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Stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra “II”

Stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra's "II" here via NPR First Listen. The psych rock band's sophomore album is released on Feb. 5.

Stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “II” here via NPR First Listen. The psych rock band’s sophomore album is released on Feb. 5. Photo courtesy of the band’s website.

Would Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s music have been possible in the ’60s or ’70s? Despite the very obvious nostalgia for vintage rock in the New Zealand/Portland, Ore., band, there are tinges of modern influences and even forward-thinking in Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s music.  The retro, psych rock trio returns with its sophomore album on Feb. 5, but you can stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “II” early via NPR First Listen.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra plays Larimer Lounge in Denver on March 18.

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