Unknown Mortal Orchestra is the classic case of your typical mega-talented, one-man-band New Zealander/Kiwi coming up with a tasty track, which gets enough buzz that said Kiwi becomes the darling of Pitchfork and gets a recording deal. Upon realizing he needs an actual band, he then naturally recruits a trio of Americans to complete the group.
The Kiwi, Ruban Nielson, released the track "Ffunny Ffrends" on his anonymous Bandcamp profile on May 17, 2010, and within a day, the song had received significant coverage from independent music blogs such as Pitchfork. Although there's no sexy/legendary origin for Unknown Mortal Orchestra name, this mind-blowing vid should at least temporarily distract you from that minor detail...
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