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 // UMO’s Rick Alverson-Directed “From the Sun” Video

Another day, another video! Here’s a new piece for Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “From The Sun.” You know you’re in for something stellar/dark/bending with a director like Rick Alverson on board. Watch above or at Noisey.

It’s no surprise this band has a million upcoming tour dates. Catch them at a number of festivals and venues starting this summer and through the end of the year.

UMO Remixes Lindstrom, Announces Fall Tour Dates

Unknown Mortal Orchestra returns the remix favor with a reworking of Lindstrom’s “Rà-àkõ-st.” You’ll recognize UMO’s touch right away, echoing lines from Ruban’s II. Stream the track above.

What makes a remix even better? New tour dates, of course. UMO has extended what is making itself out to be a year-long tour, with shows going into September and October. You’ll find the new dates below.

 
TOUR DATES:
Sept-26 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Sept-27 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Sept-28 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Sept-29 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Oct-2 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Oct-3 Little Rock, AR – Stickyz RocknRoll Chicken Shack
Oct-4 Nashville, TN – Exit In
Oct-5 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Oct-6 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
Oct-8 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Oct-9 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Oct-14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct-15 Montreal, Canada – Cabaret Mile End
Oct-16 Toronto, Canada – Lee’s Palace
Oct-17 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
Oct-18 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Oct-19 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar
Oct-22 Madison, WI – The Frequency
Nov-7 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
Nov-8 Manchester, UK – Gorilla

Check out all of UMO’s dates HERE.

LISTEN UP // UMO Performs Live for The Line of Best Fit

Unknown Mortal Orchestra brings you an acoustic version of “So Good At Being In Trouble.” Recorded for The Line of Best Fit back in February, the track takes a laid back turn, but still encompasses a serious bite. You can watch the session above.

Since their May shows have sold out, UMO have just announced they will return to the UK later this year. You can see them at London’s Electric Ballroom on November 7th and Manchester’s Gorilla the following day. See all of their upcoming dates HERE.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Share New Tour Dates & Lindstrom Remix

The best time is remix time. Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)” gets a redo by Norwegian producer, Lindstrom. The tracks comes in conjunction with the announcement of new North American tour dates. You’ll find both posted below.

 
NEW TOUR DATES:
Jun-14 Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo
Jun-15 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Jun-16 Spokane, WA – The Center
Jun-17 Pullman, WA – Belltower Concert House
Jun-21 Winnipeg, MB Canada – West End Culture Centre
Jun-22 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium (Dempseys Upstairs)
Jun-23 Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar
Jun-24 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Jun-26 Akron, OH – Musica
Jun-28 New York, NY – Seaport Music Festival
Jun-29 Hamden, CT – The Space

To see all of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s upcoming tour dates, head HERE.

Ur Life One Night by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark) by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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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