Sultry souledelic savants Unknown Mortal Orchestra have been busy crafting their third album on Jagjaguwar, and it’s hitting the shelves in May. ¬†For the uninformed, Unknown Mortal Orchestra materialized in 2011,¬†brewing up a unique batch of crispy lofi psych grooves, but then surprised their fans with 2013’s II, a much more soul-influenced full-length. ¬†It was clear that they had a bit more dough for some studio sheen, but they maintained their signature warpy cassette¬†tape flavor.
Their newest title track Multi-Love is a good sign that UMO is changing up their style yet again. ¬†The baroque synth intro¬†transports us back¬†to the glorious 60s psych pop from Love, The Shondells and Donovan. ¬†In typical UMO style, though, they take a sharp turn with a heavy breakbeat and speed up the rhythm, keeping us on our toes.
I’m predicting this one will be in my top 10 of the year already. ¬†These guys can’t write a bad song, and they’re constantly evolving. ¬†The bundle will get you an additional 12” with 40 minutes of sonic exploration. ¬†Sweet Moses, GIMME. ¬†Pick this up¬†quick before it’s g-o-n….e.
Multi-Love on limited edition pink vinyl LP (while supplies last) and CD
Limited edition 'SB-01/SB-02' 12", featuring
40 minutes of sonic exploration, formally released here for the first time
Embroidered 3.5" patch featuring the
UMO / Multi-Love logo in pink and yellow
Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s) redeemable on May 12th, two weeks before release dateu
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive