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Stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s New Album Sex & Food

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have unveiled their new album Sex & Food. The long-running project of songwriter Ruban Nielson continues its offbeat, electronic-twinged sound, now pairing…
Rob Arcand / April 6, 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the shapeshifting, oft-funky project of  New Zealand singer-songwriter Ruban Nielson, has released a new single from their upcoming fourth album Sex & Food (due…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 23, 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Not In Love We’re Just High”

Following the overdriven rock'n'roll first single "American Guilt," Unknown Mortal Orchestra's latest release from their upcoming album Sex & Food is "Not In Love We're Just…
Andy Cush / February 27, 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce New Album Sex & Food, Release “American Guilt” Video

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's followup to their 2015 LP Multi-Love is coming soon. The New-Zealand-born group's fourth album, Sex & Food, will be out on April…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 8, 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “American Guilt”

Amid rumblings of an imminent fourth album with the rumored title Sex & Food, Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released a new single, "American Guilt." The distorted guitar of the introduction might…
Anna Gaca / January 23, 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Release Bizarre Video to Their ‘Shakedown Street’ Cover

If you think May's Grateful Dead tribute album Day of the Dead is in the rearview mirror, you're wrong. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, one of the many groups…
Brian Josephs / August 11, 2016

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Dance Through the Desert in ‘First World Problem’ Video

Back in May, Unknown Mortal Orchestra shared a one-off track called "First World Problem." Now, the indie-psych crew has released an artful video for the…
Rachel Brodsky / July 18, 2016

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Did Their Grateful Dead ‘Shakedown Street’ Cover for ‘Conan’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's warm embrace of a last album Multi-Love came out just over a year ago, but the kaleidoscopic band's still grinding on its behalf, making…
Brennan Carley / June 8, 2016

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Premiere Funky New ‘First World Problem’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra premiered a brand-new song today on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show, their first single (and Mac's "Hottest Record") since last year's Multi-Love.
Rachel Brodsky / May 25, 2016

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Frontman Makes Dumb Caitlyn Jenner Joke on Twitter, Apologizes

Ruban Nielson of psychedelic-indie standard-bearers Unknown Mortal Orchestra underwent a teachable moment last night when, (understandably) frustrated with Caitlyn Jenner's LGBTQ-unfriendly politics, Nielson made the…
Dan Weiss / March 4, 2016

Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Animated ‘Necessary Evil’ Video

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's just released the music video for "Necessary Evil," a track from his May release Multi-Love. The visual's an animated tale of love, longing, attraction,…
Brennan Carley / November 12, 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Suffer Modern Maladies in ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’ Video

Part of the sneaky appeal of Unknown Mortal Orchestra's brand of bedroom funk revivalism is the creeping anxiety that pervades their tracks. "Can't Keep Checking…
Colin Joyce / September 3, 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Bring ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’ to ‘Conan’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra released their sophomore album Multi-Love back in May, but last night the psych-pop project hit Conan for a performance of that record's…
Colin Joyce / August 26, 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Explore ‘Multi-Love’ on ‘Seth Meyers’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra visited Late Night With Seth Meyers last night to perform the title track from this year's Multi-Love. Sitting atop a white piano,…
Rachel Brodsky / August 13, 2015

Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra Welcomes the Private Into Public on the Kaleidoscopic ‘Multi-Love’

Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar "Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty" fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing…
Harley Brown / May 27, 2015
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