LISTEN: Ruban (Unknown Mortal Orchestra) and Kody (Silicon) Nielson Remix One Another’s Phone-Related Songs

Kody retools "Can't Keep Checking My Phone," while Ruban tweaks "Cellphone"

Ruban and Kody Nielson have been making music together for their entire lives. In addition to Kody’s having played on Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s Multi-Love (our #8 record of the year last year), the New Zealander brothers played together in The Mint Chicks until that group disbanded in 2010.

Now, the brothers are releasing a split 7″ in which they remix one another’s songs. Kody, who released an album last year under the name Silicon, takes on the Multi-Love favorite “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone,” while Ruban remixes Silicon’s “Cellphone.”

Additionally, Unknown Mortal Orchestra added a second leg to their gigantic world tour. You can hear both tracks and see all of their North American tour dates below.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra — “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” (Silicon Rework)

Silicon — “Cellphone” (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Rework)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra tour dates

January
28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre * – SOLD OUT
29 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune * – SOLD OUT
30 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall * – SOLD OUT

February
1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore * – SOLD OUT
2 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *
3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre * – SOLD OUT
5 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *
6 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger *
7 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
8 – Houston, TX @ Numbers *
9 – Dallas, TX @ Trees *
11 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans *
12 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
13 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In *
14 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel*
16 – Richmond, VA @ The National *
17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
19 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
20 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *

April
13 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door &
14 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Music Club &
16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
21 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

May
7 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre #
8 – Lincoln, NE @ Vega #
9 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s #
10 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
12 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck #
13 – Memphis, TN @ 1884 #
15 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
17 – Columbus, OH @ Skullys Music Diner #
18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme #
19 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre #
20 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempseys Upstairs) #
21 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC #
23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina #
24 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room #
25 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth #
27 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
29 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling

September
2 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley w/ Tame Impala
3 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre w/ Tame Impala

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