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WATCH // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Shares “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” Video

Today, Unknown Mortal Orchestra has shared the video for their single Can’t Keep Checking My Phone (which the band recently crushed on Conan). Directed by Dimitri Basil and Cooper Roussel (with art direction by Laura Gorun and Dominique Basil), the visually stunning video is replete with a series of very strange ideas and situations. Says director Dimitri Basil,

“‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’ is so full of sounds and its lyrics are so elusive so I decided that one idea wouldn’t do the track justice. My approach was to present the multiple ideas as if they were a trading card deck. Trading cards, like Mars Attacks, have a short description accompanied by illustrations. In this case the deck is about strange occurrences, syndromes or phenomena.”

Multi-Love is out now on Jagjaguwar.
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UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA TOUR DATES:
(more info and tix here)

Sep. 8 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
Sep. 10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
Sep. 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
Sep. 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA small hall
Sep. 14 – Hamburg, Germany – Ubel & Gefährlich
Sep. 15 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
Sep. 16 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
Sep. 17 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
Sep. 19 – Tilburg, NL @ Incubate Festival
Sep. 20 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg Pandora
Sep. 22 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep. 23 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sep. 24 – Birmingham, UK – The Library at the Institute
Sep. 25 – Manchester, UK – The Ritz
Sep. 26 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
Sep. 28 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Sep. 29 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 30 – Glasgow, UK – QMU
Oct. 3 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 8 – Mexico City, MX @ Sala
Oct. 10 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 9 – Oct. 11 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festival
Oct. 29-31 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Nov. 1 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Nov. 2 – Brussels, BE @ AB Box
Nov. 3 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Kulturfabrik
Nov. 6 – Zurich, CH @ Aktionshalle
Nov. 7 – Ravenna, IT @ Bronson
Nov. 8 – Geneva, CH @ Usine
Nov. 9 – Lyon, FR @ Le Marche Gare
Nov. 11 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
Nov. 12 – Madrid, ES @ Penelope
Nov. 13 – Lisbon, PT @ Armazem F
Nov. 14 – Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club
Nov. 16 – Istanbul, TR @ Salon Iksv
Nov. 18 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Reading 3
Dec. 3 – Perth, AUS @ Astor Theatre
Dec. 4 – Sydney, AUS @ Metro Theatre
Dec. 5 – Berry, AUS @ Fairgrounds Festival
Dec. 6 – Brisbane, AUS @ Triffid
Dec. 8 – Richmond, AUS @ Corner Hotel
Dec. 9 – Melbourne, AUS @ 170 Russell
Dec. 11-13 – Meredith, AUS @ Meredith Music Festival
Dec. 12 – Auckland, NZ @ St. James Theatre
Dec. 14 – Wellington, NZ @ Bodega
Dec. 15 – Christchurch, NZ @ Allen St
Dec. 16 – Dunedin, NZ @ Chicks Hotel
Dec. 17 – Dunedin, NZ @ Chicks Hotel

WATCH // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Performs “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” On Conan

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Last night, Unknown Mortal Orchestra unleashed their most dance floor-ready number, “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone,” on the audience of Conan. The energetic song is off their critically acclaimed new record, Multi-Love, out now on Jagjaguwar. Joining UMO for this performance on bongos are fellow kiwis Connan Mockasin and Paul Roper (Ruban’s former band mate from The Mint Chicks).

WATCH UMO ON CONAN HERE

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA TOUR DATES:
(tix and info)

Sep. 8 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
Sep. 10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
Sep. 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
Sep. 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA small hall
Sep. 14 – Hamburg, Germany – Ubel & Gefährlich
Sep. 15 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
Sep. 16 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
Sep. 17 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
Sep. 20 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg Pandora
Sep. 22 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep. 23 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sep. 24 – Birmingham, UK – The Library at the Institute
Sep. 25 – Manchester, UK – The Ritz
Sep. 26 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
Sep. 28 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Sep. 29 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 30 – Glasgow, UK – QMU
Oct. 2-4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 8 – Mexico City, MX @ Sala
Oct. 9-11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limist Music Festival
Oct. 9 – Oct. 11 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festival
Oct. 29-31 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Nov. 1 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Nov. 2 – Brussels, BE @ AB Box
Nov. 3 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Kulturfabrik
Nov. 6 – Zurich, CH @ Aktionshalle
Nov. 7 – Ravenna, IT @ Bronson
Nov. 8 – Geneva, CH @ Usine
Nov. 9 – Lyon, FR @ Le Marche Gare
Nov. 11 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
Nov. 12 – Madrid, ES @ Penelope
Nov. 13 – Lisbon, PT @ Hard Club
Nov. 16 – Istanbul, TR @ Salon Iksv
Nov. 18 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Reading 3

WATCH // New Unknown Mortal Orchestra Video For “Ur Life One Night,” Summer Tour Dates

With a bolstered sound that incorporates funk-infused synths and emotionally charged lyrics, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s third album, Multi-Love, is their strongest to date. Now, the band is proud to share a brand new video for the track “Ur Life One Night” (premiered on Rolling Stone), featuring a vast and kaleidoscopic collection of stories, colors, and visual effects. Director Manoj Leonel Jahson sought out inspiration in Traditional Asian Art through the incorporation of Mughai-era miniature paintings and more. Here is what he had to say about the film:

“When we first spoke with UMO, the idea of creating something abstract yet fun, for their single ‘Ur Life, One Night’ sounded very exciting. I am deeply inspired by the quirky Indian magical-realism from our mythology and wanted to create something rooted but still visually appealing. The music lent a dream-like quality and the lyric pushed us to the motif of the Goddess being pursued, yet always being out of reach.”

After being praised as a standout performance at Bonnaroo and touring all through May and June, UMO return to the road with performances across the U.S. and Europe. Upcoming tour dates include a stops at Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, and FYF festivals. Multi-Love is out now via Jagjaguwar. All tour dates are below:

“The Oregon trio aren’t just for acid-trip casualties anymore. On their third album, they punch up their psychedelic sound with funky grooves and singer Ruban Nielson’s tales of polyamory and alienation in the age of Portlandia.”Entertainment Weekly (“12 Best Albums of 2015 (So Far)”)

“Brighter and more polished than the band’s ever sounded.”Billboard

“Names aren’t named, but the intimacy, awkwardness and emotional nakedness on display might have been hard to take were they not wrapped in the sweetest, catchiest, most impeccably crafted music Unknown Mortal Orchestra has made.”NPR Music

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s forthcoming third LP, Multi-Love, is Ruban Nielson’s strongest record yet, a sublime mash of psychedelia and R&B that incredibly evokes a Stevie Wonder — that is, if Stevie Wonder was from New Zealand and strongly considered the existence of chemtrails.”The FADER

“Funk has sashayed its way back into the forefront of music, and almost no one is incorporating it better than Unknown Mortal Orchestra.Stereogum

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA TOUR DATES:
(Info + Tix)
July 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
July 31 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Aug. 1 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Reporter Block Party
Aug. 2 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Aug. 3 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Aug. 5 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Aug. 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
Aug. 7 to 9 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
Aug. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF
Sep. 8 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
Sep. 10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
Sep. 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
Sep. 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA small hall
Sep. 14 – Hamburg, Germany – Ubel & Gefährlich
Sep. 15 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
Sep. 16 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
Sep. 17 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
Sep. 20 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg Pandora
Sep. 22 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep. 23 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sep. 24 – Birmingham, UK – The Library at the Institute
Sep. 25 – Manchester, UK – The Ritz
Sep. 26 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
Sep. 28 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Sep. 29 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 30 – Glasgow, UK – QMU
Oct. 2-4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 9-11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limist Music Festival
Oct. 9 – Oct. 11 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festival
Oct. 29-31 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Nov. 1 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Nov. 2 – Brussels, BE @ AB Box
Nov. 3 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Kulturfabrik
Nov. 6 – Zurich, CH @ Aktionshalle
Nov. 7 – Ravenna, IT @ Bronson
Nov. 8 – Geneva, CH @ Usine
Nov. 9 – Lyon, FR @ Le Marche Gare
Nov. 11 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
Nov. 12 – Madrid, ES @ Penelope
Nov. 13 – Lisbon, PT @ Hard Club
Nov. 16 – Istanbul, TR
Nov. 18 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Reading 3

