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Monday, February 20, 2012

Video: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Strangers Are Strange"

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Here's the latest batch of odd from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who are no strangers to weird music videos. This one takes its cue from '70s spy flicks, bearing an affection for surveillance, vintage cameras, and questionable hairstyles. UMO's "Strangers Are Strange" burbles and struts underneath, hinting at '70s retro-spy funk but closer to the vintage-fetish, Wes Anderson brand of awkward that the clip ultimately embraces.

UMO's currently on tour through March. The Portland-based band's next Northwest show is the Sasquatch! Festival, on Saturday, May 26.


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