Can't Keep Checking My Phone further demonstrates the skewed disco-prog sound of 'Multi-Love', utilising even more funk basslines, homemade synthesizer work, and hella crunchy and hella satisfying drums. It's also a total jam and one of the album's highlights, timeless in a way but also very modern in its production and lyrical subject matter (which is about a cautiousness of using online connectivity as a substitute for human interactions with somebody that you miss).
It's maybe not quite as lifechangingly good as title track Multi-Love – but then again, few songs this year have been (or will be). We picked it as one of our favourite songs of the year so far.
Revisit Dummy's 2013 interview with UMO here.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra 'Multi-Love' tracklist:
02. Like Acid Rain
03. Ur Life One Night
04. Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
05. Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty
06. The World Is Crowded
07. Stage or Screen
08. Necessary Evil
Unknown Mortal Orchestra live dates:
May 20th: Thekla, Bristol
May 21st: Islington Assembly Hall, London
May 22nd: Warwick University (with Django Django), Coventry
May 23rd: Liverpool Soud City, Liverpool
May 25th: Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
May 26th: Berghain Kantine, Berlin
May 27th: AB Club, Brussels
May 29th: This Is Not A Love Song Festival, Nimes
May 30th: Primavera, Barcelona
Jagjaguwar release 'Multi-Love' on May 25th 2015 (pre-order).