Published Feb 05, 2015It's been a few years since we've heard from psych-pop crew Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who released their II LP back in 2013. Fans won't have to wait much longer, however, as they've unveiled plans for their follow-up album.
The release is called Multi-Love and features nine new compositions from the band. In a press release, UMO frontman Ruban Nielson explained that the album was built on old synthesizers.
"It felt good to be rebelling against the typical view of what an artist is today, a curator," Nielson said. "It's more about being someone who makes things happen in concrete ways. Building old synthesizers and bringing them back to life, creating sounds that aren't quite like anyone else's. I think that's much more subversive."
Jagjaguwar will issue Multi-Love on May 26. The album's artwork is available above, while its tracklisting is below, where you'll also find a stream of the albums title track.
In addition, Unknown Mortal Orchestra will embark on a hefty world tour that brings them to Montreal on June 3 and Toronto on June 4.
2. Like Acid Rain
3. Ur Life One Night
4. Can't Keep Checking My Phone
5. Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty
6. The World Is Crowded
7. Stage or Screen
8. Necessary Evil
02/22 Newcastle, England - 6 Music Festival
05/07 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05/09 Seattle, WA - Barboza
05/10 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
05/20 Bristol, England - Thekla
05/21 London, England - Islington Assembly Hall
05/22 Coventry, England - Warwick University
05/23 Liverpool, England - Liverpool Sound City
05/25 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet
05/26 Berlin, Germany - Berghain Kantine
05/27 Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
05/28 Paris, France - La Flèche d'Or
05/29-31 Nîmes, France - This is Not a Love Song Festival
05/30 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
06/02 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
06/03 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
06/04 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
06/05 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
06/06 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
06/08 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
06/09 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
06/10 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
06/11-14 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06/13 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
06/14 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
06/15 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
06/16 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
06/17 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
06/19 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw