Published Sep 18, 2012Portland-based psych pop trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra delivered their self-titled debut disc last year via the Fat Possum imprint, but the band have now jumped ship and headed over to the equally esteemed indie label Jagjaguwar for album number two.
The signing was announced in a press release, and while it does not offer up too many details thus far in regards to a tracklist, album title or a cemented release date, the troupe's new platter is expected sometime in 2013.
The group are, however, in somewhat of a giving mood. They have just prepped a tour-only 7-inch that serves to tease their sophomore set. The A-side features album track "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)," a wriggly jangler that you can peep in the YouTube video down below.
The single also hosts the exclusive cut "Waves of Confidence," an apparently transcendent "slow-grind sizzurp," on the flip.
You can grab yourself a copy of the mini-effort on Unknown Mortal Orchestra's upcoming dates with Grizzly Bear, including Canadian stops in Montreal and Toronto. You can check the dates below.
9/18 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
9/20-21 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
9/22 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theater *
9/23 Montreal, QC - Olympia de Montreal *
9/24 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall *
9/26 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall *
9/28 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
9/29 Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Music Festival
9/30 Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater #
10/1 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
10/2 Akron, OH - Annabell's Bar and Lounge
10/3 Annapolis, MD - Metropolitan Kitchen
10/5 Los Angeles, CA - Taix
10/12 Cholula, Mexico - Campestre Don Juan
10/13 Mexico City, Mexico - Corona Capital Festival
12/28 Christchurch, NZ - Rhythm and Alps Festival
12/30 Phillip Island, Australia - Pyramid Rock Festival
12/31 Peats Ridge, Australia - Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts & Music Festival
* with Grizzly Bear
# with Dirty Projectors