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UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA announce new album ‘MULTI-LOVE’ out May 26th on Jagjaguwar,

February 8, 2015

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The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together.

Multi-Love adds dimensions to the band’s already kaleidoscopic approach, with Nielson exploring a newfound appreciation for synthesizers. The new songs channel the spirit of psych innovators without ignoring the last 40 years of music, forming a flowing, cohesive whole that reflects restless creativity. Cosmic escapes and disco rhythms speak to developing new vocabulary, while Nielson’s vocals reach powerful new heights. “It felt good to be rebelling against the typical view of what an artists is today, a curator,” he says. “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.”

While legions of artists show fidelity to the roots of psychedelia, Unknown Mortal Orchestra shares the rare quality that makes the genre’s touchstones so vital: constant exploration. Multi-Love is out 5/26 on Jagjaguwar.

Pre-order Multi-Love here:

SCD/direct: http://smarturl.it/umo
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/umo_amazon
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/umo_itunes
Indies: http://smarturl.it/umo_indies

MULTI-LOVE TRACKLISTING
1. Multi-Love
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
9. Puzzles

Additionally, US and UK tour dates have been announced, and will go on presale on Friday. Tickets can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/umopresale

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA TOUR DATES:
Wed. May 20 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla gigst.rs/UMO
Thu. May 21 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall http://www.seetickets.com/Event/uknown-mortal-orchestra/islington-assembly-hall/851611
Fri. May 22 – Coventry, UK @ Warwick University w/ Django Django http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2015/django-django/
Sat. May 23 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound City http://www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk/
Mon. May 25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/142965

Tue. May 26 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine http://www.koka36.de/
Wed. May 27 – Brussels, BE @ AB Club http://www.abconcerts.be
Fri. May 29 – Sun. May 31 – Nîmes, FR @ This is Not a Love Song Festival  http://thisisnotalovesong.frhttp://www.supermonamour.com/
Sat. May 30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound http://www.primaverasound.com/
Tue. June 2 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Wed. June 3 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Thu. June 4 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Fri. June 5 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
Sat. June 6 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Mon. June 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Tue. June 9 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
Wed. June 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Thu. June 11 – Sun. June 14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
Sat. June 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Sun. June 14 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Mon. June 15 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Tue. June 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Wed. June 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Fri. June 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw

UMO Online:
https://twitter.com/umo
http://unknownmortalorchestra.com/
http://instagram.com/unknownmortalorchestra
http://www.jagjaguwar.com/artist.php?name=umo
https://www.facebook.com/unknownmortalorchestra

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