22 January 2013
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Music: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Listen to 'II', the new album from the Portland psych-rockers

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra return next month with II, the follow-up to their acclaimed, self-titled debut of 2011, and the Portland outfit have made the whole thing available to stream via NPR. On first inspection, it’s a slightly more gentle, introspected beast than its predecessor, with some of the scuzz pared back to reveal frontman Ruban Nielson’s wonky, psychedelic songwriting chops in all their ragged glory. That’s not to say it’s compromised; it still sounds like a certain, tattered something lurking at the back of a vinyl store crate, waiting to seduce some curious soul. Listen to the record, out on February 5 on the band’s new label Jagjaguwar, below…

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Listen: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II

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