Archive for the 'Unknown Mortal Orchestra' Category

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

“FFunny FFriends” was the peppy Bandcamp track that amassed so much online hype it morphed Ruben Nielson’s bedroom project from an internet mystery into an established, touring band. Yet despite a solid, self-titled LP and loads of acclaim, the first word Nielson sings on Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s II is “isolation.” The band’s sophomore release, out […]

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Monday night (3/12) Aquarium Drunkard Presents Girls w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans. We’re giving away three pairs of tickets to AD readers (you can also purchase tickets here). To enter for a pair, leave a comment below with your favorite late night watering hole in NOLA. Winners will be […]

Monday, August 8th, 2011

One of the first animated TV shows I can remember waking up to on a Saturday morning is Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Aside from the humor and charm of a young Bill Cosby, the show’s host, comedian and legendary sweater enthusiast, the program had a dynamite theme song that’s super funky and catchy […]

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Portland, Oregon’s Ruban Nielson (former guitarist for New Zealand’s The Mint Chicks) steers Unknown Mortal Orchestra in many directions (Glam, Soul, Psych). He corners those markets into a cohesive and radioactive brand of flowery, hook-laden rock on “Thought Ballune,” taken from his self-titled, four-song EP. Part classic rock, part Sid and Marty Croft outtake for […]