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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Share Video for New Song “Not in Love We’re Just High”

Sex & Food Due Out April 6 via Jagjaguwar

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New Zealand-born/Portland-based Unknown Mortal Orchestra (mainly the project of Ruban Nielson) are releasing a new album, Sex & Food, on April 6 via Jagjaguwar. Previously they shared its first single, "American Guilt," as well as a video for the song, and announced some tour dates for the spring. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Not in Love We're Just High," via an animated video directed by Greg Sharp that mainly features hands playing the song on a piano. Although look out for the flies from the Sharp-directed "American Guilt" video at the end. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. Also below is the cover art for the "Not in Love We're Just High" single.

A press release describes "Not in Love We're Just High" as such: "The song examines relational confusion induced by drugs (or simply mania). The couple at the center of the song realize that they're not actually in love, they are indeed simply high, and how a realization that may seem sad on its surface could actually be quite liberating and euphoric." 

Sex & Food is the follow-up to 2015's excellent Multi-Love. It was recorded in various cities, including Seoul, Hanoi, Reykjavik, Mexico City, and Auckland, as well as Nielson's home base studio in Portland.

Read our 2015 interview with Unknown Mortal Orchestra about Multi-Love.


Unknown Mortal Orchestra Tour Dates:

April 22 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street w/ Makeness
April 23 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall w/ Makeness
April 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel w/ Makeness
April 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel w/ Makeness
April 27 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Makeness
April 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Makeness
April 30 - Boston, MA @ Royale w/ Makeness
May 1 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre w/ Makeness
May 2 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall w/ Makeness
May 3 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre w/ Makeness
May 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ Makeness
May 7 - Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre w/ Makeness
May 8 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom w/ Makeness
May 9 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater w/ Makeness
May 10 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater w/ Makeness
May 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern w/ Makeness
May 12 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet's w/ Makeness
May 18 - Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefährlich w/ Makeness
May 19 - Berlin, Germany @ Kesselhaus w/ Makeness
May 20 - Heidelberg, Germany @ Karlstorbahnhof w/ Makeness
May 21 - Düsseldorf, Germany @ zakk w/ Makeness
May 22 - Paris, France @ La Gaîté Lyrique w/ Makeness
May 24 - London, United Kingdom @ Roundhouse w/ Makeness
May 25 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ SWX w/ Makeness
May 26 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ Strange Waves
May 27 - Leeds, United Kingdom @ World Island
May 28 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique w/ Makeness
May 31 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
June 7-9 - Porto, Portugal @ NOS Primavera Sound
June 10 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
July 6 - Richmond, VA @ The National w/ Shamir
July 7 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel w/ Shamir
July 8 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse w/ Shamir
July 9 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre w/ Shamir
July 11 - New Orleans, LA @ Republic w/ Shamir
July 12 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall w/ Shamir
July 13 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ w/ Shamir
July 14 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater w/ Shamir
July 16 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre w/ Shamir
July 17 - Ogden, UT @ Ogden Amphitheatre w/ Sylvan Esso, Shamir
July 18 - Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl at Hard Rock
July 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
August 9-11 - Basel, Switzerland @ Open Air Basel
August 10-11 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Haven

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February 28th 2018

OMG, I’m totally excited.
Waiting for April.
Thanks for sharing this great news.