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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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  • Formed: Portland, OR
  • Website: www.unknownmortalorchestra.com
  • Recent Activity: 07.02.15 Ive got nothing left to tweet. You guys already know everything about me
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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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.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
07.16.15 Henham Park Beccles, Sfk UK
07.18.15 Valkhofpark Nijmegen, Netherlands
07.23.15 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR US
07.24.15 Capitol Hill (Block Party) Seattle, WA US
07.26.15 The Imperial Vancouver, BC Canada
07.28.15 Neurolux Lounge Boise, ID US
07.29.15 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT US
07.31.15 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO US
08.02.15 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ US
08.03.15 Club Congress Tucson, AZ US

Activity

  • 07.02.15 Ive got nothing left to tweet. You guys already know everything about me
  • 07.02.15 RT @The_Daily_Indie: Later vandaag te koop: ons jubileumnummer met Ruban Nielson van @UMO op de cover! http://t.co/besYU8MuED