Unknown Mortal Orchestra is Ruban Nielson, a New Zealand native who now lives in Portland, plus Jake Portrait on bass and Julien Ehrich on drums. According to their website, “UMO was a project conceived as Ruban’s escape hatch to a new musical dimension where his vision of junkshop record collector pop could be realized in a sound that recalled Captain Beefheart, Sly Stone and RZA jamming on some kids tv theme too dark to ever be broadcast.”
Um, yeah. That.
I think it worked.