Thursday, May 26, 2016

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Terminal West, Rocktober 2013
One band we regretfully missed at Shaky Knees this year was Portland's Unknown Mortal Orchestra, because the festival organizers put them on at the same time as Parquet Courts.  And it's not that Parquet Courts are necessarily better or worse than UMO, it's just that the unique opportunity to see them and Ought on the same day is probably, but just barely, better than seeing UMO.

In any event, Unknown Mortal Orchestra have just released a new song, First World Problem.  Ruban Nielson said, “I think First World Problem is about modern love in a crumbling empire. The feeling that you’re trying to build your life and get what you need while a decadent world falls apart around you.”


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