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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “So Good At Being In Trouble (Black Noi$e Remix)” (Feat. Killer Mike & Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire)

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…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2013 - 11:33 am
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” (Otis Redding Cover)

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 13, 2013 - 11:47 am
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Amrit Singh | May 31, 2013 - 4:05 pm
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “From The Sun” Video

"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…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 29, 2013 - 1:50 pm
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Rà-àkõ-st” (Lindstrøm Cover)

It shouldn't be expected that Unknown Mortal Orchestra would be dolling out new tunes so quickly after the release of their excellent sophomore LP II
Claire Lobenfeld | April 24, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Photos: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Wampire @ Aladdin Theater, Portland 4/5/13

Unknown Mortal Orchestra played a homecoming show at Aladdin Theater in Portland over the weekend. Wrapping up their tour with fellow Oregonians and recent BTW
Stereogum | April 8, 2013 - 11:49 am

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark) (Lindstrøm Remix)”

"Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)" from Unknown Mortal Orchestra's recent LP II is quaint and lackadaisical, all clean riffs and soothsaying vocals. When Norway…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 3, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)” Video (NSFW-ish)

The video for "Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)," a flinty and idiosyncratic indie-pop song from Unknown Mortal Orchestra's new album II, has a cast…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2013 - 8:55 am
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Wampire – “Spirit Forest”

On "Spirit Forest," Portland duo Wampire show how you can take a few simple elements and combine them to create something greater than its parts.
Miles Bowe | February 28, 2013 - 3:11 pm

Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra Play Fallon

Before last night, the Portland/New Zealand indie-pop trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra had never shown their faces on American television. But they still looked pretty casual…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2013 - 10:22 am
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