Unknown Mortal Orchestra began as the recording project of Ruban Nielson in 2010. After recording several songs and posting them online anonymously, Nielson signed to Fat Possum Records and released his self-titled debut “Unknown Mortal Orchestra” in 2011 to critical acclaim and success.
A grueling tour schedule gave birth to the more complex and troubled sophomore album “II” which was released on Jagjaguwar Records in 2012 and saw the full band become a top, sought-after live act. In 2015, Nielson released the album “Multi-Love” which chronicled the story of a polyamorous relationship and brought them a greater profile. The band’s fourth album “Sex & Food” was released in April 2018, combining all of the different sounds they’re known for, from alternative R&B, to scorched heavy psych and dreamy disco.