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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

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

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

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” Video

In an interview with Stereogum last month, Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson announced that the band will release their third full-length this fall. So far,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 25, 2015 - 10:13 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We're officially five full weeks into 2015, so where do we stand (besides shin-deep in gray-curb slush puddles)? From the sounds of this playlist, we…
Stereogum | February 6, 2015 - 4:51 pm

Interview

Q&A: Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson Explains His Super-Fi, Hard-Edged Multi-Love

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly five years since Ruban Nielson -- the mad genius and mastermind behind Unknown Mortal Orchestra -- first…
T. Cole Rachel | February 5, 2015 - 10:25 am

Third Unknown Mortal Orchestra Album Nearly Complete

We don't know when, exactly, but the quirked-out New Zealand-via-Portland psych-pop trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra will have a new album for us soon. On Facebook,…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2015 - 9:06 am

Photos: Pickathon 2014

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…
Stereogum | August 4, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Photos: Austin Psych Fest 2014

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…
Miles Bowe | May 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “SB-01″

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…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra Blue Record EP

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…
Chris DeVille | October 29, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Swing Lo Magellan” (Dirty Projectors Cover)

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 10, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

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…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am