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Unknown Mortal Orchestra premiere new song “First World Problem” — listen

The band's first original track since last year's stellar Multi-Love

Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Photo by Nina Corcoran
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Photo by Nina Corcoran

Unknown Mortal Orchestra recently contributed to The National’s massive Grateful Dead tribute album, Day of the Dead. Now, they’re back with “First World Problem”, their first original release since one of the best LPs of 2015, Multi-Love.

The track is ushered in by a surge of rich brass and glittering synths, followed by some of the grooviest, most soulful arrangements we’ve heard from the psych rock outfit. “You’ve got to understand that I could be your man, or a first world problem,” UMO sing. According to a press release, the song was recorded this past March while the band was on a break from the road.

Stream it below.

“First World Problem” Artwork:

FWP Cover Art

Check out UMO’s upcoming tour dates, which include festival sets at Boston CallingGlastonburyRock Werchter, and Eaux Claires, as well as dates alongside Tame Impala.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra 2016 Tour Dates:
05/25 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
05/27 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Festival
05/29 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
06/18 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
06/19 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
06/20 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
06/21 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction
06/22 – Liverpool, UK @ East Village Arts Club
06/22-26 – Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
06/25 – Madrid, ES @ Madrid Music City at Matadero Madrid
06/26 – Padua, IT @ Parco Della Musica
06/28 – Istanbul, TR @ KüçükÇiftlik Park
06/29 – Zurich, CH @ Mascote
07/01 – La Geltru, ES @ Vida Festival
07/02 – Marmande, FR @ Garorock Festival
07/03 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/15 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival D’Été De Québec
07/17 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/18 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
07/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
07/20 – Pontaic, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
07/22 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
07/23 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
07/24 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
07/25 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
07/28 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
07/30 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
08/12-13 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival
08/17 – Parades de Coura, PT @ Vodafone Parades de Coura
08/18-21 – Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/19-21 – Hamburg, DE @ Dockville
08/28 – Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW
08/30 – Petaluma, CA @ Lagunitas Brewing Company
09/01 – Santa Monica, CA @ Santa Monica Pier
09/02 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre *
09/03 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre *

* = w/ Tame Impala

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