photo by Neil Krug

Unknow Mortal Orchestra releases its new album, II, on Tuesday, February 5th on Jagjaguwar Records. Originally from New Zealand, UMO is the brainchild of Ruban Nielson and is based out of Portland. Stream the album in its entirety via NPR Music here. Stephen Thompson sums it up:

It’s hard to place Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s songs on a timeline: There’s uncertainty baked right into the band’s name, but its sound also shape-shifts frequently through the worlds of brittle indie-pop, Nuggets-era retro psych-rock, vintage soul and something more alien altogether.

Stream the album here. Unknown Mortal Orchestra play Union Transfer on Friday, March 1st with Wampire and Foxygen. Go here for tickets and more information about the show.