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This past weekend, the 2014 Pickathon Music Festival was held, as always, at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside Portland. Major draws this year included the War On Drugs, Mac…   Read Story »
This past weekend Austin Psych Fest hosted a ton of great bands that generally would fall under the umbrella of being psychedelic. That is a gratefully wide definition which led to a varied and…   Read Story »
Here's how the Portland-via-New Zealand indie trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra spent their Christmas: Posting a mysterious new 22-minute mostly-ambient instrumental called "SB-01" to their Bandcamp…   Read Story »
Portland/Kiwi combo Unknown Mortal Orchestra's follow up to January's sophomore set II is an acoustic EP called Blue Record. (Somebody tell Baroness!) It features spare unplugged versions of their…   Read Story »
Next month Unknown Mortal Orchestra will release a follow-up EP to this year's II called Blue Record. The EP will include acoustic versions of album cuts like "Swim & Sleep (Like A Shark)" and "So…   Read Story »
In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo's Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer,…   Read Story »
The twitchy Portland/New Zealand skewed-pop trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra aren't exactly the first indie-pop band you'd expect to line up remixes with guest raps, but it's happened anyway. The…   Read Story »
During a recent appearance on Mark Riley's BBC Radio 6 show, Unknown Mortal Orchestra applied the mellow syrup of their current album II to Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay." The…   Read Story »
This week's top clips tended toward the brighter, flipper side of things. Because summer, probably! But before we dive into the quirk and laughs, there's a short filmic clip by a film director that…   Read Story »
"From The Sun," the kick-off cut from Unknown Mortal Orchestra's sophomore album II is, like its namesake, bright and warm and feels like it belongs in the opening credits of a movie when the day is…   Read Story »