Listen to Unknown Mortal Orchestra Cover Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s latest album II has a very specific texture to it. It sounds as if it was recorded sharply and crisply, then left out to fade in the sun until it was warm and mellowed out. While a cover of Otis Redding’s classic “The Dock of the Bay” might not seem like an obvious choice for UMO, it makes perfect sense once you press play.

This was recorded live in BBC Radio 6 Music with Marc Riley.

TOUR DATES
06/14 – Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo
06/15 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
06/16 – Spokane, WA – The Center
06/17 – Pullman, WA – Belltower Concert House
06/19 – Calgary, Canada – Sled Island Festival
06/21 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
06/22 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
06/23 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar
06/24 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
06/26 – Akron, OH – Musica
06/28 – New York, NY – Seaport Music Festival
06/29 – Hamden, CT – The Space
07/04 – 07/07 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07/18 – Dunedin, NZ – ReFuel
07/19 – Auckland, NZ – Kings Arm
07/20 – Wellington, NZ – Bodega
07/23 – Perth, AU – The Rosemount
07/25 – Sydney, AU – The Standard
07/26 – Byron Bay, AU – Splendour in the Grass
07/27 – Melbourne, AU – Corner Hotel
08/03 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/09 – Goteborg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
08/10 – Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
08/16 – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop Festival
08/17 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
08/18 – Wales, UK – Green Man Festival
09/06 – Portland, OR – Branx (Music Fest NW)
09/26 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
09/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
09/28 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
09/29 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
10/02 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
10/03 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz RocknRoll Chicken Shack
10/04 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
10/05 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
10/06 – Carboro, NC – Cats Cradle
10/08 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
10/09 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
10/14 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/15 – Montreal, Canada – Cabaret Mile End
10/16 – Toronto, Canada – Lee’s Palace
10/17 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
10/18 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
10/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar
10/22 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
11/07 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
11/08 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
11/10 – Poitiers, France – Confort Moderne // Co-Headline show w/ Suuns
11/12 – Utrecht, Holland – Tivoli Ouderacht
11/13 – Brussels, Belgium – AB Club
11/15 – Prague, Czech Republic – Chapeau Rouge
11/16 – Vienna, Austria – B72
11/18 – Budapest, Hungary – A38 Ship
11/20 – Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik
11/21 – Dudingen, Switzerland – Bad Bonn
11/22 – Carpi, Italy – Mattatoio
11/23 – Rome, Italy – Blackout
11/25 – Montpellier, France – Rockstore
11/26 – Barcelona, Spain – La 2
11/27 – Madrid, Spain – El Sol