It was a rainy afternoon on July 30, and prospects for the free Unknown Mortal Orchestra performance at Central Park for the SummerStage NYC series wasn’t looking good. But luckily the rain held off enough before doors, and the show went on.
From there, the stage was set for Ruban Nielson and the rest of UMO to do their thing. Their set was full of songs from their 2015 record Multi-Love (released via Jagjaguwar) as well as older favorites like “Ffunny Ffrends” and “Thought Ballune.” The rain returned mid-way through their set, but at that point it was just a prop for the crowd to cut loose and enjoy UMO’s sweet, sweet, sounds.
Find the setlist posted below, along with photos of all three acts.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Setlist:
1. From the Sun
2. How Can You Luv Me
3. Ur Life One Night
4. Thought Ballune
5. The World Is Crowded
6. So Good at Being in Trouble
7. Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)
8. Stage or Screen
9. Ffunny Ffrends
11. Like Acid Rain
12. Necessary Evil
13. Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
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