Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announce New Album ‘II,’ Tour Dates

    A month ago, Unknown Mortal Orchestra celebrated its signing to indie label Jagjaguwar with a new song called “Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark).” Now comes news that the Portland-via-New Zealand act have finished up their sophomore album, titled II, coming Feb. 5 of next year.

    The new song’s title is especially fitting because, according to a press release, UMO’s mastermind Ruben Nielsen wrote the album “during a punishing, debauched touring schedule during which Nielson feared for both his sanity and health.” He recruited a full-time band to flesh out the record, but it was still a home-recorded affair like their excelled 2011 self-titled debut. Below, check out the track list as well as upcoming tour dates.

    II track list:

    01 From the Sun
    02 Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)
    03 So Good at Being in Trouble
    04 One at a Time
    05 The Opposite of Afternoon
    06 No Need for a Leader
    07 Monki
    08 Dawn
    09 Faded in the Morning
    10 Secret Xtians

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra tour dates:

    10.12 Cholula, Mexico : Campestre Don Juan
    10.13 Mexico City, Mexico : Corona Capital Festiva
    l?10.17 Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Bowl (Hype Machine CMJ Party)
    12.28 Christchurch, New Zealand : Rhythm and Alps Festival
    12.29 Gisborn, New Zealand : Rhythm and Vines Festival
    12.30 Phillip Island, Australia : Pyramid Rock Festival
    12.31 Peats Ridge, Australia : Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts & Music Festival
    01.04 Wellington, New Zealand : Bodega
    01.10 Auckland, New Zealand : Cassette Nine
    01.11 Auckland Central, New Zealand : Vector Arena *

    * with Weezer