UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

As Unknown Mortal Orchestra, New Zealand by-way-of Portland songwriter and guitarist Ruban Nielson marries psychedelia with sharp Soul touchstones. Timeless pop hooks are produced with a soft buzzsaw edge so that the effect is akin to Stevie Wonder producing Plastic Ono Band into Nuggets-like gems. It's a one-two punch that has caught the ear of hip-hop community heavyweights (?uestlove, El-P, Big Boi) and indie-world heroes (Liars, Toro Y Moi). With bassist Jacob Portrait and drummer Riley Geare, Unknown Mortal Orchestra is preparing a full-length for Jagjaguwar in early 2013.

ALBUM RELEASE // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Perform ‘Blue Record’ Acoustic EP Out Today, On Tour Starting In November

Today we are proud to release of UMO’s Blue Record, an acoustic EP expanding on II which includes a cover of Dirty Projectors‘ “Swing Lo Magellan” which you can listen to ABOVE or HERE on YouTube.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s new EP ‘Blue Record’ is out now through SC Distribution and iTunes. Also as a preview for the album, our friends at KCRW are currently streaming the whole album here.

Read more to see album art, track list, and all the dates of their upcoming UK / European tour!
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LISTEN // Hear Wolf People’s “When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate” From New 12″, Start North American Tour

UK group Wolf People start their first ever North American tour tomorrow night in Brooklyn at The Knitting Factory! In celebration, the band shares a track off the new “When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate” 12″ which will be released on December 3rd, 2013. Listen to the track ABOVE or here on YouTube. The 12″ includes two brand new tracks recorded at their small practice space and two tracks from their April 2013 release, Fain.

Click read more for some backstory on the band and the full list of tour dates including a string of concerts with label mates Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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SESSION // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Perform “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)” Live On KCRW, Continue Tour North American Tour

The fine people at KCRW‘s Morning Becomes Eclectic had Unknown Mortal Orchestra in their studio last week to perform a few songs while in LA. Watch the live video of “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)” above or on KCRW‘s YouTube channel here.

Click read more to pre-order UMO‘s new ‘Blue Record’ acoustic EP, watch the other live KCRW video for “So Good At Being In Trouble”, and see North American tour dates through the end of October and European dates in November.

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US TOUR // UK’s Wolf People Add Dates To First Ever North American Tour

UK group Wolf People will embark on their first ever North American tour dates with label mates Unknown Mortal Orchestra in October! Their two week string of dates will take them around the East Coast, Canada and the Midwest.

We are proud to announce today that they have added new headlining dates in New York, Bloomington, IN, and Chicago. Check out the full list below with some backstory on the band and thoughts on the group from The Guardian.
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From The Sun by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark) by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

So Good At Being In Trouble by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark) by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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Mecca, CA - Desert Daze

05/03/14
Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest

07/12/14
Lisbon, PT - Optimus Alive

07/27/14
Denver, CO - Underground Music Showcase

08/01/14
Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

08/02/14
Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

08/16/14
Mexico City, ME - Ceremonia Festival

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