Unknown Mortal Orchestra started out as a side project of Mint Chicks’ singer Ruban Nielson, starting with a track called Ffunny Ffrends in 2010. In 2011 UMO released their first self-titled album, though this time Nielson was joined by bassist Jake Portrait and drummer Greg Rogove. Now on February 5 the band releases their second album, aptly titled II, and from what I’ve heard it’s an absolute gem. The easiest way to sum up this album is to call it “psychadelic” or something like that. The album is filled with guitar effects, tripped out vocals and sweeping drum rolls – a synthetic love letter to the 70’s. NPR has a preview of the album, or you can listen to the embed below to see what you think.