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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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  • Formed: Portland, OR
  • Website: www.unknownmortalorchestra.com
  • Recent Activity: 08.30.16 Thanks to everyone for their support in my ongoing decision to be make-up free
  • 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.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
09.01.16 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA US
09.02.16 Greek Theatre - Berkeley Berkeley, CA US
09.03.16 Greek Theatre - Berkeley Berkeley, CA US

Activity

  • 08.30.16 Thanks to everyone for their support in my ongoing decision to be make-up free
  • 08.30.16 Ban Kiwisaver from investing in arms, weapons and war https://t.co/IqEDpfgUqR via @actionstation
  • 08.29.16 we're supporting Tame Impala this week two nights in SF you lucky little bastards
  • 08.29.16 RIP Mr Fuji
  • 08.28.16 me: *politely tries to make everybody happy and fulfilled *does whatever the fuck he wants and will never change
  • 08.28.16 ugh Ive tried every kind of tweet
  • 08.27.16 a rapper with a ghost rapper
  • 08.26.16 RT @DenverWestword: .@umo will be one of the best shows in #Denver this weekend. https://t.co/7jTin6hoDK
  • 08.26.16 we play Ogden Theater Denver tomorrow night
  • 08.25.16 We are playing a FREE show at Santa Monica Pier next Thurs, Sept 1!
  • 08.25.16 RT @DanDigs: checking out @questlove's new @pandora_radio playlist mix: @umo > erykah > rick james 🔥🔥🔥 #QLS
  • 08.23.16 https://t.co/OJNYCZlBaV