Hi guys!

First of all thanks for listening so much to Multi-Love. I’ve never seen so much love for anything I’ve done before. So psyched because I think you’re going to really like the album. More on that soon, but for now:

Super excited to show you the new video for Multi-Love made by the multi-media artist Lionel “Vinyl” Williams. The video, gorgeous in itself, is an introduction to a playable interactive software environment you can explore in your own time, wandering around getting lost in the weirdness, taking more time to enjoy each part of it and trying to unlock the various behaviors that occur. In Lionel’s own words:

“It is meant to represent the vacuum of space by impressing upon inter-dimensional unfolding, immaterial objects, and time-driven reverberation of events. The virtual space allows for most 3D objects to trail in time – based on the directions one moves. You can construct & paint the objects in space to stretch them in any direction, to create infinitely vast compositional spaces.”

If that doesn’t make you curious as to what this thing is there’s no hope for you I’m afraid. Check it out at www.multi-love.com

The next exciting thing is that we’ll be going on a UK tour in September and playing The O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London! The Shepherd’s Bush Empire is one of my favorite venues in the world and it’s always been a dream of ours to headline there for many years so it’s destined to be a particularly special show. I hope you can join us for the party. We also have a bunch more dates in the UK in September and will be announcing some more European dates soon. We’ve also just added some US shows in July and August too including a Portland show!

You might have seen me on instagram wearing a sweatshirt with an all-over print of the cover of the first UMO album. People seemed to be really into it so we decided to start making them. Get yours here.

In other news, the debut album “Fxxk the Golden Youth” from the punk band I used to play in with my brother and buddies from high school, The Mint Chicks, is being reissued on limited vinyl and we’ll be selling some through the UMO website in the next couple weeks. Very limited amount, very limited time. For fans of the Buzzcocks and general obnoxious random mayhem (or fans of the Mint Chicks). Get em before they disappear.

Thanks for listening to another rant! Full list of upcoming tour dates below. The UK shows are on pre-sale now. Ticket links and more information can be found on our Tour page.

May 7 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
May 9 Seattle, WA – Barboza
May 10 Spokane, WA – The Bartlett

May 20 Bristol, UK – Thekla
May 21 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
May 22 Coventry, UK – Warwick University
May 23 Liverpool, UK – Sound City
May 25 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
May 26 Berlin, Germany – Berghain Katine
May 27 Brussels, Belgium – AB Club
May 28 Paris, France – La Fleche d’or
May 28-30 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
May 29-31 Nimes, France – This Is Not a Love Song

June 2 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 3 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
June 4 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
June 5 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
June 6 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
June 8 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
June 9 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
June 10 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
June 11 to 14 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
June 13 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 14 Carboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
June 15 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
June 16 Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
June 17 Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
June 19 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

July 16 to 19 Southwold, UK – Latitude Festival

July 23 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
July 26 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
July 28 Boise, ID – Neurolux
July 29 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
July 31 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Aug 1 Santa Fe, NM – Skylight
Aug 2 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Aug 3 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Aug 5 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Aug 6 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
Aug 7 to 9 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands

Sep 20 Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg Pandora
Sep 22 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep 23 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sep 24 Birmingham, UK – The Library at the Institute
Sep 25 Manchester, UK – The Ritz
Sep 26 Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
Sep 28 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Sep 29 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sep 30 Glasgow, UK – QMU

​-Ruban