Artist Biography Unknown Mortal Orchestra is an American and New Zealand rock band composed of singer Ruban Nielson, bassist Jake Portrait and drummer Greg Rogove. The band was started by Nielson (formerly of The Mint Chicks).
Singer and guitarist Ruban Nielson released the track "Ffunny Ffrends" on his Bandcamp profile in the spring of 2010. It was paired with no further information, notably no mention of who created it. Soon, popular bloggers got a hold of the track. Through their reposting and relentless hunt down for the creator, Nielson finally claimed the track as Unknown Mortal Orchestra's.