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ALBUM STREAM // UMO’S ‘II’ Playing Now at Hype Machine, May EU/UK Tour Dates Revealed

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s II is coming to stores next week, but do not wait that long to hear the new record. Hype Machine just launched their album preview and it is available for streaming on the site or below! You can also now pre-order the album at SC Distribution and download II immediately.

 
In addition to a the album stream, we have a handful of May tour dates to share with you! To satisfy many a request, UMO returns to Europe and all is right in the world; the added shows continue what’s already worked out to be a full season of touring. Dates include ATP Festival, specially curated by TV on the Radio. See all the shows below; tickets go on sale this Friday!

TOUR DATES:
May 1: Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
May 2: Dublin, IE – Academy 2
May 3: Liverpool, UK – The Garage – Liverpool Sound City
May 4: Leeds, UK – Cockpit – Live at Leeds
May 6: Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
May 7: Bristol, UK – Thekla
May 8: Birmingham, UK – Institute – Temple Room
May 10: Camber Sands, UK – ATP Festival curated by TV on the Radio
May 11: Brussels, Belgium – Rotonde – Les Nuits Botanique
May 16: London, UK – Village Underground
May 21: Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Small Hall
May 24: Paris, France – Villette Sonique

WATCH // UMO Performs an Acoustic Session for The Fly


Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’ on MUZU.TV.

Ruban Nielson stopped by The Fly while in London last fall to perform some songs from his new album, II. The acoustic session (a first) includes “So Good At Being In Trouble,” which was just named Best New Track at Pitchfork. Enjoy above!

The Fly also has videos of “Faded In the Morning” and “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)” available for streaming. Head to their site to view those!

Like what you hear? You can pre-order II and download the entire album over a week before it’s officially released. Available now at SC Distribution.

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

UMO Share “So Good At Being In Trouble” Audio Stream & Video Stills, Announce Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Performance on February 25

Unknown Mortal Orchestra share the second single off their forthcoming record, II. Titled “So Good At Being In Trouble,” the track is available for streaming above! To make things a tiny bit sweeter, Pitchfork just gave the song its Best New Track approval.

“So Good At Being In Trouble” is getting the visual treatment. The official music video stars actor and musician Chris Mintz-Plasse (of The Young Rapscallions) and will soon be available for your viewing pleasure. Until then, check out some stills from the shoot below.

The next bit of news only makes sense. UMO will make their late night television debut on February 25 with a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Don’t you dare miss it!

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!

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