Unknown Mortal Orchestra - American Guilt

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters
Today’s song of the day, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "American Guilt" by Unknown Mortal Orchestra from the 2018 album Sex and Food on Jagjaguwar.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY NEIL KRUG

Portland by way of New Zealand band Unknown Mortal Orchestra released their fourth studio album Sex & Food at the beginning of the month. Today's song of the day is the lead single from the album, "American Guilt." With a ripping guitar riff and muffled vocals, the song upholds bandleader Ruban Nelson's proclaimed desire to "embrace this abandoned genre of rock music that I keep reading is ‘dead’ and invite people to hear what this living dead genre sounds like in the UMO universe.” Sex & Food follows 2015's fantastic Multi-Love and is out now via Jagjaguwar. KEXP and STG are bringing Unknown Mortal Orchestra to the Moore Theatre on Monday, May 7 to perform with UK band Makeness. 

 

 

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