New Zealand-born musician Ruban Nielson’s story starts typically enough: married-with-kids dude in a buzz band meets an intriguing young woman while touring abroad. Yes! They were also part of the New Zealand line-up for Big Day Out 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2009. There’s no genre they won’t dip their toes in and none that they won’t blur with another. Unknown Mortal Orchestra is an American and New Zealand band comprised of singer/guitarist Ruban Nielson, bassist Jake Portrait, keyboardist Quincy McCrary, and drummer Amber Baker, with Nielson serving as the only recording member of the band. No! On 25 December 2008, The Mint Chicks released the Mintunes EP consisting of "8-bit versions" of both previously released songs and tracks from the upcoming album. His former band The Mint Chicks gave up their American dream, but guitarist Ruban Nielson is chasing it anew. In fact, he hates it so much he took his wife and two children to a remote log cabin in Oregon this year to escape the festivities. Interestingly, Multi-Love’s themes are based around Nielson meeting a mysterious girl in Tokyo who then moved to Portland to live (!) At the center of Unknown Mortal Orchestra is Ruban Nielson, a musician raised in New Zealand who has been living in Portland, Oregon, and started the group as a pseudonymous solo project in 2010. After blowing up The Mint Chicks in spectacular fashion, the Nielson brothers are back together, with Kody recently joining Ruban’s acclaimed act Unknown Mortal Orchestra. They are currently back touring in Europe through November, before heading to Australia and New Zealand for a string of headline shows in December. What began as a casual friendship became more complicated when his wife, Jenny, started carrying out her own long-distance communication with the same individual. On February 16, 2016 the band performed on Last Call with Carson Daly. Elam was also where he met his wife, Jenny, a sculptor. Ruban Nielson still sounds lost. Yes! On 2015’s Multi-Love, he openly discussed a polyamorous relationship he and his wife undertook together. [1] The track "Can't Keep Checking My Phone" was featured by EA Sports on FIFA 16. As a result of their bass player having left the band, the Mint Chicks weren't able to play hits from earlier songs, angering some fans. No! But then again, what makes it even better is how it’s still so distinctively UMO’s that it really can only be 2015’s Multi-Love. https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/unknown-mortal-orchestra/multi-love On February 25, 2013, Unknown Mortal Orchestra made their American television debut, performing "So Good At Being In Trouble" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.[15]. Nielson lives with his wife and two children around the corner from a church and walking distance from Dark Horse Comics headquarters. The excitement in the room throughout the evening was palpable- whether it was Nielson leading Jake Portrait, Riley Geare… The band played a free show in Portland on 29 June 2008, in which they played their then-upcoming third album from beginning to end live. [13] The first single from the album, entitled "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)", was first available as a 7" on their tour with Grizzly Bear. Dumb? II was nominated for the Taite Music Prize 2014, an annual music prize awarded for the best album from New Zealand. [17] The tour started off with shows in Australia, and hometown shows in New Zealand, followed by several stops in Europe. Nielson had already returned to Portland, Oregon, where he began working at a film production company as an illustrator. Ruban Nielson (born February 20, 1980) is a New Zealand-American musician and the frontman of the American and New Zealand rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Ruban Nielson (born February 20, 1980) is a New Zealand-American musician and the frontman of the American and New Zealand rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. At the time, Ruban was at Elam – the University of Auckland art school – and more focused on painting/drawing than music. He's a little dazed but not too out of it. He's got a month-long break ahead of him, the longest he … The album quickly received critical acclaim. At the center of Unknown Mortal Orchestra is Ruban Nielson, a musician raised in New Zealand who has been living in Portland, Oregon, and started the group as a pseudonymous solo project in 2010. 