Unknown Mortal Orchestra Drops 42-Minute ‘SB-10’ Single

The sprawling track arrived on Christmas Eve.

By Scott Bernstein Dec 27, 2022 8:40 am PST

While Unknown Mortal Orchestra fans continue to wait for details of a double album expected in 2023, the band helmed by Ruban Nielson unveiled the 10th installment of their yearly “SB” series on Christmas Eve entitled “SB-10.” The song is a sprawling 42-minute excursion that covers plenty of ground.

“SB-10” comes on the heels of last year’s holiday single, “SB-09.” Ruban Nielson is joined by a rhythm section consisting of bassist Jake Portrait and drummer Kody Nielson on the new track. The trio switches tempos throughout the trippy “SB-10” and lands upon a number of ethereal segments. A tweet last month indicated “SB-10” will be the final “SB” track.

UMO will hit the road in March for a extensive 2023 tour featuring stops in North America and the U.K. In October, the group released “I Killed Captain Cook,” the lead single from the promised double album.

Stream the exploratory “SB-10” below:

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