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MGMT / Nick Alexander and a message from the fans
« on: November 15, 2015, 01:00:15 PM »

Nick and Polina Buckley

By now you've all read the heartbreaking news that friend of the band, Nick Alexander was one of the victims at Le Bataclan.  Nick worked Merch for MGMT and was doing the same for EODM on Friday night in Paris.  A memorial account has been set up.

A message from the fund's creator Miguel Benavides can be read below...
Nick Alexander Memorial Fund
About this fund: My initial goal for this find was to benefit my friend in the most direct way that was calling to me. I personally want to help his family. Two things happened: we reached a significant amount quickly, and our extended tour family pointed out a basic rule of the road: we take care of our own, even the ones we don't personally know. Taking this to heart, we are converting this fund to taking care of more than just Nick.
My role: I am in Los Angeles, CA. I started this because, after 24 hours, I noticed that no one else had, and I wanted to do something that felt productive and positive. I have already spoken with an entertainment attorney who many of you know, and we have already spoken to tax counsel about the best way to set up this fund. It's a weekend, so we will get more info on this as the week progresses.
If this isn't the right time for you to make a donation - please know we hear you, we understand.
Today or tonight raise a glass to the memory of Nick Alexander a guy doing a simple job of touring with a band and selling t-shirts going new places and making new friends. Last night, he ended his journey in a small theater in Paris along with many others who's lives were cut short by hate, by misguided religion, by ignorance.
Here is to you my friend may you and the others from this tragic event find peace...

From MGMT's fans:  We are all heartbroken over the loss of Nick.  He and his family along with the others who were at Le Bataclan on Friday are in our thoughts and prayers.  The French fans have always been among MGMT's biggest supporters and no doubt many of their long time fans were in attendance on Friday.  Their lives will be forever changed.  I can report that our dear Coralie was there and is safe.  I hope that others will post and let us know that they are alright. 

Many of us keep in touch, even during this "down time" while the boys are writing.  We were immediately in contact on Friday night.  Of course as soon as we heard "Bataclan," we thought of MGMT and their French fans.  Coralie let us know right away that she had escaped and was safe with her family. We were all brought together by our love of the music and everything for which MGMT stands.    Peace to all of you. --lala and the CKs

MGMT / Re: MGMT @ the Guggenheim
« on: November 11, 2015, 08:26:12 AM »
When I think of all of the shows I've attended (it's in the twenties), although I don't count these two nights as shows, but I just remember feeling so blessed to be experiencing it. The two nights were different experiences and both were perfect. Memories are so precious.

The Show / Re: The Ryman Crew in Nashville=LEGENDARY
« on: November 04, 2015, 12:05:52 PM »
Happy Anniversaries bbs.  5 years.

MGMT / Trailer for Land Of The Midnight Sun (Surf movie starring Andrew)
« on: October 28, 2015, 12:25:02 AM »
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MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: October 15, 2015, 04:04:38 PM »


The London quintet have been making waves in the jazz circles - try something new this Thursday

f you've ever wanted to get into jazz but have no idea where to start, try out this MGMT reworking from London upstarts, Fresh Dixie.

A recipe for gorgeous tracks, the quintet fusion of jazz and pop shines on record and absolutely blisters in a live setting with both impressive improvisational and infectious pop hooks - truly the best of both worlds.

They started writing their own material after growing weary of playing the same jazz standards at University. They took advantage of the eclectic tastes of the band and crafted their own stylings around the crossover potential of their collective influneces - and the result is fanastastic.

Thier cover of MGMT's 'Electric Feel' reduces the track down to it's core elements building up as a piano and vocal led track that slowly morphs a grand composition with smooth percussion and subtle instrumentation under the mix.

You guys know that Electric Feel is my least fave MGMT song, but I still like it more than most songs ever written.  I'm obsessed with this!!!!  Run, don't walk!!!!

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: October 08, 2015, 05:37:07 PM »

Press Release
Alt-Rock Trio the Reach to Reunites for 20th Anniversary Show, New Single
20 years after the release of their first album, Closer, The Reach is reuniting for a one time only show at The Bull & Bush in Denver, CO. They are reuniting again with bassist Dave Scott to release a new single (covers of MGMT's "Time to Pretend" and The Stranglers' "No Mercy"), along with, a remastered version of LIFT, and a fully remixed and remastered 20th Anniversary Edition of Closer.


Denver, CO   -   October 8, 2015   - (
20 years after the release of their first album, Closer, The Reach is reuniting for a one time only show at The Bull & Bush in Denver, CO.

The band formed in 1994 in Dallas, TX, garnering major label interest and critical acclaim for the aforementioned “Closer” album.  After disbanding in 1997 for all the usual reasons, drummer Tommy Watts and Craig Miller reunited briefly to record a second album, LIFT in 2003.

They are now reuniting again with bassist Dave Scott to release a new single (covers of MGMT’s “Time to Pretend” and The Stranglers’ “No Mercy”), along with a remastered version of LIFT, and a fully remixed and remastered 20th Anniversary Edition of Closer.

Although largely ignored in their hometown of Dallas, TX, the band has gained a passionate following over the years in Denver, CO, with the help of the owners of the Bull & Bush pub, who have spread the word about their unique sound. “The bottom line is, we were one of the better bands of the 90’s, despite our lack of exposure,” said Miller.  “When people hear us, they agree.” 

The show will be this Halloween night, Saturday October 31st, and is sure to be a memorable one.  “The guys at the Bull and Bush have kept our music alive, and we’re pumped to bring our sound back to life in Denver,” said bassist Scott. “We plan on bringing our best.”

