The Unknown Mortal Orchestra faithful — aka those of you following frontman Ruban Nielson’s moves since last year — no doubt recall “Ffunny Ffrends” as the band’s debut single that caught a huge buzz once Nielson posted it on his Bandcamp page. Since then, the Portland-based psych-rock outfit has grown into a trio and gained even more attention with the self-titled full-length debut. As such, this performance of “Ffunny Ffrends” for Bowlegs has an oddly nostalgic feel to it. The song also just sounds great in a live setting, as the reverb and effects take on a much richer feel. Consider this a teaser for the band’s tour, which is going on now.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra is out now.