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He's got a month-long break ahead of him, the longest he … The volume of the show was reportedly so loud that part of the St James theater complex fell down, injuring two concert goers. Ruban and Kody Nielson grew up in Auckland, kids of a Kiwi jazz musician father and a Hawaiian mother. He quickly found himself wanting to write and record music again and began searching for "psychedelic records with lost tunes" for inspiration. [10], Nina Corcoran of Consequence of Sound gave the album a favorable review, stating, "By deconstructing traditional geometries of desire, they’ve made their most fully realized album yet. Unknown Mortal Orchestra recently brought their tour behind this year’s excellent Multi Love to a sold out Aladdin Theater with California psych-rockers Vinyl Williams in tow, and Ruban Nielson and company positively brought the house down. Portland-based musician Ruban Nielson is bringing his band Unknown Mortal Orchestra home for a New Zealand tour in September. Shortly after the release of the EP, the band played their final show on 12 March 2010. In March 2013, Unknown Mortal Orchestra was named one of Fuse TV's 30 must-see artists at SXSW. He knew things were getting desperate when his wife … Nielson left The Mint Chicks in the beginning of 2010, citing a loss of interest in the group's music. Unknown Mortal Orchestra was founded by a New Zealand-American musician named Ruban Nielson. [22] Singles "Multi-Love" and "Can't Keep Checking My Phone" were both A-listed at BBC's 6 Music. The album consists of ten tracks without a bonus track. with Ruban, his wife and two kids. Multi Love is an autobiographical record, about Nielson’s brief but intense experience with polyamory. Ruban Nielson, the head of psychedelic four-piece from Portland, tells Pitchfork Magazine how their debut album was moulded by the excitement of fatherhood yet their second album – ‘II’ – was influenced by his concerns as to his ability as a father. The band also released an iTunes-only single during 2008, "Life Will Get Better Some Day", a teaser for the album "Screens", which was released in New Zealand on 16 March 2009 after having been recorded sporadically over the preceding two years. Portland-based musician Ruban Nielson is bringing his band Unknown Mortal Orchestra home for a New Zealand tour in September. “Hunnybee” was described by Ruban Nielson as being about his daughter, with the title coming from her middle name. [4] Jeremy D. Larson of Pitchfork labeled it as Nielson's "most accomplished album". Two years ago, Ruban Nielson's life seemed to be idyllic: The musician had just released his second LP, the acclaimed II, with indie-psych band Unknown Mortal Orchestra and … The titular track is a taut and precise example of funk, 60’s pop, and psychedelia fusing elegantly into a complex but simultaneously open and straightforward exploration of… well, there was that ‘multi-love’ thing where singer Ruban Nielson and his wife were seeing another woman together. Following an incident during one of the band's live performances and Nielson's subsequent departure, The Mint Chicks broke up. While II was made when Nielson was raw in his recovery from a stretch of … The latest album was shaped by the strain of the polyamorous relationship between Nielson, his wife and another woman. "[7] Nielson eventually claimed the track under the band name Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Unknown Mortal Orchestra. His father was a longtime musician, but also a recovering addict. "[15] Mack Hayden of Paste praised the album, stating, "Unknown Mortal Orchestra can now sit back and smile at the fact they’ve written an album which could just as easily be this year’s Channel Orange as it could be its Lonerism. Fresh from his old rock band, Nielson formed a new rock band with Jake Portrait in 2010. The topic is a prevalent theme in the album's lyrics. Find the perfect Nielson stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. Retrieved on December 7, 2012, Young, Alex (November 28, 2012). It’s no surprise that after slowly entering into the world of polyamory with his wife and a live-in fan, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman Ruban Nielson would title the band’s third album “Multi-Love” — a theme that both grabs you by the hand and also peeks around the corner throughout the album. [3], At the 2007 New Zealand Music Awards the band won five Tui awards including best rock group, best album, best rock album[4] as well as winning best album cover and best music video for the single "Crazy? No!".[5]. "[15] NME praised Ruban's ability to turn his songs into "works of warm, fuzzy beauty."