IN YOUR EARS: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
by Colin Pepper
Unknown Mortal Orchestra is like a great white shark without the insecurities or power trips of other lo-fi bands. Swimming through the scene, with absolute awareness of their skill, yet without an attitude about it. Dipping into the 60’s like so many bands out there today (see Tame Impala, Foxygen, Mac DeMarco) they distinguish themselves with a laser-like use of guitar distortion and reverb that seeks out the essential hipster vibe, and execute with effortless precision. And I mean “hipster-vibe,” endearingly.