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, the band recently updated the world on their progress: “The new album is being mastered right now!” The band’s last album, 2013’s II, won a lot of people over, and they seem poised to make the jump to something bigger. In the meantime, they’ve recorded a follow-up “SB-01,” the 22-minute ambient instrumental track that they shared just after Christmas 2013. The new one is called “SB-02,” and it clocks in at a relatively minimal 17 minutes. Give it a listen below.


(via Willamette Week)

To make sure you can keep up with all the record’s conceptual leaps by the time it drops, start doing brain exercises now.