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LISTEN UP // UMO’s ‘II’ Streaming at NPR First Listen

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s album is now available for streaming! Head to NPR’s First Listen to hear II in its entirety. Like what’s playing? Make your way to SC Distribution or iTunes to pre-order the album, out officially Tuesday, February 5.

STREAM UMO’S II AT NPR FIRST LISTEN

“II still traffics in, and thrives on, its air of strangeness and unknowability, but that just makes its moments of shimmery warmth that much sweeter.” – Stephen Thompson at NPR

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce Headlining Tour, ‘II’ Pre-order with Deluxe Bundles Now Available

Unknown Mortal Orchestra waste no time in getting back to the road! Today they announce a full headlining US tour, along with a handful of dates throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. They will be joined by labelmates, Foxygen, and Portland-based band, Wampire. You’ll find all the dates listed at the end of the post.

UMO are touring in support of their forthcoming album, II, set for release on February 5, 2013. The album pre-order is now live and features a sweet deluxe bundle, which includes II on CD or vinyl, the “Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)” 7″, a temporary tattoo, a root chakra print and a poster of Janet the Witch (both designed by Ruban). Bundle purchasers will also receive an early download of the entire album on January 10.

PRE-ORDER ‘II’ AT SC DISTRIBUTION

We know you’re itching to hear something now, though. Sit tight and enjoy UMO’s entire Pygmalion Music Festival set, provided by the fine folks at Red Bull Music Academy. Read the rest of this entry »

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce Jagjaguwar Debut, Out 2013


It’s official. Unknown Mortal Orchestra announce their sophomore album, II, the follow up to 2011’s esteemed debut. Think Pink Floyd, the Family Stone, The Beatles and Soft Machine shaken up and pushed through Ruban’s distorted rock’n’roll kaleidoscope. II came to be during Ruban’s long inhabitance of the perils intense touring often encapsulate. Themes of loneliness, love and despair surface on the new record, giving listeners a special lens to life on the road. II is out February 5, 2013.

A few weeks ago, we shared the first cut from II – the fantastic “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark).” Go ahead a give that track another listen above. In addition to streaming, you can now purchase the once tour-exclusive “Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)” b/w “Waves of Confidence” 7″ via iTunes.

Ruban, Jacob and Greg are currently on tour! They’ve just announced a performance at Hype Machine’s CMJ Party next week, too (make sure to RSVP). See all their dates and ticket information HERE! Ruban is also nominated for Best Alternative Album and Best Male Solo Artist in the New Zealand Music Awards!

 
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