• Unknown Mortal Orchestra "So Good at Being in Trouble"

    When I first heard of Unknown Mortal Orchestra in 2011 when they debuted with their self-titled record, I wasn't sure who they were—possibly another band from down under helping revive good old psychedelic rock? That is just what UMO (for short) is, and so much more. The band, now based in Portland, is made up of New Zealander Ruban Nielson, and two American lads, Jake Portrait and Greg Rogove, who are ready for round two with "So Good at Being in Trouble." This track definitely comes from the same vein as the groovy garage sound from their first record, almost reminding me of some smooth R&B. UMO's second record II, is out February 5 on Jagjaguwar. - Maddie