161. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - ‘II’ + Death in the Afternoon

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - ‘II’ + Death in the Afternoon

Ingredients: 1 ounce absinthe, 5 ounces chilled champagne.

Mixing Instructions: Pour absinthe into champagne flute and top with champagne. (via Drinkboy)

Notes: The cover of the original Neil Young Harvest LP had a soft, suede-like texture that provided a rich metaphor for the warm, fuzzy tonal qualities that came to define much of 70’s rock.  This musical texture, most predominant in psychedelic rock, forms the bones upon which rests Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s musical flesh.  Immersive, lo-fi rock with beats that often border on trip-hop - the American/New Zealand rock band follows up their highly praised self-titled debut with the engrossing and immensely enjoyable album, II.  Mix an absinthe-laced cocktail, find a comfortable place to sit and remind yourself that there are still people who give a damn about their music.

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