Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce New Album ‘Multi-Love’ and Tour, Share New Track

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Indie rock psych group Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back with a brand new album, Multi-Love, due out May 26 via Jagjaguwar. If you keep close eyes on our Best Of Lists for the end of the year, then you know this one has been highly anticipated. The album serves as a follow-up to 2013’s II. They have shared the title track which sees the band expanding their sound to include more electronics and toy with spacial depth. Give it a listen after the jump and see their new tour dates.

The album cover shows their equipment used on Multi-Love. In a press release, frontman Ruban Nielson said this album saw a lot of gear work happen behind the scenes:

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.

Check out the album track list, tour dates, and single below (via Pitchfork):

Multi-Love track list:
01 Multi-Love
02 Like Acid Rain
03 Ur Life One Night
04 Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
05 Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty
06 The World Is Crowded
07 Stage or Screen
08 Necessary Evil
09 Puzzles

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

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