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Unknown Mortal Orchestra shares first single in three years with the irresistible, playful “Weekend Run”

Talk about humble beginnings. There was little to predict Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s meteoric rise across their charming first two LPs, but rise, oh rise, they did. With 2015’s Multi-Love made the leap from that small, charming band to one of the most essential rock bands on the face of the planet. Firing on each every cylinder, it was a delightful, danceable triumph on just about every level.

They played it a bit risker with their next salvo in 2018, with the one, two punch of the somewhat pop-leaning Sex & Food followed by its borderline experimental, intriguing companion, IC-01 Hanoi.

Now it’s been three – particularly long – years since their last release. That changed this past Friday, with the release of “Weekend Run”, their flirtatious, at-ease return.

Speaking on the track, Ruban Nielson shares, “At the end of the day I don’t take for granted that I have the perfect job – I truly work to make music that will set someone’s day right and I think that shines through on Weekend Run.

Check the song out below via its visualizer, or on streaming platforms, and stay tuned for more from UMO very soon!

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Weekend Run” is out on Jagjaguwar. You can find the band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.