Lyrics from How Can U Luv MeBased out of Portland, Oregon, Unknown Mortal Orchestra was formed in late 2010. The group consists of New Zealand transplant Ruban Nielson (formerly in the group The Mint Chicks) on guitar, Jake Portrait on bass and Julien Ehrich on drums. Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s sound is a modern synthesis of the works of ‘60s and ‘70s artists such as Sly Stone, Captain Beefheart and The Beatles. Releasing their first single Ffunny Ffrends online, the group raised eyebrows with their modern beatnik pop sound infused with breakbeats and electro-ambience. Gaining label support from Mississippi-based Fat Possum Records, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s self-titled EP was released on June 21, 2011.