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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
10.09.15 Zilker Park Austin, TX US
10.10.15 Zilker Park Austin, TX US
11.01.15 Le Grand Mix Tourcoing, B4 France
11.02.15 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Bru Belgium
11.03.15 Kulturfabrik Luxembourg, L Luxembourg
11.06.15 Rote Fabrik Zurich, Switzerland
11.07.15 Bronson Ravenna, RA Italy
11.08.15 Kalvingrad Geneva, GE Switzerland
11.09.15 Le Marche Gare Lyon, France
11.11.15 Sala Apolo Barcelona, Catalonia Spain


  • 10.09.15 Mexico City I love you
  • 10.08.15 8 guestlist spots 2 giveaway for our show @ Sala, Mexico City 4 fans who cant afford 2 pay the ticket price. First 8 to tweet me full name
  • 10.08.15 RIP Gail Zappa u were the coolest
  • 10.08.15 RT @HowToDressWell: @UMO u crazy r your ideas too wild
  • 10.08.15 back with my favorite photographer neilkrug bowling around Mexico City! https://t.co/dhbGwwVIea
  • 10.08.15 I think the new trend in music should be really talented kids singing awesome songs #futuristic
  • 10.08.15 RT @RevistaMarvin: Acá los últimos ganadores para el concierto de @UMO en #SALA ¡Allá nos vemos! ~ http://t.co/i5muosqusX http://t.co/Go4o…
  • 10.06.15 RT @TimeOutMexico: ¡Atención! Tenemos pases para Unknown Mortal Orchestra (@UMO) http://t.co/RmqdPeh0l1 RT para participar
  • 10.06.15 RT @Blaquechris: So so so so much love to my guy @UMO for calling and making sure I was still alive.