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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
09.08.15 Tavastia Helsinki, Finland
09.10.15 Debaser Strand Stockholm, Sweden
09.11.15 Pustervik Gothenburg, Sweden
09.12.15 Vega House Of Music Copenhagen, Danish Capital Regio Denmark
09.14.15 Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg, HH Germany
09.15.15 Gebaude 9 Cologne, North Rhine-westphal Germany
09.16.15 ZOOM Frankfurt Frankfurt Am Main, Hesse Germany
09.17.15 Lido Berlin, BE Germany
09.20.15 Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
09.22.15 Concorde 2 Brighton, Sxe UK


  • 08.30.15 That was a subtweet to a whole generation lol
  • 08.30.15 Look, nobody cares that you're too confused to commit to anything. Refusing to walk down pathways in life is not interesting
  • 08.30.15 RT @aclfestival: Did you catch @UMO on @TeamCoco? We can't wait for their performance at #ACLFest! http://t.co/qY3nZoSJHE
  • 08.30.15 RT @getbackocaraio: unknown mortal orchestra é da família já
  • 08.30.15 pussy bows are cute/disappointing
  • 08.30.15 what is a pussy bow
  • 08.29.15 RT @getbackocaraio: seria legal se vcs ouvissem unknown mortal orchestra
  • 08.29.15 another one from Creature Comforts Athens, GA last night. Photo by Joshua L Jones https://t.co/bbUrcFgJ2n
  • 08.29.15 UMO in Athens, GA last night https://t.co/mmrpogOAcq
  • 08.29.15 RT @jagjaguwar: Its Friday! Time to listen to the @UMO instant-classic "Multi-Love" on @Bandcamp! Here: http://t.co/aMAVKDq7rs
  • 08.28.15 RT @S_I_L_I_C_O_N: 'PERSONAL COMPUTER' IS OUT NOW ON / CD / LP / DELUXE LP: http://t.co/LpBezz33pG + DIGITAL: http://t.co/Uq9cLqihlR http:/…