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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

Stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Upcoming Album, ‘Multi-Love’

Psychedelic rock group Unknown Mortal Orchestra are streaming their upcoming album, Multi-Love, in full a week before its release date. The band's genre-spanning third studio album,…
James Grebey / May 18, 2015

Jukebox Jury: Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Dad Sax and Competing With Tame Impala

The title of Unknown Mortal Orchestra's latest LP, Multi-Love, may be an explicit reference to the complicated three-person live-in relationship frontman Ruban Nielson spent a year…
Andrew Unterberger / May 14, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, AraabMuzik, Major Lazer, and More

Welcome to SPIN‘s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from knee-slapping electronic duos, droning hardcore heroes,…
SPIN Staff / April 22, 2015

GZA and Tom Morello Join Weird Forces for One-Off Single, ‘The Mexican’

Taking time off from squabbling with Seattle restaurants, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello has supplied guitars to Wu-Tang Clan member GZA's new one-off single,…
Brennan Carley / February 11, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Blacker the Berry,’ Nic Hessler’s ‘I Feel Again,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From politically minded rappers to Be Your Own Pet offshoots…
SPIN Staff / February 11, 2015
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