TUNE Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) (Jagjaguwar)
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA –
‘SWIM AND SLEEP (LIKE A SHARK)’ SINGLE
PHYSICAL RELEASE: 24/12
DIGITAL RELEASE: 23/12
Unknown Mortal Orchestra releases new single Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) through Jagjaguwar. Unknown Mortal Orchestra is the brainchild of New Zealand Ruban Nielson (The Mint Chicks). After moving to Portland Oregon, Ruban recruited drummer Greg Rogove alongside long time bass player Jake Portrait.
Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) is the first single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming album II, which is set for release in 2013. The new album follows on from the band’s 2011 self-titled debut, which received 8.1 –Pitchfork, 8/10 – NME amongst others and won the Taite Music Prize (New Zealand’s version of Mercury Prize).
UMO are confirmed to support Grizzly Bear on the East Coast leg of their American tour with more dates tbc.
“A compact and incredibly gratifying introduction to a new lo-fi talent” BBC
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