Boston Calling | Artists to Watch: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Artist: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, R&B, Garage Rock, Lo-Fi
For Fans of: Toro y Moi

I first discovered Unknown Mortal Orchestra when I was 18 years old at SXSW. I fell in love with the founder of the band, Ruban Nielson right away. I wasn’t sure what I was watching, but I knew it was something incredible. In 2010, Nielson released the track “Ffunny Ffrends” on Bandcamp anonymously. Within days, this track was eliciting some major attention. To sum them up, Unknown Mortal Orchestra are psychedelic, weird, and perfect. Make sure you take the time to catch their set, and appreciate their delightful weirdness. If you aren’t sold on them, check out my favorite track of theirs “How Can U Luv Me.”