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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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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
05.07.16 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO US
05.08.16 Vega Lincoln, NE US
05.09.16 Wooly's Des Moines, IA US
05.10.16 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL US
05.12.16 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS US
05.13.16 Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, GA US
05.13.16 1884 Lounge Memphis, TN US
05.17.16 Skully's Music Diner Columbus, OH US
05.18.16 The Pyramid Scheme Grand Rapids, MI US
05.20.16 The Aquarium Fargo, ND US


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  • 05.06.16 UMO SHIT WADDUP
  • 05.06.16 just listening to @BillFrisell and believing in peace and harmony
  • 05.05.16 Prove it. Salsa verde or gtfo https://t.co/W4TUlKkBPF
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  • 05.05.16 tweeted about Tupac meeting his mother in heaven last night & today a woman & her son (named Tupac) approached me about voting 4 Bernie
  • 05.05.16 An imaginary scene of Tupac welcoming his mother in a blissful afterlife
  • 05.05.16 Feliz Cinco de Mayo amigos
  • 05.05.16 No you are exactly wrong. I was extremely clear about hating Clapton as an artist separate of his racism etc https://t.co/yGYDUx4RpA
  • 05.05.16 the Internet has made people think their snap judgement is gospel