[16]. Photo – Neil Krug I saw that tweet from Ruban Nielson and I have to say, he’s right. And so, the very literally titled Multi-Love came into existence. Soon after, they released the title track as the first single, which was designated "Best New Track" by Pitchfork. In the spring of 2012, the band won the Taite Music Prize for the album. Clash Music gave the album a 9 out of 10, saying "from opener 'From The Sun', which recalls George Harrison-psychedelia, to the tender Family Stone shuffle of the closing of 'Secret Xtians', 'II' displays both a glowing warmth in its production and a deft use of space that illuminate Nielson's superbly crafted compositions. 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Photo / supplied Photo / supplied It began in 2013, when he spotted her in a bar in Tokyo on a day off from touring. After a breakthrough album that exposed his personal life, Ruban Nielson is back with his best work yet – and some hard-won life lessons to go with it. [24] On August 25 they performed "Can't Keep Checking My Phone" on Conan. [19] It included three acoustic versions of songs taken from their previous album. [2], Multi-Love received largely positive reviews from contemporary music critics. "Can't Keep Checking My Phone" also appears in the association football video game FIFA 16. After blowing up The Mint Chicks in spectacular fashion, the Nielson brothers are back together, with Kody recently joining Ruban’s acclaimed act Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Consequence of Sound. Jenny had fallen for her and so had Ruban. The topic is a prevalent theme in the album's lyrics. It’s hard to blame Unknown Mortal Orchestra for pulling back. [20] Multi-Love was released on May 26, 2015. Ruban Nielson, frontman of the indie-rock quartet Unknown Mortal Orchestra, does not like Thanksgiving. 0. The album was released via Jagjaguwar on May 26, 2015. Unknown Mortal Orchestra announces 2013 tour dates. Ruban Nielson's fastidious choices behind the boards are a large part of what makes Multi-Love a joy to listen to. [26], Cohen, Ian, (June 22, 2011). Ruban Nielson, the synth-mad mad-scientist/frontman of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, met a fan on tour. It’s something of a miracle that Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s singer Ruban Nielson is even alive to make a second album. The art accompanying the song was made by Jenny Nielson, Ruban’s wife. Pitchfork. II has received widespread critical acclaim. All four original band members met at Orewa College in Orewa, New Zealand, although the band starting moving between Portland, Oregon and Auckland, as the Nielson brothers have dual citizenship in New Zealand and the U.S. His first and second albums, Unknown Mortal … pre-order Unknown Mortal […] The 'Multi-Love' of the title track refers to an emotionally fraught and short-lived ménage à trois between Neilson’s wife Jenny and “Laura”, a fan who took up lodgings at the couple’s Portland home. [25], Nielson is married to Jenny Nielson. Multi-Love is the third studio album from the band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Ruban Nielson is sitting outside a cafe in Paris when he suddenly pauses mid-sentence, somewhat perplexed. It was well received by critics. Nielson was also the founder of his former band The Mint Chicks, but after falling out with his former band members, he decided to form a new band. Like previous UMO efforts, Multi-Love was recorded and obsessively tinkered with by Nielson in his basement home studio. It was intended as a “platonic love song”, but more complex Not long ago, New Zealand-born Nielson embarked on a three-way relationship between himself, his wife Jenny and a young woman whom the music website dubbed “Laura”. “SB-03” follows “SB-01” and “SB-02” which were released at the end of 2013 and 2014, according to Pitchfork. The title Multi-Love is a reference to the polyamorous relationship frontman Ruban Nielson had with his wife and a younger woman from Tokyo, Japan for a year, before her visa expired and the relationship ended. Multi-Love - For Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s third album, frontman and songwriter Ruban Neilson didn’t have to go far for inspiration. The album was produced by Ruban Nielson and rated four out of five stars by AllMusic, 8/10 by Hot Press, four out of five by NME, three out of five stars by The Observer, and 7.3/10 by Pitch Fork. In an interview, the Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman has spoken of his life with his family, detailing the polyamorous relationship he had with his wife. Ruban Nielson and his brother Kody Nielson formed the band in high school in 2001, and began by playing punk house parties and low profile shows before being discovered by acclaimed New Zealand independent record label Flying Nun Records. The two met on tour.