UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

While legions of artists show fidelity to psychedelia's roots, Unknown Mortal Orchestra has always shared the rare quality that makes the genre's legends vital, a constant need for exploration. Last year, frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson descended into his home studio in a Portland basement to chart out where's he traveled since his last set of unhinged psych-soul ballads. He discovered that the best way for him to move forward would be to look back. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together.

WATCH // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Performs “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” On Conan

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Last night, Unknown Mortal Orchestra unleashed their most dance floor-ready number, “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone,” on the audience of Conan. The energetic song is off their critically acclaimed new record, Multi-Love, out now on Jagjaguwar. Joining UMO for this performance on bongos are fellow kiwis Connan Mockasin and Paul Roper (Ruban’s former band mate from The Mint Chicks).

WATCH UMO ON CONAN HERE

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA TOUR DATES:
(tix and info)

Sep. 8 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
Sep. 10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
Sep. 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
Sep. 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA small hall
Sep. 14 – Hamburg, Germany – Ubel & Gefährlich
Sep. 15 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
Sep. 16 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
Sep. 17 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
Sep. 20 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg Pandora
Sep. 22 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep. 23 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sep. 24 – Birmingham, UK – The Library at the Institute
Sep. 25 – Manchester, UK – The Ritz
Sep. 26 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
Sep. 28 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Sep. 29 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 30 – Glasgow, UK – QMU
Oct. 2-4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 8 – Mexico City, MX @ Sala
Oct. 9-11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limist Music Festival
Oct. 9 – Oct. 11 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festival
Oct. 29-31 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Nov. 1 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Nov. 2 – Brussels, BE @ AB Box
Nov. 3 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Kulturfabrik
Nov. 6 – Zurich, CH @ Aktionshalle
Nov. 7 – Ravenna, IT @ Bronson
Nov. 8 – Geneva, CH @ Usine
Nov. 9 – Lyon, FR @ Le Marche Gare
Nov. 11 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
Nov. 12 – Madrid, ES @ Penelope
Nov. 13 – Lisbon, PT @ Hard Club
Nov. 16 – Istanbul, TR @ Salon Iksv
Nov. 18 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Reading 3

WATCH // Unknown Mortal Orchestra On Late Night With Seth Meyers, Touring Europe This Fall

Last night, Unknown Mortal Orchestra performed the title track to their incredible new album, Multi-Love, on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The band’s deft performance was visually punctuated by a gorgeous white grand piano, which singer/guitarist Ruban Nielson chose to perch himself on. Check it out above, and get ready for another exciting national television performance later this month.

Order Multi-Love now via Jagjaguwar, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA TOUR DATES:
(Info + Tix)
Aug. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF
Sep. 8 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
Sep. 10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
Sep. 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
Sep. 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA small hall
Sep. 14 – Hamburg, Germany – Ubel & Gefährlich
Sep. 15 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
Sep. 16 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
Sep. 17 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
Sep. 20 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg Pandora
Sep. 22 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep. 23 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sep. 24 – Birmingham, UK – The Library at the Institute
Sep. 25 – Manchester, UK – The Ritz
Sep. 26 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
Sep. 28 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Sep. 29 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 30 – Glasgow, UK – QMU
Oct. 2-4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 9-11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limist Music Festival
Oct. 9 – Oct. 11 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festival
Oct. 29-31 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Nov. 1 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Nov. 2 – Brussels, BE @ AB Box
Nov. 3 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Kulturfabrik
Nov. 6 – Zurich, CH @ Aktionshalle
Nov. 7 – Ravenna, IT @ Bronson
Nov. 8 – Geneva, CH @ Usine
Nov. 9 – Lyon, FR @ Le Marche Gare
Nov. 11 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
Nov. 12 – Madrid, ES @ Penelope
Nov. 13 – Lisbon, PT @ Hard Club
Nov. 16 – Istanbul, TR
Nov. 18 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Reading 3

ALBUM RELEASE // Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Multi-Love” Out Now Worldwide

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A giddy, psychedelic sound…
The Guardian

A dense, detailed and wildly engrossing album
NME

…the intimacy, awkwardness and emotional nakedness on display might have been hard to take were they not wrapped in the sweetest, catchiest, most impeccably crafted music Unknown Mortal Orchestra has made…
NPR First Listen

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra is now available worldwide, and they continue their epic tour of Europe and the United States, including Bonaroo, Oslo Fjord and Dour Fests, Latitude, Capitol Hill Block Party, Outside Lands, FYF and Austin City Limits Festivals.

