Unknown Mortal Orchestra may have already released one album this year, but that wasn’t quite enough for Ruban Nielson: now he’s confirmed plans to offer up a new record titled ‘IC-01 Hanoi’.
Fresh from the release of ‘Sex & Food’ back in April, UMO will now offer up the seven-track instrumental album on 26th October, via Jagjaguwar.
The album was recorded in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi at Phu Sa Studios, alongside Nielson’s collaborator Jacob Portrait, his brother Kody and father Chris, with local musician Minh Nguyen helping out, too.
The tracklisting - which is, er, pretty straight-forward considering - is as follows.
1. Hanoi 1
2. Hanoi 2
3. Hanoi 3
4. Hanoi 4
5. Hanoi 5
6. Hanoi 6
7. Hanoi 7
Fancy a preview? Have a listen to ‘Hanoi 6’ below.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra also has a slew of European and UK shows, set to kick off next month. His upcoming tour dates are as follows.
26 Madrid, ES @ Sala Mon
27 Bilbao, ES @ BIME Live
29 Porto, PT @ Hard Club
30 Lisbon, PT @ Aula Magna
01 Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ La Cooperative de Mai
02 Antwerp, BE @ Filter Festival
03 Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
04 Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom Frankfurt
06 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
07 Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
08 Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
09 Bergen, NO @ Landmark
11 Groningen, NL @ Oosterpoort
13 Vienna, AT @ Flex
14 Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
15 Vevey, CH @ Rocking Chair
16 Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
17 Leipzig, DE @ Trascentury Update No. 3 Festival
19 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
21 London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
22 Brighton,UK @ Concorde 2
23 Sheffield,UK @ The Leadmill
25 Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy
26 Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
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