The New Zealand lo-fi and psychedelic rock outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra released the critically acclaimed II in February of this year with equal parts great songwriting and rock infused rawness in their full band live performances. But check the equally compelling acoustic version of the gorgeous “Swim and Sleep” performed here by bandleader Ruban Nielson. It would seem that they should go for more acoustic stuff in their next record after seeing this, it really enhances the pop vocal sensibilities.
Written by Case Newsom
OurVinyl | Senior Writer