Since 2010 UMAMI has forged their sound through an approach equal parts reckless abandon and calculated design. Drawing inspiration from electronic dance music and psychedelic rock, their sound is strange but familiar.

On Ephemeral, the Minneapolis-based psych-synth collective UMAMI mines personal experience to deliver a sprawling and wholly complicated take on lost promise and the metaphorical last night. A mere three minutes after a raucous opening song, ‘Bangles’ brings the party to an airy hungover state with the line, “We’re feeling guilty in our hearts and our minds, for growing old and leaving nothing behind.” Ephemeral is the sonic reduction of waking up and attempting to shake off vague recollections of too many lost weekends to count.

Past Shows


Jan
27
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jan
27
th
2016
7th St Entry

UMAMI and Bayonne

with Beasthead
Jan
22
nd
2016
Turf Club
Jan
22
nd
2016
Turf Club

Solid Gold

with SUZIE and UMAMI
Aug
23
rd
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
Aug
23
rd
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

Night Moves

with Tickle Torture and UMAMI
Jul
27
th
2013
Mainroom
Jul
27
th
2013
Mainroom

Yeasayer

with UMAMI and Strange Names
Dec
31
st
2012
7th St Entry
Dec
31
st
2012
7th St Entry

Mark Mallman

with UMAMI and BLOODNSTUFF
Oct
21
st
2011
7th St Entry
Oct
21
st
2011
7th St Entry

Bear Hands

with Pomegranates and UMAMI
Mar
11
th
2011
7th St Entry
Mar
11
th
2011
7th St Entry

More Shows

Dec
7
th
Fine Line
Jul
16
th
7th St Entry

Jarren Benton

Jul
5
th
Turf Club

Comeback Kid

with Misery Signals and END
Aug
5
th
First Avenue

Joyce Manor

with Citizen, Prince Daddy & the Hyena and PHONY