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LISTEN // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Share Track “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” Via Vulture, Album ‘Multi-Love’ Out 5/26


Today via Vulture, Unknown Mortal Orchestra shares the freshest glimpse into one of the most anticipated records of the year, Multi-Love, out May 26th on Jagjaguwar. “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” is perhaps one of the most surprising songs on the new record (their third full-length). It features four-on-the-floor beats, handclaps, and acrobatic bass-lines, a song that could feel at home on a Georgio Moroder record, and further highlights Ruban Nielson’s refinement as a vocalist. It’s the most dance floor-ready song UMO has made to date. Nielson had this to say of the song:

“Cant Keep Checking My Phone” is about missing somebody and that point where you refuse to accept online “connectivity” as a substitute for being with someone IRL. When someone you love turns into text and ideas delivered through a device, at some point they’re competing with real things like the aurora borealis, which is another thing that only really makes sense in the flesh. I also read somewhere that the universe might be holographic, and in that case maybe the distance between us is just an illusion. So do you fall in love with the idea of someone? Or the chemicals they give off in person? Either way, I’ve got to get off my phone.

Also, Ruban has shared the lyrics to “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone.” Check them out on his Instagram here

Pre-order Multi-Love via SCD/direct, Amazon, iTunes, your local record store.

TOUR DATES:
[all tix + tour dates: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

May 7 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
May 9 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
May 10 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
May 20 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
May 21 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
May 22 – Coventry, UK – Warwick University
May 23 – Liverpool, UK – Sound City
May 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
May 26 – Berlin, Germany – Berghain Katine
May 27 – Brussels, Belgium – AB Club
May 28 – Paris, France – La Fleche d’or
May 28-30 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
May 29-31 – Nimes, France – This Is Not a Love Song
June 2 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 3 – Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
June 4 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
June 5 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
June 6 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
June 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
June 9 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
June 10 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
June 11 to 14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
June 13 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 14 – Carboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
June 15 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
June 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
June 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
June 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
July 14 – Bergen, Norway @ Landmark
July 16 to 19 – Southwold, UK – Latitude Festival
July 23 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
July 25 – Seatlle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
July 26 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
July 28 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
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
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

TOUR UPDATE // Sharon Van Etten Adds US + EU dates, Watch “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” Live At St. Pancras Old Church




Sharon Van Etten continues her tour supporting her new album Are We There, one of the most critically acclaimed albums out this year so far including The New York Times writing “Her voice is wide open, proudly martyred, holding back nothing.” She has added US and EU dates for next fall and a winter with a full list below. To get a sense of the new songs live, she has shared a special video of her playing “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” live at St. Pancras Old Church in London . You can watch the video above or here on YouTube.

TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]
6/24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
6/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
6/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
6/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
7/02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
7/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
7/05 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
7/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
7/08 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
7/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
7/14 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
7/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
7/17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin
7/18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
7/19 – Sun. July 20 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
8/07 – Sun. Aug. 9 – Goteborg, SE @ Way Out West
8/09 – Olso, NO @ Øyafestivalen
8/12 – Bezirk-Landstrasse, AU @ Arena Wien Open Air
8/15 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
8/16 – Crickhowell, UK @ Glanusk Park – Green Man Festival

10/07 – ON – Toronto @ The Opera House
10/08 – MI – Ferndale @ The Loving Touch
10/09 – OH – Columbus @ Wexner Center for the Arts
10/13 – IA – Iowa City @ Gabe’s Oasis
10/14 – IL – Champaign @ Highdive
10/15 – MO – St Louis @ The Luminary Center for the Arts
10/17 – TX – Dallas @ The Kessler Theatre
10/18 – TX – Austin @ The Mohawk
10/20 – GA – Atlanta @ The Earl
10/21 – NC – Asheville @ Grey Eagle
10/23 – NC – Carrboro @ Cat’s Cradle
10/24 – VA – Charlottesville @ Jefferson Theater
10/25 – MD – Baltimore @ Ottobar
11/16 – BE – Hasselt @ Muziekodroom
11/17 – DE – Hamburg @ Prinzenbar
11/18 – DK – Copenhagen @ Vega
11/20 – NL – Groningen @ Vera
11/21 – BE – Gent @ Handelsbeurs
11/24 – UK – Manchester @ Cathedral
11/25 – UK – Glasgow @ Art School
11/26 – UK – Birmingham @ Library
12/01 – FR – Paris @ La Maroquinerie
12/02 – DE – Stuttgart @ 1210
12/04 – CH – Lausanne @ Bogen F
12/05 – IT – Basel @ Kaserne-Rosstall
12/06 – IT – Bologna @ Covo
12/08 – IT – Milan @ Salumeria della Musica
12/10 – ES – Barcelona @ Foyer del Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona
12/11 – ES – Madrid @ Teatro Lara – American Autumn

US TOUR // UK’s Wolf People Add Dates To First Ever North American Tour

UK group Wolf People will embark on their first ever North American tour dates with label mates Unknown Mortal Orchestra in October! Their two week string of dates will take them around the East Coast, Canada and the Midwest.

We are proud to announce today that they have added new headlining dates in New York, Bloomington, IN, and Chicago. Check out the full list below with some backstory on the band and thoughts on the group from The Guardian.
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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!
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LISTEN // Volcano Choir Debuts Second Single “Comrade” from ‘Repave’, Fall Tour Dates On Sale Now

Just under three weeks away from the release of Volcano Choir‘s Repave, and we have anther track for you to hear! Watch the visual and listen to Repave‘s second single, Comrade above or here on YouTube. Dan Huiting took footage taken on location at April Base Studios during the band’s final mixing weekend and subsequent photo shoot to create the visual for the second single.

Tickets for the band’s Fall tour and pre-order links for ‘Repave’ out September 3rd in the US (2nd in the UK) are below.
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Boys Life by Small Black
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

Ur Life One Night by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Surrender by Briana Marela

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Tucson, AZ - Club Congress  w/ Vinyl Williams

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