You can buy Multi-Love direct, through Amazon, iTunes, or at a local independent record store.

(full tour dates and tickets)

05/30/15 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
05/31/15 Nimes, FR – This is Not a Love Song Festival
06/02/15 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall w/ Absolutely Free
06/03/15 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount w/ Absolutely Free
06/04/15 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace w/ J Fernandez
06/05/15 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room w/ J Fernandez
06/06/15 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ J Fernandez SOLD-OUT
06/08/15 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club w/ J Fernandez
06/09/15 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room w/ Best Coast, BULLY
06/10/15 St. Louis, MO – Firebird w/ J Fernandez
06/12/15 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
06/13/15 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West w/ Alex G
06/14/15 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Alex G
06/15/15 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall w/ Alex G
06/16/15 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle w/ Alex G
06/17/15 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle w/ Alex G
06/19/15 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw w/ Buscabulla
06/21/15 Albany, NY – The Hollow
07/14/15 Bergen, NO – Landmark
07/15/15 Oslo, NO – Oslo Fjord Fest
07/16/15 Dour, BE – Dour Festival
07/17/15 Southwold, UK – Latitude Festival
07/18/15 Lisbon, PT – Super Bock Super Rock
07/21/15 Ghent, BE – BOOMTOWN
07/23/15 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater w/ Vinyl Williams
07/24/15 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
07/26/15 Vancouver, BC – Imperial w/ Vinyl Williams
07/28/15 Boise, ID – Neurolux w/ Vinyl Williams
07/29/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge w/ Vinyl Williams S
07/31/15 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre w/ Vinyl Williams
08/01/15 Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Reporter Block Party w/ Vinyl Williams
08/02/15 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
08/03/15 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
08/05/15 San Diego, CA – Casbah
08/06/15 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre SOLD-OUT
08/07/15 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/08/15 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/09/15 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/23/15 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09/08/15 Helsinki, FI – Tavastia
09/10/15 Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
09/11/15 Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
09/12/15 Copenhagen, DK – Vega
09/14/15 Hamburg, DE – Ubel & Gefahrlich
09/15/15 Cologne, DE – Gebaude 9
09/16/15 Frankfurt, DE – Zoom
09/17/15 Berlin, DE – Lido
09/20/15 Utrecth, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg Pandora
09/22/15 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
09/23/15 London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
09/24/15 Birmingham, UK – Library at The Institute
09/25/15 Manchester, UK – The Ritz
09/26/15 Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
09/28/15 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
09/29/15 Leeds, UK – Brudenell
09/30/15 Glasgow, UK – Queen Margaret Union
10/02/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/03/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/04/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/09/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/10/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

LISTEN // Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘Multi-Love’ Streaming on NPR ‘First Listen’ and CBC ‘First Play’

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Next week marks the release of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s third and most revolutionary full-length, Multi-Love, out 5/26 on Jagjaguwar. This week, NPR Music is sharing a stream of the record one-week prior to release via their First Listen feature, while, in Canada, CBC First Play is sharing the record with their audience. Also, for those who haven’t come across it yet, Pitchfork published an amazing and revealing look into the life and inspiration of frontman Ruban Nielson; it’s a MUST READ.

UMO just completed a stretch of warm-up shows in the Pacific Northwest in preparation for a six-week tour of Europe and the US, and by all accounts, impressed mightily. The Eugene Weekly said UMO

“proved versatile and adaptive, unafraid of pinning a disco undercarriage to the raw, ethereal fuzz of their live sound. This is a talented band on the upswing, and they compel movement.”

Be sure to catch the band on their upcoming tour, and don’t wait to get tickets, as shows are selling out in advance.

LISTEN TO MULTI-LOVE ON NPR FIRST LISTEN
LISTEN TO MULTI-LOVE ON CBC FIRST PLAY

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09/08/15
Helsinki, FI - Tavastia

09/10/15
Stockholm, SE - Debaser Strand

09/11/15
Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik

09/12/15
Copenhagen, DK - Vega

09/14/15
Hamburg, DE - Ubel & Gefahrlich

09/15/15
Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9

09/16/15
Frankfurt, DE - Zoom

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