Portland's Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the brainchild of Ruban Nielson, will release their third album this Spring. Multi-Love will follow up 2013's II, arriving on May 26 via Jagjaguwar. The album's title track is now streaming too. Nielson has cleaned up the aesthetic, but it's an excellent track signaling Multi-Love should be on your radar. Stream Unknown Mortal Orchesta "Multi-Love" and check out upcoming tour dates below. Ruban Nielson had the following to say on the new LP:
It felt good to be rebelling against the typical view of what an artist is today, a curator. 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.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tour Dates
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, Quebec - Theatre Fairmount 06-04 Toronto, Ontario - 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
* with Django Django