Album set for May 2015 release; check out the title track and tour dates.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra fans will be thrilled at the announcement of their self-produced new album, 'Multi-Love'. It is set to be released in May 2015 through Jagjaguwar Records.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra to release 'Multi-Love' in May
'Multi-Love' shows a whole new twist to UMO's brand of psychedelic rock. Frontman Ruban Nielsan explained that, through using more retro methods, they were able to offer a fresh direction to the music. 'It felt good to be rebelling against the typical view of what an artist is today, a curator', he says. 'It's more about being someone who makes things happen in concrete ways. Building old synthesizers and bringing them back to life, creating sounds that aren't quite like anyone else's. I think that's much more subversive.'
Unknown Mortal Orchestra's previous work includes their self-titled debut album, released on Fat Possum Records in 2011, and its creatively titled follow-up 'II'; their first release on Jagjaguwar Records back in 2013; a critically acclaimed success which won Best Alternative Album at the New Zealand Music Awards and reached number two on the US Heatseekers chart. Nielsan reflects on various relationships in 'Multi-Love'; in contrast to his expression of loneliness in 'II', 'Multi-Love' explores the emotions behind being together.
UMO are also set to tour on the back of 'Multi-Love', beginning in the UK in May before venturing into Europe and North America, with various festival dates including Primavera Sound, Bonnaroo and This is Not a Love Song Festival. The group will also be performing at the second 6 Music Festival in February.
The album's title track, an up-tempo disco number with funky rhythms and contemporary synth vibes, is available to listen to now. 'Multi-Love' will be released on the May 26th 2015.
Listen to 'Multi-Love' here:
2. Like Acid Rain
3. Ur Life One Night
4. Can't Keep Checking My Phone
5. Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty
6. The World Is Crowded
7. Stage or Screen
8. Necessary Evil
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tour Dates:
May 20 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
May 21 - London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
May 22 - Coventry, UK @ Warwick University w/ Django Django
May 23 - Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound City
May 25 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
May 26 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
May 27 - Brussels, BE @ AB Club
May 29 - Sun. May 31 - Nîmes, FR @ This is Not a Love Song Festival
May 30 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
June 2 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
June 3 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
June 4 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
June 5 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
June 6 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
June 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
June 9 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
June 10 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
June 11 - Sun. June 14 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
June 13 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
June 14 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
June 15 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
June 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
June 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
June 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw