Music News — July 21, 2016 at 18:29

WATCH: Unknown Mortal Orchestra Release Music Video for ‘First World Problem’


Credit: Pitch Perfect PR

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has released a breathtaking music video to go along with their stand-alone single “First World Problem,” featuring two fantastic dancers Kiani del Valle and Derek Schiesel. Del Valle also directed the video and says:

“With First World Problem, I aimed to create a dialogue between both art forms. I wanted the video to be the response to Ruban’s lyrics and musical melodies rather than showing literally what the song is saying. There are always two sides to one story and the video piece is her side of the story. I am a heavy fan of silent films and how unspoken language could add a second layer to the one we speak. The directorial collaboration with James Lees came really organically as we have been planning for a while to do something together. James is really good at storytelling and has a great eye, while I am more abstract and conceptual. Producer Jason Baum was the key element of magic, making everything happen gracefully.”

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Watch “First World Problem”:

The band is currently on tour to promote their album Multi-Love via Jagjaguwar, and you’ll also have the chance to see them for FREE at Central Park Summerstage at the end of the month.

Tue. July 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Wed. July 20 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
Fri. July 22 – Oro-Medonte, Canada @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival
Sat. July 23 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
Sun. July 24 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
Mon. July 25 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Wed. July 27 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Thu. July 28 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Sat. July 30th – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
Sat. Aug. 13 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival
Wed. Aug. 17 – Paredes De Coura, Portugal @ Paredes de Coura
August 18-21 – Wales, United Kingdom @ Green Man Festival
Fri. August 19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Dockville
Fri. Aug. 26 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Sun. Aug. 28 – Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW (Project Pabst)
Tue. Aug. 30 – Petaluma, CA @ Lagunitas Brewing Company
Thu. Sept. 1 – Santa Monica, CA @ Santa Monica Pier
Fri. Sept. 2 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley w/ Tame Impala
Sat. Sept 3 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley w/ Tame Impala

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