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Entries in Unknown Mortal Orchestra (29)

Thursday
Jun132013

[Listen] Unknown Mortal Orchestra Cover Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has such a great sound. Their guitar, bass and drums belt out with a warm, fuzzy sheen, and it translates oh so well to Otis Redding's famous song "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay." It's got such a mellow texture to it, coupled with a subtle sense of desperation. Damn, this cover is good. Stream the recording of UMO performing the cover live in studio for BBC Radio 6.

Friday
May312013

[Watch] Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Performance Art Piece Video for "From The Sun"

Performance art is very often absurd, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra highlight this absurdity in the video for "From The Sun." As the gleeful, carefree song plays along, we witness a man being humiliated with lipstick, slapped in the face, thrown to the ground and more. It's actually pretty fucked up. But to him, it's just another day at work. Watch it below.

Monday
Mar042013

[Watch] Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)" (NSFW)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra take to puppets in the video for their single "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)", but instead of keeping things PG they quickly establish it as NSFW affair. Peeping toms, shrinks, alcoholism, graffiti vandals and horse laughter all find their way into this puppet production. Check it out above.

UMO's sophomore album II is out now on Jagjaguwar.

Tuesday
Feb262013

[Watch] Unknown Mortal Orchestra Make Late-Night Debut on Fallon, Perform "So Good at Being in Trouble"

Unknown Mortal Orchestra brought their unique rock stylings to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, making their late-night television debut with the II cut "So Good at Being in Trouble". Check out their fuzz-laden performance above (note: the video is only available to those living within the U.S.).

UMO's sophomore album II is out now on Jagjaguwar.

Tuesday
Feb052013

[Watch] Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Video for "So Good at Being in Trouble", Starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Christopher Mintz-Plasse, aka Superbad's McLovin', stars in Unknown Mortal Orchestra's video for their song "So Good at Being in Trouble". Armed with a baseball bat, Mintz-Plasse portrays a flyer distributor who takes out his anger on a slew of Grimes look-a-likes in Venice Beach. Check out the psychedelic clip above.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's latest album II is out now through Jagjaguwar.

Monday
Jan212013

[Album Stream] Unknown Mortal Orchestra - 'II'

Unknown Mortal Orchestra had quickly proven with their 2011 self-titled debut that they had a kick ass sound, and a carefree, experimental attitude. Having listened to their upcoming sophomore album II front to back a few times now, I can honestly say that they've gone above and beyond what they achieved with their debut. Every song on the album entices in the oddest ways, roping you in with unique instrumental styles and charming chemistry. We're only three weeks into January, and already UMO has set the bar high. Do yourself a favor and stream II in full below before its February 5th release date. You might as well leave it on repeat.

Tuesday
Jan152013

[Listen] Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "So Good at Being in Trouble"

Unknown Mortal Orchestra hit us with a lo-fi bluesy jam from their forthcoming sophomore album II. Titled "So Good at Being in Trouble", the track slowly draws us along with mellow instrumentation and the gritty vocals of frontman Ruban Nielson. Check out the song below.

II is out on February 5th through Jagjaguwar.

Friday
Jan112013

[Listen] Little Dragon Remix Unknown Mortal Orchestra's "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)"

By simply looping the first verse from Unknown Mortal Orchestra's "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)", Swedish outfit Little Dragon has turned the once 60s-tinged track into a sprawling six-minute dancefloor beat. Sweeping synthesizers and pulsating rhythms accompany the repeated vocals of Ruban Nielson, as a pounding drum beat invites you to embrace its club-friendly sound. As Yukimi Nagano explains to Rolling Stone, the band was "inspired to make a choir arrangement for the remix, but got stuck on the first verse and ended up making a house jam."

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's sophomore album II is set for release on February 5th.