SOUNDS LIKE: Guided By Voices, MGMT, Bass Drum Of Death
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: This Portland by-way-of New Zealand trio have a new label and a new single to boot!
It's not quite clear what Portland, Orgeon's Unknown Mortal Orchestra are trying to tell their listeners when they want to swim, even sleep like a shark. It's either to float and stare at the night skies in the middle of the sea, something I doubt sharks really think about, or the more plausible desire to hunt for blood. It is the age old saying of to kill or to be killed one could conclude. All of these things are possibly what could be on their minds, amidst a nice 4/4 beat, a twangy guitar, and a near-falsetto that just reminds one of anything off of that first MGMT album.
"Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)" is the first new song from UMO since signing to Jagjaguwar this week. The song is available on a new tour only 7" with another new song on the b-side, so make sure you pick it up when you see them with Grizzly Bear this coming month.