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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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  • Formed: Portland, OR
  • Website: www.unknownmortalorchestra.com
  • Recent Activity: 05.30.16 Trump University sounds like some hazing ritual where dudes all piss on each other or something
  • 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
06.20.16 Trabendo Paris, Ville De Paris France
06.21.16 The Junction Cambridge, UK
06.22.16 East Village Arts Club Liverpool, Mersyd UK
06.29.16 Mascotte Zurich, ZH Switzerland
07.15.16 Louisville Waterfront Park Louisville, KY US
07.15.16 Imperial de Quebec Quebec, QC Canada
07.17.16 Louisville Waterfront Park Louisville, KY US
07.18.16 Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, IN US
07.19.16 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH US
07.20.16 The Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, MI US

Activity

  • 05.30.16 Trump University sounds like some hazing ritual where dudes all piss on each other or something
  • 05.29.16 Fuck. I felt so disappointed with the Boston Calling set. I tried my very best but we really didn't get where I wanted to be. Im sorry guys
  • 05.29.16 it's me singing like Klaus Nomi https://t.co/TjydwPNpu3
  • 05.29.16 thank you to everyone getting on board with this new song. Had a lot of fun making it. I appreciate it a lot
  • 05.28.16 I know that I was better as a loser
  • 05.28.16 Modern love in a crumbling empire
  • 05.28.16 RT @schechter206: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sasquatch Photo by Ben Schechter #umo #unknownmortalorchestra #Sasquatch2016 https://t.co/…