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 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.

WATCH // UMO Perform Live on Amsterdam’s DWDD

While on tour in Amsterdam last week, Unknown Mortal Orchestra stopped by the DWDD talkshow. The band performed “Opposite of Afternoon” for the live audience. Check out Ruban with an acoustic guitar – something we’ve really only seen him do for sit-down sessions. Cool! Watch above. Head HERE to stream the band playing “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark).”

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.

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.

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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

Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival

Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix

Brussels, BE - AB Box

Zurich, CH - Aktionshalle

Geneva, CH - Usine

Lyon, FR - Le Marche-Gare

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