Recently, Rock it Out! Blog caught up with Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman Ruban Nielson in a back alley in Chicago, Illinois. But this wasn't just any ol' alley; no, it was the one where infamous gangster John Dillinger was shot and killed back in 1934. Besides discussing the famous assassination, Ruban also shares his thoughts on how the band's music should be described, tells how they nabbed actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse to star in the video for "So Good At Being In Trouble" , and reveals what musicians he'd like to see remix their material. [...]
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra released their psychedelic-r&b album II last month via Jagjaguwar. The last music video we got from UMO was for "So Good At Being In Trouble" and it had McLovin', so that was pretty cool! I'm not certain who directed this music video that we have (below, duh) for Unknown Mortal Orchestra's wonderful "Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)". Whoever did, good job! There's all sorts of puppet nudity in this but it tells a very romantic, beautiful tale that is relate-able to any human being on planet earth. Or maybe not I don't [...]
Next Wednesday, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Foxygen , will take the stage at the Great American Music Hall. And while everyone is abuzz about the two bands, it's worth taking note of the other band on the billing: Wampire. The Portland band signed to Polyvinyl, home to Unknown Mortal Orchestra and STRFKR, and a perfect fit for their reverb drenched and 80s rock nostalgia. In addition to making good music, the guys have a great sense of humor (see image above). Ok, I know what you're thinking: what's with the name? SF Critic [...]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra released their second LP II this week via Jagjaguwar. Danny Perez directed the video we have below for Unknown Mortal Orchestra's second single from II, "So Good At Being In Trouble". Before we move on to that, some things must be said. II is a quantum leap forward for UMO and deserves your money and attention. Front to back. It goes everywhere it ought to. Tinges of R&B and funk blend together with Ruban Nielson's oddball psych tendencies extremely well. Then, the video. Chris Mintz-McLovin-Plasse (DO U GET IT?) is the star [...]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra releases the video for one of the tracks off their album, II . Delving deeper into an experimental sound with elements from psychedelic rock, r&b, and hints of jazz the group presses onward with exciting momentum. The video for "So Good At Being In Trouble," dropped today so enjoy it before scooping up the album. You can scoop it here.
It's time for another edition of Rock It Out Blog' s Listening Party! This time, the expert panel includes Consequence of Sound writers Dan Caffrey, Nick Freed, Dan Pfleegor, and Michael Roffman. Watch as they drink beer, eat pizza, and review the new albums from Coheed and Cambria, Jim James, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Let us know what you think of these albums in the comment section below. Who knows - maybe we'll actually invite you to the next party! Make sure to follow Rock it Out! Blog on Twitter and Facebook , and subscribe to [...]
Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “So Good at Being in Trouble” video, starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Unknown Mortal Orchestra know celebrities now. In the Danny Perez-directed clip for "So Good at Being in Trouble", Christopher Mintz-Plasse - aka, Superbad 's McLovin and Kick-Ass' Red Mist - plays an angry bat-wielding passerby in what appears to be vintage, 602s era Venice Beach. (Truth be told, however, that area always looks like Jim Morrison just hazily strolled off, so who knows.) Check out the clip and get psychedelic below. The band's new album, II , is currently available through Jagjaguwar (order a [...]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra waltzed on the national stage from anonymity in 2011 to release one of the year's most critically acclaimed albums. As Scott McDonald wrote for Aquarium Drunkard at the time, "every sound falls right out of the sky." In 2011, critics spent more time discussing the shroud of mystery that cloaked the NYC-based trio of Ruban Nielson, Jacob Portrait and Gregory Rogove than they did wrestling with the sounds that made the act so compelling. Those that addressed the album itself spoke mostly of its cohesive, hook-driven aesthetic and the band's effective use of distortion [...]
What happens to reckless drop outs from Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters? Unknown Mortal Orchestra captures such fiends in their new video for "Nerve Damage" from last year's self-titled debut . Director Daniel Portrait clearly has a passion for purple, neon, and possibly static electricity, because it's all over this joint. Though, between the aquatic vocals, surfy guitar lines, and that hammering percussion, all of those ingredients work fashionably well. Check it out below for your morning mind drop.
Watch this clip for Unknown Mortal Orchestra's "Nerve Damage", directed by Kamp Grizzly, features skulls, upside-down peace signs, neon-colored veins, and glowing eyeballs. Unknown Mortal Orchestra are one of the most unique-but-familiar-yet-still- interesting-sounding acts that have come of that lo-fi wave. > UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA [FB] VIDEO | Unknown Mortal Orchestra -- Nerve Damage www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqfWtq C4dZk Posted by Celebrity Sex Tape.
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