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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remixed By Little Dragon, Pre-order ‘II’ to Download Entire Album Before Release Date

Little Dragon has taken on Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)” and spun the once mellow song into pulsing house track, complete “with deep grooves and airy melodies.” Rolling Stone premiered the the remix and you can listen on the site or below. You can hear the original HERE.

UMO releases their debut album on February 5, but you can pre-order the album now at SC Distribution and receive the entire record immediately!

REMIX REMIX // UMO Take On Sky Ferreira


A pop-dreamsicle just for you. Unknown Mortal Orchestra have taken on Sky Ferreira’s “Everything Is Embarrassing.” It’s undeniably their remix – just wait for the waaa reverb we’ve grown to love. You can stream the remix below or at Pitchfork.

UMO play New Zealand’s Rhythm and Alps Festival on December 28 and continue touring well into the new year. Check out their full schedule HERE.

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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Hot Dog! Unknown Mortal Orchestra Nominated in the New Zealand Music Awards

*photo by Faith Silva

A big congratulations goes to Unknown Mortal Orchestra! Ruban Nielson is up for Best Male Artist and Best Alternative Album with his debut, self-titled album in the 47th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards! We’re incredibly proud and wish UMO the best of luck! The awards ceremony will be held on November 1, 2012 at Vector Arena and will be screened starting at 8:30PM! You can purchase tickets to the event HERE!

UMO will be in New Zealand on October 28 for the Rhythm and Alps Festival! Check out all their tour dates HERE! Listen to their new single “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)” below!

Taking Chances 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
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Crown The Pines by S. Carey

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