Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Bass Drum of Death
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, fronted by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ruban Nielson, dig deeper into psych-rock territory with their second album II.
According to Nielson, “The album has a really specific mood. It captures the way I was thinking when I was on tour and is surrealist and impressionistic. You try to fill the gap left by not having family and friends around, and you end up getting into trouble. The emotions I was trying to get into it were about relationships and drug taking.” Racked with paranoia and loneliness exacerbated by recreational chemicals, Nielson was exposed to an entirely new set of influences. “With the first record I didn’t have all these things to deal with, but this time I was running into a lot of situations…we were already a drug band but we were out of control, playing every day and not looking after ourselves. It’s hard to be away from my wife and children, they’re beautiful people, but my life at home is crazy too, I stay up all night. There are different problems, stories and weird impressions of my feelings, but this album is mainly about love affairs and how impossible it is to connect with people sometimes, and losing people.”
Mississippi garage rock outfit Bass Drum of Death opens, two days ahead of their second, self-titled release (Innovative Leisure, Jun 25, 2013), and a growing profile after touring with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club earlier this year.
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