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Listen to UMO’s spot-on cover of Lindstrøm’s “Rà-àkõ-st”, plus fall tour dates

on April 24, 2013, 4:35pm

umopromo2013 Listen to UMOs spot on cover of Lindstrøms Rà àkõ st, plus fall tour dates

Nowadays, cover songs are so plentiful whole websites are dedicated to their coverage and the AV Club is four or five installments deep into their Undercover series. Still, here’s something some of those experts of the homage probably never saw coming: Unknown Mortal Orchestra covering Lindstrøm’s 2012 single “Rà-àkõ-st”. No, the song hasn’t started; that’s just the sound of your mind being blown.

For their part, the trio have crafted a pretty faithful, though slightly less sophisticated reworking, maintaining the track’s mix of funk undertones, quasi-ambient experimentalism, and general air of infectious fluidity. Still, the band manages to infuse some of their trademark vintage production and overall quirkiness, resulting in a number that displays true cohesion between nu-disco DJs and psych-rock popsters. Listen in below.

If we’re lucky, the band may bust this out on their current tour, which now includes a North American leg that runs through early November. Consult their full schedule below.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra 2013 Tour Dates:
05/01 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
05/02 – Dublin, IE @ Academy 2
05/03 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound City
05/04 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit@Live at Leeds
05/06 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
05/07 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
05/08 – Birmingham, UK @ Institute@Temple Room
05/10 – Camber Sands, UK @ ATP Festival
05/11 –  Brussels, Belgium @ Les Nuits Botanique@Rotonde
05/12 – Frankfurt Am Main, DE @ Zoom Club
05/14 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
05/16 – London, UK @ Village Underground
05/17 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
05/18 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who
05/20 – Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenbar
05/21 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Small Hall
05/22 – Nijmegan, NL @ Merleyn
05/23 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
05/24 – Paris, FR @ Villette Sonique Festival
05/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling
06/14 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
06/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
06/16 – Spokane, WA @ The Center
06/17 – Pullman, WA @ Belltower Concert House
06/19-22 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival
06/21 – Winnipeg, MB Canada @ West End Culture Centre
06/22 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempseys Upstairs)
06/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
06/24 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
06/26 – Akron, OH @ Musica
06/28 – New York, NY @ Seaport Music Festival
06/29 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
07/26 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
07/04-07 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
08/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/09 – Goteborg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
08/10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/16 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/17 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/18 – Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival
09/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
09/28 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
09/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
10/02 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
10/03 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz RocknRoll Chicken Shack
10/04 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
10/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/06 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
10/08 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
10/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/14 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/15 – Montreal, Canada @ Cabaret Mile End
10/16 – Toronto, Canada @ Lee’s Palace
10/17 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
10/18 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
10/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar
10/22 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
11/07 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
11/08 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

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