[1]. On 24 October 2007, it was announced on the band's website that their bassist Michael Logie would leave the band when they relocated to Portland. On February 5, 2015, the band announced their third studio album, Multi-Love. If you ever thought the creations of Mr Ruban Nielson (genius brains behind Unknown Mortal Orchestra) would halt at lo-fi psychedelic rock, you were severely mistaken. Pitchfork gave the album an 8.1, describing that with "an expert use of space rare for such a lo-fi record, UMO manages a unique immersive and psychedelic quality without relying on the usual array of bong-ripping effects."[11]. When New Zealand-born songwriter and UMO visionary Ruban Nielson (who played alongside his brother Kody in the band The Mint Chicks for … [18] Unknown Mortal Orchestra consistently sold out shows in both the UK/Europe and in North America, and as a result of their success on the road they announced in early April that they would extend their tour through the end of 2013. At the time, Ruban Nielson was in the early stages of his first tour with his new band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, a psychedelic sequel to his work … Select from premium Nielson of the highest quality. During the winter of 2012, Unknown Mortal Orchestra capitalized on the success of II and embarked on a world tour. The band then toured extensively throughout North America with opener Foxygen. The title Multi-Love is a reference to the polyamorous relationship frontman Ruban Nielson had with his wife and a younger woman from Tokyo, Japan for a year, before her visa expired and the relationship ended. Ruban Nielson and his wife, Jenny, engaged in a polyamorous affair with a younger woman shortly before Nielson released his third LP under … The band joined with New Zealand music website MusicHy.pe to promote their next record, the Bad Buzz EP, released in February 2010. Fast forward past some internet correspondence for a prolonged time and, a grown interest from Ruban’s wife and this new friend was now living with the Neilson family. The band's debut self-titled album was released June 21, 2011 on Fat Possum Records. "[14] Paste Magazine called the album "a modern, beat-heavy take on '60s psych, with plenty of hooks and fuzz to get you hooked and feeling fuzzy. In October 2009 the Mint Chicks performed a rendition of Ray Columbus and the Invaders' classic hit She's a Mod at the New Zealand Music awards as a four-piece band, later released as a standalone single. (2006) and Screens (2009), as well as one EP on a minor label, Bad Buzz (2010). [6] The group continued as a trio, with Logie relocating to London, England. Unknown Mortal Orchestra's second album, II, was released on February 5, 2013. Ruban Nielson came to playing music relatively late, picking up a guitar at age 19. To counter this Shihad's bass player, Karl Kippenberger, filled in for several more popular songs. In November 2013 it won Best Alternative Album at the New Zealand Music Awards. The Unknown Mortal Orchestra was founded by a New Zealand-American musician named Ruban Nielson. Dumb? [2] They have also played support slots for The White Stripes, Death From Above 1979, TV on the Radio, The Blood Brothers, The Black Lips, and The Bronx. Part of his rehabilitation involved making amends to those affected by his struggles, so he bought Ruban an electric guitar. The show, originally a fundraiser for MusicHy.pe, ended in chaos after Kody Nielson destroyed the two drumkits and equipment, imploring the crowd to 'start your own fucking band'. They released two EPs and three albums under the Flying Nun Records banner: Octagon, Octagon, Octagon EP (2003), Anti-Tiger EP (2004), Fuck the Golden Youth (2005), Crazy? Shortly afterwards on 16 October 2009, it was announced Michael Logie would be rejoining the band in a post on the band's Twitter. The word bootleg is often used now as an adjective to brand an inferior version of something else. In 2005, it was notable that Kody Nielson wielded a chainsaw on stage and destroyed a corporate sponsor's overly prominent sign with it. Fresh off his old rock band, Nielson formed a new rock band in 2010, along with Jake Portrait. Frontman Ruban Nielson explains how insomnia is the biggest influence on his band's groggy psych-pop Gwilym Mumford Fri 13 Dec 2013 09.00 EST … [7] Once he had finished writing and recording the first song, Nielson uploaded it anonymously on May 17, 2010 onto Bandcamp under the name "Ffunny Ffrends". [8] Within a day, the song had received significant coverage from independent music blogs such as Pitchfork.