggle with hearing loss, Pray for Sound's debut album, Monophonic, takes the listener on an emotional roller coaster. In 2005, doctors discovered a destructive cyst called a cholesteatoma growing inside Bruce's left ear. After surgical removal of the cyst and reconstruction of his ear, he was left with severe hearing loss, tinnitus, and reoccurring ear pain. These emotional experiences were translated into the music and artwork that make up Monophonic.
With mixing and mastering by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, Pg.lost), the five track EP is dark, melodic and explosive, taking musical inspiration from bands like Explosions in the Sky and Russian Circles, to those outside of the post-rock genre such as Pink Floyd and The Cure.
Notably, in December 2012, Pray for Sound was voted 2nd "Best New Post-Rock Band" in a worldwide poll by the Post-Rock fan page community. After a few local shows, the band embarked on a two week northeast tour in August, 2013. Following the tour Pray for Sound entered the studio to begin working on their sophomore album and are planning a spring release date.