January 17th, 2012 | by ROBERT HAM Music | Posted In: Video

Video: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Thought Ballune"

     
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 Before I watched this video, I thought a bit about how I would visually represent this song. Sadly, all I could come up with was a weird kind of Austin Powers-esque psychedelic treatment, to match up with the groovy swing of the song.

What Unknown Mortal Orchestra and directors Jordan Blady and Ryan Knowles came up with though was a David Lynch/Tim Burton style freak show of floating heads and discomfort. All of this goes to prove only one thing: I should never be asked to make a music video. 

UMO - Thought Ballune from Jordan Blady on Vimeo.

If you haven't been scared off by the video, why not check out this raft of tour dates that UMO has lined up in February and March when they will be headed down to raise the roof at this year's SXSW. Plan your road trips and vacations accordingly. 

FRI 2/24        San Francisco   CA      Clift Hotel

SAT 2/25       Los Angeles     CA      Echoplex 

SUN 2/26      Santa Monica    CA      The Central

MON 2/27     San Luis Obispo CA      SLO Brew

TUE 2/28      Visalia CA      Cellar Door

THR 3/1       Santa Cruz      CA      Coconut Grove Ballroom 

FRI 3/2         San Diego       CA      Birch North Park Theatre 

SUN 3/4        Vail    CO      Snowball Music Festival

MON 3/5       Albuquerque     NM      Launchpad 

WED 3/7      San Antonio     TX      White Rabbit 

THR 3/8        Austin  TX      La Zona Rosa 

FRI 3/9          Dallas  TX      Granada Theatre 

MON 3/12      New Orleans     LA      One Eyed Jack's 

TUE 3/13        Houston TX      Fitzgerald's 

WED 3/14       Austin TX   Red 7 / Force Field PR / Terrorbird SXSW Day Party   

FRI 3/16          Denver  CO      Gothic Theatre 

SAT 3/17        Salt Lake City  UT      In The Venue 

SUN 3/18        Reno    NV      Cargo 

 
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