UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA  |  Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) b/w Waves of Confidence

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  1. Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)
  2. Waves of Confidence
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As Unknown Mortal Orchestra, New Zealand by-way-of Portland songwriter and guitarist Ruban Nielson marries spry, nervy psychedelia with sharp soul touchstones. Timeless pop hooks are produced with a soft buzzsaw edge so that the effect is akin to Stevie Wonder producing Plastic Ono Band into Nuggets-like gems. It's a one-two punch that has caught the ear of hip-hop community heavyweights (like ?uestlove, El-P) and indie-world heroes (Liars, Toro Y Moi). With bassist Jacob Portrait and drummer Greg Rogrove, Unknown Mortal Orchestra is preparing a full-length for early 2013. Single "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)," a bittersweet power-pop romp with melodies more delicate than most approaching the genre would dare, is our first taste from the recordings. It's b-side, "Waves of Confidence," is slow-grind sizzurp psych that, by its end, has built and layered to transcendent heights. This limited 7-inch will be exclusively available at UMO's tour with Grizzly Bear in September.

(JAG231lp released: 11/13/12)

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Sackville, NB - Sappyfest

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Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Ampitheatre  w/ Primus

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Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom  w/ Vinyl Williams

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Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

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