Unknown Mortal Orchestra share new song, announce tour

The 2015 album Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra was one of the best records of the year, a woozy blend of psychedelia and post-modern soul music. Now, UMO has shared the first taste of their new album and announced an extensive tour in support.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra will hit the road with Makeness starting on April 22 with a show in Northampton, MA. Following a European tour, the band returns to the States on July 6 for the second leg with Shamir in support. Check out the band's full itinerary below; tickets for the tour go on sale starting this Friday, Jan. 26. Grab tickets to select dates right here on AXS.com.

As for their new music, the single "American Guilt" pivots away from the smooth sound of Multi-Love toward something more raw and nasty. According to a post on the group's Facebook page, the new song was made "in the blazing humidity of Hanoi, Vietnam and a quaking Mexico City." Although it hasn't been officially announced, "American Guilt" is likely to be the first song from the group's new record, reportedly titled Sex & Food and inspired by artists like Prince and Scritti Politti.

Those are intriguing comparisons and UMO's excellent track record has us hyped that this could be one of the best releases of 2018. Listen to the new single "American Guilt" above and keep it on AXS.com for plenty more on the return of Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra 2018 North American Tour Dates:
April 22 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street $
April 23 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall $
April 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel $ (Click here for tickets)
April 26 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel $ (Click here for tickets)
April 27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club $
April 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer $
April 30 - Boston, MA - Royale $ (Click here for tickets)
May 1 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre $
May 2 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall $
May 3 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre $
May 4 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue $
May 7 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre $
May 8 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom $
May 9 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater $
May 10 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater $
May 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern $
May 12 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet's $
July 6 - Richmond, VA - The National # (Click here for tickets)
July 7 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel #
July 8 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse #
July 9 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre #
July 11 - New Orleans, LA - Republic # (Click here for tickets)
July 12 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall #
July 13 - Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ #
July 14 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater #
July 16 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre # (Click here for tickets)
July 17 - Ogden, UT - Ogden Amphitheatre w/ Sylvan Esso, Shamir
July 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Vinyl at Hard Rock
July 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
$ = w/ Makeness
# = w/ Shamir