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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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  • 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
08.26.16 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO US
08.27.16 Tom McCall Waterfront Park Portland, OR US
08.27.16 Tom McCall Waterfront Park Portland, OR US
08.28.16 Tom McCall Waterfront Park Portland, OR US
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

  • 07.31.16 We're playing a last minute show tomorrow July 31 at @markethotelnyc . Tickets on sale now! https://t.co/mR1ckaV4vX
  • 07.30.16 RT @EmpressOf: NYC MY BEAUTIFUL FAM I'm playing summmerstage tnght at 7:00 ITS FREE AND THEN MY BROS @UMO play!!! https://t.co/blG3jk0xzg
  • 07.30.16 Summerstage central park free show tonight rain or shine we're going to go hard
  • 07.29.16 RT @okayplayer: .@CPFNYC is bringing @UMO, @EmpressOf, + @KJGrobe to @SummerStage this Saturday, for free: https://t.co/31o5OyTIOr https://…
  • 07.28.16 Providence tonight! https://t.co/QXSo0VvSiZ
  • 07.28.16 RT @AnarchyInBoston: Better than the best🌞 #UnknownMortalOrchestra #umo #multilove #psych #アンノーンモータルオーケストラ https://t.co/drrxSTw1np
  • 07.28.16 RT @ogdentheatre: @UMO are hitting the stage LIVE on August 26th! Make sure you check out their new video for #FirstWorldProblem now! https…
  • 07.27.16 eventually it'll just say "Pitchfork: a real solid blog"