The excruciatingly uncomfortable video for Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s catchy “From The Sun” is a strange one at best. Directed by Rick Alverson, the video captures what is either performance art or torture, complete with full-frontal face-licking and eyebrow-raising slaps, much to the chagrin of the clip’s protagonist. Coming off the band’s 2013 LP, II, the track’s emotive lyricism emanates throughout the video, creating a blanket sense of unease despite its overall sunny sound.
 
It’s unsettling to be sure, but the clip’s juxtaposition against the song allows for some breathing room when it comes to alienating viewers. Check out Unknown Metal Orchestra’s tour dates and watch the music video for “From The Sun,” below.
 

 
Tour Dates For Unknown Mortal Orchestra:
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 – De Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
06/26 – Akron, OH – Musica
06/28 – New York, NY – Seaport Music Festival
06/29 – Hamden, CT – The Space
07/26 – Byron Bay, AUS – Splendour in the Grass
07/04 – 07/07 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
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
09/26 – 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 – Gorilla
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, Switozerland – 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