ALBUM RELEASE // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Perform ‘Blue Record’ Acoustic EP Out Today, On Tour Starting In November

Today we are proud to release of UMO’s Blue Record, an acoustic EP expanding on II which includes a cover of Dirty Projectors‘ “Swing Lo Magellan” which you can listen to ABOVE or HERE on YouTube.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s new EP ‘Blue Record’ is out now through SC Distribution and iTunes. Also as a preview for the album, our friends at KCRW are currently streaming the whole album here.

Read more to see album art, track list, and all the dates of their upcoming UK / European tour!

Speaking on the new EP, Ruban says,

I only started playing the acoustic guitar last year. I’d always preferred the idea that the guitar converts a sound into voltage and then becomes really loud. I thought the acoustic guitar was a little bit too twee for me or something. But after being offered some opportunities to play various acoustic sessions to promote the new record, in situations where it wasn’t possible to record the whole band, I decided to treat it like a challenge to try and play acoustic and not have it be lame. After all I was really into Arthur Lee’s ability with an acoustic and started wondering if I could make it sound convincing. Anyway, after being somewhat forced to develop some skill on the acoustic through these various radio sessions and things like that I decided to record some songs acoustically and release them since people seemed to be liking the way I was doing it. Everything was recorded straight to tape in my basement with a one mic set up


1. Swim & Sleep (Like A Shark) (Acoustic Version)
2. Faded In The Morning (Acoustic Version)
3. So Good at Being in Trouble (Acoustic Version)
4. Swing Lo Magellan
5. Puttin’ It Down


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