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ALBUM RELEASE // Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Multi-Love” Out Now Worldwide

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A giddy, psychedelic sound…
The Guardian

A dense, detailed and wildly engrossing album
NME

…the intimacy, awkwardness and emotional nakedness on display might have been hard to take were they not wrapped in the sweetest, catchiest, most impeccably crafted music Unknown Mortal Orchestra has made…
NPR First Listen

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra is now available worldwide, and they continue their epic tour of Europe and the United States, including Bonaroo, Oslo Fjord and Dour Fests, Latitude, Capitol Hill Block Party, Outside Lands, FYF and Austin City Limits Festivals.

You can buy Multi-Love direct, through Amazon, iTunes, or at a local independent record store.

(full tour dates and tickets)

05/30/15 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
05/31/15 Nimes, FR – This is Not a Love Song Festival
06/02/15 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall w/ Absolutely Free
06/03/15 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount w/ Absolutely Free
06/04/15 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace w/ J Fernandez
06/05/15 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room w/ J Fernandez
06/06/15 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ J Fernandez SOLD-OUT
06/08/15 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club w/ J Fernandez
06/09/15 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room w/ Best Coast, BULLY
06/10/15 St. Louis, MO – Firebird w/ J Fernandez
06/12/15 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
06/13/15 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West w/ Alex G
06/14/15 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Alex G
06/15/15 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall w/ Alex G
06/16/15 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle w/ Alex G
06/17/15 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle w/ Alex G
06/19/15 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw w/ Buscabulla
06/21/15 Albany, NY – The Hollow
07/14/15 Bergen, NO – Landmark
07/15/15 Oslo, NO – Oslo Fjord Fest
07/16/15 Dour, BE – Dour Festival
07/17/15 Southwold, UK – Latitude Festival
07/18/15 Lisbon, PT – Super Bock Super Rock
07/21/15 Ghent, BE – BOOMTOWN
07/23/15 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater w/ Vinyl Williams
07/24/15 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
07/26/15 Vancouver, BC – Imperial w/ Vinyl Williams
07/28/15 Boise, ID – Neurolux w/ Vinyl Williams
07/29/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge w/ Vinyl Williams S
07/31/15 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre w/ Vinyl Williams
08/01/15 Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Reporter Block Party w/ Vinyl Williams
08/02/15 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
08/03/15 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
08/05/15 San Diego, CA – Casbah
08/06/15 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre SOLD-OUT
08/07/15 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/08/15 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/09/15 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/23/15 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
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
09/17/15 Berlin, DE – Lido
09/20/15 Utrecth, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg Pandora
09/22/15 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
09/23/15 London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
09/24/15 Birmingham, UK – Library at The Institute
09/25/15 Manchester, UK – The Ritz
09/26/15 Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
09/28/15 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
09/29/15 Leeds, UK – Brudenell
09/30/15 Glasgow, UK – Queen Margaret Union
10/02/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/03/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/04/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/09/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/10/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11/15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

LISTEN // Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘Multi-Love’ Streaming on NPR ‘First Listen’ and CBC ‘First Play’

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Next week marks the release of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s third and most revolutionary full-length, Multi-Love, out 5/26 on Jagjaguwar. This week, NPR Music is sharing a stream of the record one-week prior to release via their First Listen feature, while, in Canada, CBC First Play is sharing the record with their audience. Also, for those who haven’t come across it yet, Pitchfork published an amazing and revealing look into the life and inspiration of frontman Ruban Nielson; it’s a MUST READ.

UMO just completed a stretch of warm-up shows in the Pacific Northwest in preparation for a six-week tour of Europe and the US, and by all accounts, impressed mightily. The Eugene Weekly said UMO

“proved versatile and adaptive, unafraid of pinning a disco undercarriage to the raw, ethereal fuzz of their live sound. This is a talented band on the upswing, and they compel movement.”

Be sure to catch the band on their upcoming tour, and don’t wait to get tickets, as shows are selling out in advance.

LISTEN TO MULTI-LOVE ON NPR FIRST LISTEN
LISTEN TO MULTI-LOVE ON CBC FIRST PLAY

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No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
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Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Ur Life One Night by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Surrender by Briana Marela

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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