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2015 In Review

The Best Stereogum Interview Quotes Of 2015

We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A's with…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 31, 2015 - 2:35 pm
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Up until yesterday morning, this was a pretty bleak week for music videos. Then an American hero came along to save us all. Her video…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2015 - 1:09 pm
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

MTV's annual Video Music Awards theoretically exist to honor excellence in the field of music videos. But they're really about famous people either agreeing on…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2015 - 11:10 am
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Shakedown Street” Video

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's contribution to the National's triple-disc monster of a Grateful Dead tribute compilation, Day Of The Dead, was a cover of "Shakedown Street."
Collin Robinson | August 11, 2016 - 3:42 pm
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “First World Problem” Video

Earlier this summer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra gave us "First World Problem," a standalone single recorded during time off from touring. Today, they share the video…
Zac Gelfand | July 18, 2016 - 11:15 am

Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra Cover Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street” On Conan

A whole army of indie bands took part in Day Of The Dead, the National's triple-disc Grateful Dead tribute compilation that came out last week.
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2016 - 9:57 am
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “First World Problem”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back with a new single, "First World Problem." It's the gauzy New Zealand psych-pop project's first new material since last year's…
James Rettig | May 25, 2016 - 3:07 pm
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Hear Grateful Dead Covers From Sharon Van Etten, Perfume Genius, Jim James, More

The National's massive triple-disc Grateful Dead tribute album Day Of The Dead is coming out in a few weeks, and we've already heard a whole
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2016 - 9:53 am
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The National Reveal Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Tracklist Feat. The War On Drugs, Jenny Lewis, Flaming Lips, & Many More

The long-gestating Grateful Dead compilation album curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National will at last be released this May. The comp is…
Michelle Laggan | March 17, 2016 - 9:59 am
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Necessary Evil” Video

The adventurous Portland/New Zealand indie-pop scamps Unknown Mortal Orchestra tried out a sort of itchy white-funk sound on Multi-Love, the new album they released earlier…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2015 - 10:07 am
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Silicon – “Cellphone (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Rework)”

Silicon's latest album, Personal Computer, dropped back in August, and now one of its tracks has been reworked by Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Neilson, the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 13, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Watch Toro Y Moi Cover Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Multi-Love”

Toro Y Moi and Unknown Mortal Orchestra are two good but perpetually overlooked and underrated artists, and it makes sense that both of them would…
James Rettig | October 2, 2015 - 11:33 am

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” Video (NSFW)

What happens when you're so indecisive that you can't figure out what idea you want to pursue for a music video? You try to cram…
James Rettig | September 3, 2015 - 10:46 am

Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra Perform With Connan Mockasin On Conan

Unknown Mortal Orchestra were just on Seth Meyers two weeks ago, but they already made another late-night stop on Conan yesterday to promote their new…
James Rettig | August 26, 2015 - 9:49 am
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Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra Get Magnetically Weird On Seth Meyers

Slowly but surely, the Seth Meyers version of Late Night is turning into the same sort of dependable source for music that Jimmy Fallon's version…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2015 - 9:59 am

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Ur Life One Night” Video

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's excellent, funky third album Multi-Love came out earlier this year, and today the band have shared a video for "Ur Life One…
Caitlin White | July 29, 2015 - 11:20 am

Jackson Boone – “Moonbeam” (Stereogum Premiere)

The soft, billowy sounds of Portland's Jackson Boone flourished when he joined forces with Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Riley Geare, Radiation City bassist Randy Bemrose, and…
Misha Sesar | July 15, 2015 - 10:09 am

Artist Portraits From Bonnaroo 2015

If you didn't make it down to Bonnaroo, chances are you checked out the livestream that we hosted here on the site, or at least…
Stereogum | June 15, 2015 - 2:57 pm
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Stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love

Multi-Love is the first Unknown Mortal Orchestra album that Portland-by-way-of-New-Zealand frontman Ruban Nielson didn't record entirely alone, and it shows. He feels like isolated here,…
James Rettig | May 18, 2015 - 8:51 am
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”

Funk has sashayed its way back into the forefront of music, and almost no one is incorporating it better than Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Maybe it's…
Caitlin White | April 20, 2015 - 1:31 pm
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