Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Blue Record (EP) (2013)

Speaking on the new EP, Ruban said, “I only started playing the acoustic guitar last year. I’d always preferred the idea that the guitar converts a sound into voltage and then becomes really loud. I thought the acoustic guitar was a little bit too twee for me or something. But after being offered some opportunities to play various acoustic sessions to promote the new record, in situations where it wasn’t possible to record the whole band, I decided to treat it like a challenge to try and play acoustic and not have it be lame. After all I was really into Arthur Lee’s ability with an acoustic and started wondering if I could make it sound convincing. Anyway, after being somewhat forced to develop some skill on the acoustic through these various radio sessions and things like that I decided to record some songs acoustically and release them since people seemed to be liking the way I was doing it. Everything was recorded straight to tape in my basement with a one mic set up.”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Blue Record (EP)
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Blue Record (EP) (2013)
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Buy on Amazon: 

1. Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)
2. Faded in the Morning
3. So Good at Being in Trouble
4. Swing Lo Magellan
5. Puttin It Down

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United States
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