New: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “So Good at Being in Trouble”

Unknown-Mortal-Orchestra
Listen to our FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s next single from II is the R&B-indebted “So Good at Being in Trouble,” which sees the three-piece take their ponderous and intricate guitar riffs, lo-fi production, and minimalist beats to slow-burning blues territory. Frontman Ruban Nielson croons in confessional falsetto about being so good at being in trouble yet so bad at being in love (you know how it is) over a super-precise looped drumbeat, tender guitar (that central riff is decidedly Jimmy Cliff-esque), and layers of fuzzy, nostalgic haze. With this track and “Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)” as primers, we bet you’re excited to see how the rest of the record will turn out. Read our review here. It drops February 5.

What did you think?
 31  4  2  0
hozier
Music

Two songs that have been inescapable for the past few months are Ariana Grande’s “Problem”…

the-dream
News

Our first taste of Crown, featuring help from T.I.

big sean
Music

From Big Sean’s forthcoming Dark Sky Paradise.

fka twigs
Music

Live in Melbourne.

Passion Pit
News

Passion Pit have just announced that their album will be called Kindred and that it…

will-butler_annavid
Music

Our latest taste from his upcoming LP Policy.

Pond-Man-It-Feels-Like-Space-Again
Reviews

With Man It Feels Like Space Again, Pond seem to have made it a priority to remind listeners that they are the reigning goofballs of psychedelic rock.

lower dens
Music

Our first taste from their upcoming Escape from Evil.

kanye-west-only-one-video-608x279
Videos

Directed by Spike Jonze and starring Kanye and his daughter North.