Release Dates:

LIFT (2015 remastered edition) – available now

Closer (20th Anniversary Edition) – available Oct. 20, 2015

Time to Pretend/No Mercy – available Oct. 20, 2015

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MGMT / Record Store Day 11/27/15!!!
« on: October 01, 2015, 01:05:08 PM »
Hey MGMT fans and admirers of the band MGMT!
Yes, it has been a while since you've heard a peep from our "camp," but that's mostly 'cause we just don't really peep a lot when we're camping. Pack out what you pack in, you know? Everything is going and going pretty swell though, and we have some exciting news to share:
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of our first ever official release, Cantora Records will be re-releasing the 2005 MGMT Time To Pretend EP on glow-in-the-dark vinyl for Record Store Day, November 27th!!
That's right! All 6 tracks have been carefully and fancily re-mastered to further enhance and amplify the antiqued crevices of the post-collegiate bright-eyed doe-eyed golden glory that is the 2005 Time To Pretend EP. Hear early versions of some of your fave MegaMT songs:
"Time to pretend"? It's on there, obviously. "Kids"? You betcha. But also prepare for some fun and bizarre MGMT tracks that have never appeared on vinyl *AND MAYBE NEVER WILL.
here's a (mutated) tracklist:
1) Tome to Proton
2) Bogie Dawn
3) Destrickt
4) Uggs Alwiz Retain
5) Intel Rokkers
6) Keds
Please dig out a functioning record album player from your grandfather's garbage pile so you can play this EP!!! See where it takes you!
See where it will Be, here:
Goo pick up the Time To Pretend EP and lots of other goodies from other bands on Record Store Day, November 27!
*all 6 songs do appear to be on this vinyl release.
actual tracklist: 1) Time To Pretend 2) Boogie Down 3) Destrokk 4) Love Always Remains 5) Indie Rokkers 6) Kids


MGMT / Re: Photos and Graphics
« on: September 19, 2015, 08:55:30 AM »

Andrew VanWyngarden attends the "Drunk Stone Brilliant Dead" New York Premiere at Sunshine Landmark on September 17, 2015 in New York City.
(Sept. 16, 2015 - Source: Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images North America)

MGMT / Ben and Andrew involved in art installation soundtrack
« on: September 11, 2015, 08:56:17 PM »
Jennifer Herrema Enlists Kurt Vile, MGMT, Hot Chip, More For Installation Soundtrack

Artist duo Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe asked Herrema, frontwoman of Black Bananas, to curate the immersive soundtrack

Jennifer Herrema, frontwoman of Black Bananas and formerly of Royal Trux, recently curated a group of artists for an immersive soundtrack to be used in artist duo Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe's new installation at Red Bull Studios in New York-- an interactive installation called "Scenario in the Shade". The installation debuts September 12 and will run through December 6.
"Scenario in the Shade" features a series of rooms that visitors can wander through while enjoying a soundtrack provided by the different artists on Herrema's soundtrack, which features Devendra Banhart, Kurt Vile, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, Gang Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos, Brian McKinley and Neil Hagerty (her partners from Royal Trux), RTX and the Black Bananas, MGMT's Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie, OFF!'s Mario Rubalcaba, and others.
The installation was designed to give visitors a glimpse of the youth cultures of San San International, a fictional city that "sits somewhere between San Diego and San Juan".
According to the New York Times, the display includes everything from "a Moroccan-themed, sunken living room fit for a bachelor pad and a Victorian space complete with a player piano and shelves of jars filled with random books and magazine pages" to an exit through "a modified Port-a-Potty" that lands in "the San San International courtroom; it’s situated next to a deli/arcade/performance area" where Herrema and a few of the contributors will play. “The soundtrack is completely integral,” Herrema told the Times. “Basically it will guide through these scenarios that there will be multiple intentions. Because we can make a mix for every day of the week, and you would feel differently about the space.”

Jennifer of course sang backing vocals on Flash Delirium 

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: September 11, 2015, 08:51:31 PM »
mgmt funzone vinyl sold for $105.00 on ebay yesteray. i was in the bidding war and dropped out at $102.


MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: July 27, 2015, 11:35:55 AM »

Ezra Koenig's Latest Radio Show Features Florence Welch Pranking Ezra, Rashida Jones Rejecting Robin Thicke, More
MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden was also involved in the prank

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: July 21, 2015, 05:10:26 PM »
My son got a turntable for his birthday and he just christened it with a special edition Metanoia vinyl :)

MGMT / Our birthday wishes for Will 2015
« on: July 21, 2015, 01:31:09 PM »
Will, I hope that you have an amazing day with people that you love.
Thanks for being such a sweetheart

The Show / Re: mgmt at the riviera
« on: June 18, 2015, 09:26:07 AM »
Happy 5 year Anniversary of one of the best shows of my life.  Epic day, Epic crew, Epic night <3

MGMT / Andrew on Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders: The Podcast
« on: May 28, 2015, 02:39:11 AM »
Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders: The Podcast

If variety is the spice of life, April’s Cabinet of Wonders, the first podcast, is the spiciest yet.

In which the show must and does go on! Imagine, if you will, a world where Southside Johnny, the godfather of the New Jersey Sound, shares a bill with Andrew VanWyngarden, lead singer of MGMT: only in the Cabinet! Andrew sings the MGMT classic “I Love You Too, Death” along with covers of beautiful psych by Les Baroques and the Brazda Brothers, while Southside sings us “Hearts of Stone”, written of course by Bruce Springsteen. The meat in the Southside/MGMT sandwich was another great New Jersey poet, your ex-Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, with The English UK backing him on “Antique”. The assembled company then join for a celebratory, valedictory rendition of Kevin Ayer’s “Religious Experience.” (WARNING: contains excellent harmonica playing.)

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