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.

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announces Acoustic ‘Blue Record’ EP, Out 10/29

It’s been a very big year for UMO including the release of their LP, II, a performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in February, and they just finished up a huge summer tour!

Today we are proud to announce the release of UMO’s Blue Record on October 29th, an acoustic album expanding on II and including a cover of Dirty Projectors‘ “Swing Lo Magellan” which you can listen to ABOVE or HERE on YouTube. Copies of the special blue colored vinyl will be available ahead of the digital release on the upcoming US tour.

Read more to see album art, track list, and all the dates of their upcoming US tour!
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Come See Us At The Independent Label Market In London On Saturday!

We are very excited to be in attendance at the Independent Label Market tomorrow with a long list of other fantastic indie labels! We’ll have vinyl, rare items, and more for you to mull over buying with your hard earned money but we would love just to see you and say hello!

Our table is located by the Commercial St entrace to the Market in between Soul Jazz Records and Vice Records. To see a list of some special items we are offering at the market plus a map of all the vendors, see below.

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LISTEN // UMO Covers Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” For BBC 6 Music

Spend your summer days wasting away with Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s fantastic cover of Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” for for Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music. Listen to the track below. UMO starts a five month long tour tomorrow in Bellingham, WA at The Wild Buffalo! Find the rest of the tour dates HERE.

WATCH // UMO live in a Session at The Great Escape for Bowlegs

Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra perform in a dark and dreamy session at The Great Escape for Bowlegs! ¬†The track above, “Opposite of Afternoon”, is off their newest album II. ¬†Catch the band on tour at a city near you by checking the dates HERE.

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

05/22/15
Coventry, UK - Warwick University  w/ Django Django

05/23/15
Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound Society  w/ Django Django

05/25/15
Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet

05/26/15
Berlin, DE - Berghain Kantine

05/27/15
Brussels, BE - AB Club

05/28/15
Paris, FR - La Fleche d'Or

05/29/15
Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound

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