January 18, 2013


Unknown Mortal Orchestra Get Soulful on "So Good At Being In Trouble"

In 2011, New Zealand/American trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra's "Ffunny Frrends" was on repeat for anyone who discovered the band, thanks to its blend of crisp, hip-hop-influenced percussion and an insanely catchy, fuzzed-out guitar riff. The group return Feb. 5 with its appropriately titled second album II and just dropped your new favorite song "So Good At Being In Trouble." On "Trouble," the trio ratchet up the Motown influence hinted at on their debut, finding the sweet spot between Mayer Hawthorne's croon and Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach's world-weary melancholia.