Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

We've been thoroughly enjoying the recent EP from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, but have our real sights set on their upcoming Fat Possum s/t debut LP dropping June 21. They channel a mysterious and soulful groove punctuated by distorted vocals that serve almost as a lead instrument in themselves, melding with the effect-laden lead guitar melodies to form a hazy humid atmosphere. The solo on track "Ffunny Ffriends" above meanders with a surprising sense of purpose reminding you that this is actually a real rock band despite their mysterious and clandestine nature; a rock band that has some serious potential to make a splash this summer with the right touring and label support.

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