Posts Tagged ‘Unknown Mortal Orchestra’

April 10, 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra dropped their new album Sex & Food on Jagujaguwar last Friday. In case you haven’t listened to the album yet, let latest single Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays act as your impetus to dive into the New Zealand project’s new compendium of brilliant psych soul and rock. Not only is Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays a fabulous dose of UMO’s snazzy grooving aplomb, but it comes with an eye-popping music video, too, rife with vibrant colors and extravagant animations. It’s truly a treat for both the eyes and the ears. New album Sex & Food is available, here.

January 24, 2018

It’s not even February yet and it’s already been a wild 2018. With the dawning of each new day, a flurry of news and tour announcements has been surfacing. New Zealand psych rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra are responsible for some high spirits this week as they announce their new album Sex & Food and unveil their snarling new single American Guilt, our first taste of the new record. Gloriously growling guitars and fuming vocals endow this blustering anthem, a welcome return from the esteemed band. UMO also announced a tour, with a stop in Oakland at the Fox Theater on May 10th. American Guilt is available, here. Sex & Food’s release date is yet to be announced. 

November 13, 2015

Not only am I still in love with Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Necessary Evil, from one of the best albums of this year, Multi-Love, but I’ve fallen hard for the new video for the song, too. Their smooth psychedelic funk is now accompanied by adorable yet twisted smorgasbord of animated visuals. Telling the story of a relationship between a boy and a girl, it’ll take you on a surreal trip. If you still haven’t listened to Multi-Love (off which the title track is also one of the best songs this year), snag it on iTunes.

September 4, 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra delivered one of the best sets at Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco last month, and now they bring us one of the most bizarre yet cool music videos of the year with their visuals for magnificent song Can’t Keep Checking My Phone (which is also off one of the best albums this year, Multi-Love). The song itself is as hypnotically languid and psychedelic entrancing as ever, while the video, directed by Dimitri Basil, acts out a long list of supposed “strange modern sicknesses and phenomena”, but some of these items are really obscure or questionable. I certainly learned some new words from viewing the video, and it tickles my fancy a lot, being the information absorbing dork that I am. Thanks, UMO, for giving us an awesome video for such an incredible tune. 

April 21, 2015
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Multi-Love is easily one of my favorite songs of the year so far. Fans know that the psych band is releasing their new album of the same name on May 26th on Jagjaguwar. They continue to impress with the latest reveal off that record, a disco flavored gem named Can’t Keep Checking My Phone, complete with their usual murky vocals and hypnotizing beats. On top of the song’s captivating brilliance, there’s no denying how relatable it is. We’ve all been there. And no, we can’t keep checking our phones, especially not at shows and concerts. Please don’t.

OFFICIAL VID: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

April 8, 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Multi-Love is still one of my favorite new tunes this year. It gets me every time. UMO released a music video for the spectacular tune today, which is the title track off their forthcoming new album, out May 25th on Jagjaguwar. The colorful visuals in the video, directe by Lionel Williams, are the fitting accompaniment for Multi-Love’s laid back, smooth psychedelia. I haven’t tried it out yet, but UMO also released a video game to go with the music video, available on Jagjaguwar’s site.

March 27, 2015
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French producer 20syl is up to his shenanigans again, away from his C2C turntablist mates. I approve of the track he’s chosen to make electronic magic with, since Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Multi-Love is a mad brilliant tune, in my opinion. 20syl completely re-works the track into his own beast of a smooth and entrancing hip hop meets intricate instruments masterpiece.

February 7, 2015
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The new Unknown Mortal Orchestra is just so dang good, I couldn’t let it slip by for the week. Multi-Love is the title track off UMO’s newly announced album, out May 26th via Jagjaguwar. The band will swoon you endlessly with its swirly, smooth psych rock pensiveness. Multi-Love is gorgeous, entrancing, and wonderfully dazzling. It’s easily one of the most brilliant songs I’ve listened to all week.

Super Cool Covers

September 10, 2013

Greetings on a busy day, but hello, here I am! Let’s begin with a covers post, because there’s a handful of super cool ones that popped up on the internetz. New Zealand star Lorde did an impressive cover of Yeezy’s Hold My Liquor live. Watch the decent quality live clip below. Next, popular UK band Bastille covered the love it or hate it Miley Cyrus song We Can’t Stop. Their version is totally different from the original and a very interesting rendition with beautiful strings and Dan’s amazing voice. They also mix in snippets of some surprise tunes. It’s not just a cover. You’ll see what I mean, wink wink. Finally, check out psych rock outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s cover of Dirty Projectors’ Swing Low Magellan. It’s gorgeous. 

Super Cool Covers

September 10, 2013

Greetings on a busy day, but hello, here I am! Let’s begin with a covers post, because there’s a handful of super cool ones that popped up on the internetz. New Zealand star Lorde did an impressive cover of Yeezy’s Hold My Liquor live. Watch the decent quality live clip below. Next, popular UK band Bastille covered the love it or hate it Miley Cyrus song We Can’t Stop. Their version is totally different from the original and a very interesting rendition with beautiful strings and Dan’s amazing voice. They also mix in snippets of some surprise tunes. It’s not just a cover. You’ll see what I mean, wink wink. Finally, check out psych rock outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s cover of Dirty Projectors’ Swing Low Magellan. It’s gorgeous.