Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce New EP, Tour

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Following the release of their latest LP, II, psych-rock outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra are dropping a new EP, Blue Record, which will be released by Jagjaguwar on October 29th. The EP will also be included as part of the Expanded Version of II (on sure-to-be-trippy blue vinyl).

Frontman Ruban Nielson issued the following statement in a press release:

“I only started playing the acoustic guitar last year. I’d always preferred the idea that the guitar converts a sound into voltage and then becomes really loud. I thought the acoustic guitar was a little bit too twee for me or something. But after being offered some opportunities to play various acoustic sessions to promote the new record, in situations where it wasn’t possible to record the whole band, I decided to treat it like a challenge to try and play acoustic and not have it be lame. After all I was really into Arthur Lee’s ability with an acoustic and started wondering if I could make it sound convincing. Anyway, after being somewhat forced to develop some skill on the acoustic through these various radio sessions and things like that I decided to record some songs acoustically and release them since people seemed to be liking the way I was doing it. Everything was recorded straight to tape in my basement with a one mic set up.”

Here’s the full tracklist:

1. Swim & Sleep (Like A Shark) (Acoustic Version)

2. Faded In The Morning (Acoustic Version)

3. So Good at Being in Trouble (Acoustic Version)

4. Swing Lo Magellan

5. Puttin’ It Down

UMO have also unveiled some new tour dates, located below:

Sep-25 Sacramento, CA – Harlowe’s

Sep-26 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Sep-27 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

Sep-28 San Diego, CA – Casbah

Sep-29 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

Oct-2 Austin, TX – The Mohawk

Oct-3 Little Rock, AR – Stickyz RocknRoll Chicken Shack

Oct-4 Nashville, TN – Exit In

Oct-5 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

Oct-6 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

Oct-8 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

Oct-9 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

Oct-11 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Oct-14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Oct-15 Montreal, Canada – Cabaret Mile End

Oct-16 Toronto, Canada – Lee’s Palace

Oct-17 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge

Oct-18 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups

Oct-19 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar

Oct-21 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Oct-22 Madison, WI – The Frequency

Nov-7 London, England – Electric Ballroom

Nov-8 Manchester, England – Academy 2

Nov-10 Poitiers, France – Le Confort Moderne

Nov-11 Paris, France – Point Ephemere

Nov-12 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Oudegracht

Nov-13 Brussels, Belgium – AB Club

Nov-15 Prague, Czech Republic – Chapeau Rouge

Nov-16 Vienna, Austria – B72

Nov-18 Budapest, Hungary – A38 Ship

Nov-20 Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik

Nov-21 Dudingen, Switzerland – Bad Bonn

Nov-22 Carpi, Italy – Mattatoio

Nov-23 Rome, Italy – Blackout

Nov-25 Montpellier, France – Rockstore

Nov-26 Barcelona, Spain – La 2

Nov-27 Madrid, Spain – El Sol

Jan-15 Shanghai, China – Yuyintang

Jan-16 Beijing, China – Mao Livehouse

Jan-18 Seoul, South Korea – Rolling Hall

Jan-19 Busan, South Korea – Vinyl Underground

Jan-21 Hong Kong – Grappas Cellar

Jan-22 Bangkok, Thailand – Sonic

Jan-23 Taipei – The Wall

Check out their cover of The Dirty Projectors’ “Swing Lo Magellan”:

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