[7][9][10]. It was released on 26 May 2015. Multi-Love is the band’s third album. [12] Although the nominated Unknown Mortal Orchestra did not win Best Alternative Album, Nielson took home the title of Best Male Artist at the 47th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. “Multi-love… checked into my heart and trashed it like a hotel room,” Ruban Nielson sings at the start of his band Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s fantastic new album. Following the release of the incredible Mutli-Love, we chat to frontman Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra to learn of his influences, inspiration, and his unconventional love story.. Not just living, as a guest, but as a member; a third member of the relationship. Ruban Nielson, of Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson wrote his newest album in the wake of a relationship’s dissolution, though the falling out is not with his wife. "[16] In October 2019, Multi-Love placed at no.18 on Happy Mag's list of "The 25 best psychedelic rock albums of the 2010s". The band broke up following Ruban's departure. Portland, OR-via-New Zealand frontman Ruban Nielson had already released three albums with the shambolic noise-rock group the Mint Chicks. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, or UMO for short, began just this decade, but its frontman mastermind Ruban Nielson has been a notorious fixture in the music scene since the early 2000s thanks to his stint in the New Zealand punk band The Mint Chicks. That summer the band performed at a number of major European festivals, including Roskilde Festival, Pukkelpop and Lowlands. He talks to Duncan Greive. which was produced by the Nielson brothers and their father Chris Nielson at two different home studios. With each album, Nielsen along long-time contributors Kody Nielson and Jacob Portrait consistently paint outside the lines. When New Zealand-born songwriter and UMO visionary Ruban Nielson (who played alongside his brother Kody in the band The Mint Chicks for … As the frontman and primary songwriter of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Nielson is accustomed to baring his soul in the band’s music. Ruban Nielson, frontman of the indie-rock quartet Unknown Mortal Orchestra, does not like Thanksgiving.In fact, he hates it so much he took his wife and two children to a remote log cabin in Oregon this year to escape the festivities. On August 12, UMO performed Multi-Love on Late Night with Seth Meyers. UMO's Ruban Nielson on why he almost killed the band and how Sex & Food will save rock 28 Mar, 2018 06:00 PM 6 minutes to read Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Ruban Nielson. Nielson was also the founder of his former band The Mint Chicks but after falling out with his former band members, he decided to create a new one. For six weeks, Nielson and his wife pined for Laura as she worked on a project in the Peruvian rainforest, while also trying to carry on with their lives. Nielson was born in Sydney, Australia on February 20, 1980. Nielson is a former member of The Mint Chicks, a band he started with his brother Kody Nielson, Paul Roper, and Michael Logie. Portland, OR-via-New Zealand frontman Ruban Nielson had already released three albums with the shambolic noise-rock group the Mint Chicks. Yes! RUBAN NIELSON is just a couple days home from a long tour. Rolling Stone commented that "Multi-Love sees Nielson coloring outside the lines for a vibrant vision of connection" [21] and Pitchfork praised Nielson's ear for how something should sound and referred to the album as his "most accomplished". RUBAN NIELSON is just a couple days home from a long tour. Dumb? At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 78, based on 25 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". This amazing illustration of Ruban is by Savannah Bennell. In September 2012, Unknown Mortal Orchestra announced that they had signed to Jagjaguwar and were working on their second full-length album. The couple have two children, Moe and Iris. [23], Following the release, UMO embarked on a tour through the UK, Europe, the US and Canada, with many sold out dates. Out-there Unknown Mortal Orchestra mesh myth, legend and psychedelia Nielson had become very specific about what type of record he wanted to find for inspiration and, with that specificity, began making that record himself instead. They connected and stayed connected—after months of correspondence, Nielson and his wife invited the fan to live with them and their two kids in Oregon. The four members met at Orewa College in Orewa, New Zealand, although the band started moving between Portland, Oregon and Auckland. Ruban Nielson is sitting outside a cafe in Paris when he suddenly pauses mid-sentence, somewhat perplexed. And so, for a year, they became a family of sorts. “Multi-Love” is the first song, lead single, and titular track from UMO’s third full-length studio album, Multi-Love. 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