Hailing from Portland via New Zealand, Unknown Mortal Orchestra like to maintain a bit of mystery. However super-sleuths would recognise main man Ruban Nielson from the now defunct Mint Chicks.
UMO's sound is one part Joshua Tree acid voyage, two parts tripped out tie-dye printing factory and three parts Ringo Starr-gazing catchy melodies.
We're fans. So we were thrilled when Ruban from UMO stepped forward with this weeks Modcast. It's Bobby Brown in a spacesuit, it's rhythm-n-blue-skies, it's the darkside of pyschedelia mixed with crystal clear pop acapellas. Have a listen and check the tracklist below.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra's debut dropped through Fat Possum last week, to glowing reviews. They've got a string of dates lined up over the coming weeks and months, all info over here and below we've got a live video for you to get into.
- Grayson Gilmore - I Am A Light (UMO Remix)
- DOM - Jesus (UMO Remix)
- Brandy - I Wanna Be Down (UMO Remix)
- SWV - Weak (UMO Remix)
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Moebius' Theme
- Bone Thugs N Harmony - First Of Tha Month (UMO Remix)
- Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine (UMO Remix)
- Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance (UMO Remix)
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Iris' Theme
- Aaliyah - Try Again (UMO Remix)
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