Unknown Mortal Orchestra (sometimes known as UMO) is one of those mysterious bands who seem to burst out of nowhere. One track appears on a blog and suddenly everyone wants more music. This is the situation that UMO songwriter Ruban Nielson found himself in.
Weird thing is… Ruban had given up making music.
I called Ruban one late night and he told me the incredible story of how he went from being an ex-punk rocker, turned film intern at an Oregon production company to the frontman for one of Portland’s most hyped bands.
This one is one of my favorite recent interviews.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra “FFunny FFrends” This song started it all for UMO.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra “So Good at Being in Trouble” This song has a great story behind it. Listen to our chat to hear it.
UMO are at the Biltmore this Saturday June 15th (early show). See you there!
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