This is the final show of the Seaport Music Festival!
Unknown Mortal Orchestra is Ruban Nielson, bassist Jake Portrait and drummer Riley Geare.
The band released their debut self-titled album in 2011 on Fat Possum Records. They quickly received critical acclaim including Pitchfork who gave the album an 8.1, describing that with “an expert use of space rare for such a lo-fi record, UMO manages a unique immersive and psychedelic quality without relying on the usual array of bong-ripping effects.”
In 2012, Unknown Mortal Orchestra announced that they had signed to Jagjaguwar and were working on their second full-length album. Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s sophomore album is titled II and was released on February 5, 2013. The first single from the forthcoming album, entitled “Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)”, was first available as a 7″ on their tour with Grizzly Bear.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra has scheduled a 2013 world tour for their forthcoming album including this free show, destined to be a “do not miss” Seaport Music Festival show.