Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Sex and Food

  • Label Jagjaguwar
  • Genre Rock-Pop
  • Released 04/06/18 04/06/18 04/06/18 04/06/18
  • Cat no JAG322cd JAG322lp-c2 JAG322lp-C1 JAG322lp

Standard CD.

Limited Pink Vinyl with Bonus 12". Comes with Download.

Limited Pink Vinyl. Comes with Download..

Standard black LP.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's highly anticipated new album Sex & Food. Available here on Opaque Pink Colored LP, Black LP, CD and Cassette.

Sex & Food is the most eclectic and expansive Unknown Mortal Orchestra release yet, from the light-footed R&B of "Hunnybee" to the stomping flange of "Major League Chemicals." "If You’re Going to Break Yourself" and "Not in Love We're Just High" chronicle the effects of drugs and addiction on personal relationships, while the lyrics "Ministry of Alienation" drip with modern-day paranoia like the silvery guitar tones that jewel the song's structure. The modern world, and all the thorny complications that come with living in it, loomed large on Ruban's mind while making Sex & Food. Though he's not afraid to get topical throughout, as evidenced on the surprisingly boisterous "American Guilt" or the roomy-disco medication-meditation "Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays".

Where are we headed? What are we consuming, how is it affecting us, and why does everything feel so bad and weird sometimes? These are some of the questions posed on Ruban Nielson's fourth album as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sex & Food. Recorded in a variety of locales from Seoul and Hanoi to Reykjavik, Mexico City, and Auckland, Sex & Food is a practical musical travelogue, with local musicians from the countries that Neilson and his band visited pitching in throughout.

A statement of selflessness, to be sure-but make no mistake: Sex & Food reaffirms the vitality of Ruban's voice in today’s musical landscape.

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UMO's Sex and Food, with bonus 12

For a limited time, we've transformed our Sonos Room into a pinkhouse bunker exhibition for Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Sex and Food release! Come check it out!

LP+ - Opaque Pink Colored LP. Limited Pink Vinyl with Bonus 12". Comes with Download.

LP - Standard Black LP.

CD - Standard CD.

Tape - Standard Cassette.

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