If you had your eyes tuned to AdultSwim.com or the Unknown Mortal Orchestra Facebook page, you may have seen a curious animated short film set to Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Necessary Evil,” one of the stand-outs from this year’s acclaimed record Multi-Love (Jagjaguwar). Illustrated and directed by Sean Solomon (Lucas Bros. Moving Co.), the video will also air nationally on Adult Swim during their “Toonami” block on Saturday, November 21st! Solomon said this about his video for “Necessary Evil”:

“The video is an abstract love story about two characters whose insecurities and paranoia eventually drive them apart. I tried to show both character’s perspectives using elements from the lyrics. I had a team of amazing animators and friends.”


The band is currently on tour in Europe, and will soon head to Australia and a homecoming of sorts in New Zealand, where Ruban Nielson and his brother Kody recently won the country’s most prestigious songwriting award, the APRA Silver Scroll, for co-writing the title track “Multi-Love.” They’re also nominated for four New Zealand Music Awards, including Album and Single of the Year (ceremony on Nov. 19th). They’ll then return to the states for a winter tour with Lower Dens. The whole tour is likely to sell out, so those looking to attend are encouraged to get tickets while they can!


Nov. 18 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Reading 3
Dec. 3 – Perth, AUS @ Astor Theatre
Dec. 4 – Sydney, AUS @ Metro Theatre – SOLD OUT
Dec. 5 – Berry, AUS @ Fairgrounds Festival
Dec. 6 – Brisbane, AUS @ Triffid
Dec. 8 – Melbourne, AUS @ Corner Hotel – SOLD OUT
Dec. 9 – Melbourne, AUS @ 170 Russell – SOLD OUT
Dec. 11-13 – Meredith, AUS @ Meredith Music Festival
Dec. 12 – Auckland, NZ @ St. James Theatre
Dec. 14 – Wellington, NZ @ Bodega – SOLD OUT
Dec. 15 – Christchurch, NZ @ Allen St
Dec. 16 – Dunedin, NZ @ Chicks Hotel – SOLD OUT
Dec. 17 – Dunedin, NZ @ Chicks Hotel – SOLD OUT
Dec. 18 – Wellington, NZ @ Bodega – SOLD OUT
Jan. 28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre* [tickets]
Jan. 29 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune* [tickets]
Jan. 30 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall* [tickets]
Feb. 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore* [tickets]
Feb. 2 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory* [tickets]
Feb. 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre* [tickets]
Feb. 5 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace* [tickets]
Feb. 6 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger* [tickets]
Feb. 7 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s* [tickets]
Feb. 8 – Houston, TX @ Numbers* [tickets]
Feb. 9 – Dallas, TX @ Trees* [tickets]
Feb. 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans* [tickets]
Feb. 12 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn* [tickets]
Feb. 13 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In* [tickets]
Feb. 14 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel* [tickets]
Feb. 16 – Richmond, VA @ The National* [tickets]
Feb. 17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club* [tickets]
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer* [tickets]
Feb. 19 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza* [tickets]
Feb. 20 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza* [tickets]

* w/ Lower Dens supporting

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