Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Swing Lo Magellan" (Dirty Projectors cover)


Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson must have felt he had a few more tricks up his sleeve still after the release of this year's excellent II, so he's releasing a new EP called Blue Record that features acoustic versions of three II songs, alongside two acoustic covers. Here's one of the latter, Nielson's version of Dirty Projectors' "Swing Lo Magellan." Dirty Projectors are a tough band to cover, but Nielson manages in spades - it helps that he's a talented guitar player, with a somewhat more conventionally pretty voice than Dave LongstrethBlue Record is out October 29.