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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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  • Formed: Portland, OR
  • Website: www.unknownmortalorchestra.com
  • Recent Activity: 04.28.17 RT @CatoInstitute: Far right extremist groups were responsible for 73% of deadly terrorist incidents since September 12, 2001. https://t.co…
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Albums

Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

After disbanding New Zealand's the Mint Chicks, Portland, Oregon's Ruban Neilson planned to quit music and take on a day job. For a hobby, he started making psychedelic demos in his basement using samples. Soon, music took over as a career again, and his fun brand of experimental pop ended up in the hands of Fat Possum Records, who released Unknown Mortal Orchestra's self-titled debut in the early summer of 2011. As interest in the project grew, Neilson enlisted the help of a full band for a promotional tour and then signed with Jagjaguwar for UMO's sophomore album, II. During the tour, Neilson was often asked to pop in to radio stations and play a couple songs. Having just picked up acoustic guitar, he saw this as a chance to explore a different sound and style, which he documented on 2013's EP Blue Record. Recorded to one mike in his basement, the record is made up of three songs from II and covers of Dirty Projectors and Beck.

Activity

  • 04.28.17 RT @CatoInstitute: Far right extremist groups were responsible for 73% of deadly terrorist incidents since September 12, 2001. https://t.co…
  • 04.28.17 I just had a dream I was on a big rock in a lagoon and a cute baby elephant swims up and couldn't get up so I helped it
  • 04.27.17 RT @Didy_Bear: @UMO ganon ain't my king
  • 04.27.17 Make Hyrule Great Again
  • 04.26.17 when you've made depression your bitch by harnessing it to make sad music https://t.co/ajxm6tBUIq
  • 04.25.17 #nowplaying Ella Fitzgerald - All the Things You Are https://t.co/JZQ4bD7nIA
  • 04.21.17 Trying to think of something non-corny to say about missing Prince. I guess that was it
  • 04.21.17 I swear if I could lay eyes on one single scrap of sanity I might consider leaving the house now and then
  • 04.21.17 Why are you defending Scientology https://t.co/sSrSbohUSw
  • 04.21.17 Happy birthday Iggy
  • 04.20.17 So much dummy shit around right now
  • 04.19.17 Did you guys notice Im not verified on instagram and not tell me? Is this a game to you?