Unknown Mortal Orchestra have announced details of a new album, Sex & Food.
The album was recorded in Seoul, Hanoi, Reykjavik, Mexico City and Auckland and Portland.
You can hear the first single, “American Guilt”, below.
“‘American Guilt’ is an attempt to capture some of the feelings floating around these days,” says UMO’s Ruban Nielson. “In a perverse way I wanted to embrace this abandoned genre of rock music that I keep reading is ‘dead’ and invite people to hear what this living dead genre sounds like in the UMO universe. It was recorded in Hanoi, Vietnam during monsoon season in a studio built for traditional Vietnamese music. Additional recording was done in Mexico City but our sessions were interrupted by one of the devastating earthquakes that occurred there last year. As we slept in the Parque de Mexico, unable to get back to our Air BnB, we heard a man yell ‘Viva la Mexico!’ and I put this in the song out of respect for them.”
UMO play the Roundhouse in London on May 24 2018. You can buy tickets by clicking here.
The tracklisting for the album is:
A God Called Hubris
Major League Chemicals
Ministry of Alienation
Chronos Feasts on His Children
The Internet Of Love (That Way)
Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays
How Many Zeros
Not In Love We’re Just High
If You’re Going To Break Yourself
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