Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO) emerged out of the break-up of the Mint Chick's as the two Nielson brothers, Ruban(UMO) and Kody (Opossom) looked to forge different creative identities. Its interesting then that there some similarities in the material they are coming up with. As usual, it took me awhile to warm to UMO as I struggled with the lo-fi production quality, but immersed in the music for some time now, it is not an issue for me. I like the use of unconventional chord progressions and in this song, the syncopation which actually makes this "danceable", unusual for the sometimes stodgy beats of indie music. A great little pop song with a twist. The video is directed by Jordan Blady and Ryan Knowles. Works perfectly well.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Thought Ballune