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    Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:20:07

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra Signs to Jagjaguwar - Listen to "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)"

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    • Stevie Wonder - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Stevie Wonder - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Stevie Wonder - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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:



    Tour Dates:

    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

    Did you like "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)?"

    —Maggie Pannacione
    09.21.12



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