CMU Approved

Approved: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – So Good At Being In Trouble

By | Published on Thursday 17 January 2013

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Following an always-favourable Jagjaguwar signing (and the release of ‘Swim And Sleep Like A Shark’) last spring, New Zealand psych band Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back with an extra insight into their sophomore LP ‘II’.

The sound quality in that insight, a track titled ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’, is just as crumby as it was on ‘FFunny FFrends’ or ‘Jello And Juggernauts’ from the band’s eponymous debut in 2011, its lo-fi rhythms as basic, its opiate guitar bars just as strange. But this time it’s like all those phrasings align, winding themselves coaxingly on a coda that’s essentially a slow-mo play on Stevie Wonder’s ‘Sir Duke’.