by Randy in Radiation City in New Music on Saturday 13 August 2011

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has the goods. A talented singer, guitarist and songwriter, Ruban Nielson’s playful masterpiece of a debut is already sitting in ?uestlove, El-P, and Das Racist’s crates.

Add a live rhythm section that includes a taste-maker/bass player/producer in Jacob Portrait (the Dandy Warhols, STRFKR, Blouse) and Julien Enrlich, a 17 year-old drummer with the chops (read: breaks) of a seasoned pro, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra is a band that is deservedly shrugging off the anonymity they were born from.