By Alex HudsonPsych-pop outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra recently signed to Jagjaguwar for their sophomore album, II, which will be out on February 5. Once it's in stores, the Portland-based band will be taking the record out on the North American road.
The North American trek begins in mid-February and will see Unknown Mortal Orchestra travelling all over the U.S. with Foxygen and Wampire. They will also head north into Canada and hit up Toronto and Montreal in early March.
Prior to this leg, the band will play some shows in New Zealand (where frontman Ruban Nielson is originally from) in December and January. In early February, they will perform a few international shows in Japan and Europe as well. See the full schedule below.
You can pre-order II on standard CD or vinyl, or as a deluxe bundle, right here. The bundle includes the CD and LP versions of II, plus a 7-inch single, two different art posters, a temporary tattoo and an early download of the entire album on January 10.
For a taste of the band's live sound, they are sharing their entire live set from this past year's Pygmalion Festival in Illinois. Listen over at RBMA Radio.
12/28 Christchurch, NZ - Rhythm and Alps Festival 12/29 Gisborne, NZ - Rhythm and Vines Festival 12/30 Phillip Island, AUS - Pyramid Rock Festival 12/31 Peats Ridge, AUS - Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts & Music Festival 1/2 Thirroul, AUS - Anita's Theatre 1/3 Sydney, AUS - The Standard 1/4 Wellington, NZ - Bodega 1/10 Auckland, NZ - Cassette Nine 1/11 Auckland Central, NZ - Vector Arena ~ 2/2-3 Tokyo, JP - Zepp Divercity (Hostess Weekender) 2/5 London, UK - Cargo 2/6 Antwerp, BE - Trixi 2/7 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso 2/8 Berlin, DE - Prince Charles 2/13 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *^ 2/15 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *^ 2/16 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar *^ 2/18 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace *^ 2/19 San Antonio, TX - The Korova *^ 2/20 Austin, TX - The Mohawk *^ 2/21 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *^ 2/22 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *^ 2/23 Atlanta, GA - 529 *^ 2/28 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^ 3/1 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church ^ 3/2 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall ^ 3/3 Montreal, QC - Il Motore *^ 3/4 Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar *^ 3/6 Holland, MI - Hope College *^ 3/7 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall^ 3/8 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Nightclub *^ 3/9 St. Louis, IN - Firebird *^ 3/11 Norman, OK - Opolis *^ 3/12 Dallas, TX - Club Dada *^ 3/18 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *^ 3/19 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *^ 3/21 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest *^ 3/22 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *^v 4/5 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre ^