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

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!

Speaking on the new EP, Ruban said, “I only started playing the acoustic guitar last year. I’d always preferred the idea that the guitar converts a sound into voltage and then becomes really loud. I thought the acoustic guitar was a little bit too twee for me or something. But after being offered some opportunities to play various acoustic sessions to promote the new record, in situations where it wasn’t possible to record the whole band, I decided to treat it like a challenge to try and play acoustic and not have it be lame. After all I was really into Arthur Lee’s ability with an acoustic and started wondering if I could make it sound convincing. Anyway, after being somewhat forced to develop some skill on the acoustic through these various radio sessions and things like that I decided to record some songs acoustically and release them since people seemed to be liking the way I was doing it. Everything was recorded straight to tape in my basement with a one mic set up.”


UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, BLUE RECORD

1. Swim & Sleep (Like A Shark) (Acoustic Version)
2. Faded In The Morning (Acoustic Version)
3. So Good at Being in Trouble (Acoustic Version)
4. Swing Lo Magellan
5. Puttin’ It Down

TOUR DATES:

9/25 | Sacramento, CA – Harlows w/ Jackson Scott
9/26 | San Francisco, CA – The Filmore w/ Jackson Scott
9/27 | Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour w/ Jackson Scott
9/28 | San Diego, CA – Casbah w/ Jackson Scott
9/29 | Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom w/ Jackson Scott
10/02 | Austin, TX – The Mohawk w/ Jackson Scott
10/03 | Little Rock, AR – Stickyz RocknRoll Chicken Shack w/ Jackson Scott
10/04 | Nashville, TN – Exit In w/ Jackson Scott
10/05 | Atlanta, GA – Terminal West w/ Jackson Scott
10/06 | Carrboro , NC – Cats Cradle w/ Jackson Scott
10/08 | Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Jackson Scott
10/09 | Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church w/ Jackson Scott
10/11 | Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Jackson Scott
10/12 | Baltimore, MD – Ottobar w/ Jackson Scott
10/14 | Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall w/ Wolf People
10/15 | Montreal, QC – Cabaret Mile End w/ Wolf People
10/16 | Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace w/ Wolf People
10/17 | Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge w/ Wolf People
10/18 | Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups w/ Wolf People
10/19 | Pittsburgh, PA – Altar w/ Wolf People & Jackson Scott
10/21 | Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ Wolf People & Lionlimb
10/22 | Madison, WI – The Frequency w/ Fargo

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten

Ambulance City by Pink Mountaintops

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