Unknown Mortal Orchestra Signs to Jagjaguwar
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:20:07
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As Unknown Mortal Orchestra, New Zealand by-way-of Portland songwriter and guitarist Ruban Nielson marries psychedelia with sharp soul touchstones. Timeless pop hooks are produced with a soft buzzsaw edge so that the effect is akin to Stevie Wonder producing Plastic Ono Band into Nuggets-like gems. With bassist Jacob Portrait and drummer Greg Rogrove, Unknown Mortal Orchestra are preparing a full-length for Jagjaguwar in early 2013. In the meantime, the band has a number of upcoming North American tour dates, including an East Coast run with Grizzly Bear.
Lots goin' on!
To celebrate, check out "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)," a bittersweet romp with melodies more delicate than most approaching the genre would dare. It's b-side, the 7"-only "Waves of Confidence," is slow-grind sizzurp psych that, by its end, has built and layered to transcendent heights. This limited 7-inch will be exclusively available at UMO's tour with Grizzly Bear in September. Check it out along with all upcoming tour dates below.
Listen to "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)" below:
09/20 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC w/ Grizzly Bear
09/21 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC w/ Grizzly Bear
09/22 - Orpheum Theater - Boston, MA w/ Grizzly Bear
09/23 - Olympia de Montreal - Montreal, QC w/ Grizzly Bear
09/24 - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY w/ Grizzly Bear
09/26 - Massey Hall - Toronto, ON w/ Grizzly Bear
09/28 - Midpoint Music Festival - Cincinnati, OH
09/29 - Pygmalion Music Festival - Champaign, IL
09/30 - The Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI w/ Dirty Projectors
10/01- Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
10/02- Annabell's Bar and Lounge - Akron, OH
10/03 - Metropolitan Kitchen - Annapolis, MD
10/05 - Taix - Los Angeles, CA
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