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MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: April 21, 2016, 01:46:33 PM »

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: March 09, 2016, 09:00:47 PM »
Electric Feel will be making an appearance on The Voice again this season :). One of Pharrell's duo's will be performing it.

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: February 24, 2016, 09:05:32 PM »
Is there anything happier than our boys in the studio?

The Internets / Re: ♫ We love you in Glacial Ways ♫ (II)
« on: February 12, 2016, 07:20:30 PM »

It's been a long time since we've had something to post in our most beloved thread!

MGMT / Time To Pretend on Song Exploder plus contest
« on: January 19, 2016, 12:00:52 PM »
Everything you ever wanted to know about the song that got many of us into MGMT back in the day!
MGMT was formed by Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden in 2001. The song Time to Pretend was one they wrote early in their career. It first came out on their debut: the Time to Pretend EP in 2005. And three years after that, they put out a new version of the song, on their first full-length album, Oracular Spectactular, which was named album of the year by NME and was one of Rolling Stone’s top 20 albums of the decade. It went on to sell over a million copies worldwide. In this episode, Ben and Andrew trace how the song Time to Pretend was made, from its dorm room origins, to its first recording, to re-envisioning it with Grammy-winning producer Dave Fridmann. They also uncover the hidden sounds and easter eggs within the recording.
MGMT is giving away an exclusive white label pressing of the Time to Pretend EP on vinyl, signed by the band. If you’d like to enter to win the record, all you have to do is share a link to this episode, and tag MGMT and Song Exploder in your post. On Twitter and Instagram, their handle is @whoismgmt, and Song Exploder is just @songexploder.
You can buy “Time to Pretend,” from Oracular Spectacular on iTunes. You can also get the EP version of the song."

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: January 19, 2016, 11:54:23 AM »
Because of Bowie?  :'(
doubt it, they've never really mentioned him.... I thought more of them getting ready for something big!
Andrew has talked about Bowie

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: January 04, 2016, 02:13:58 PM »
Top story on "The DL with Madison" on Sirius/XM Alt Nation today is that we'll have new music from MGMT this year.  Obviously this comes from the tweet. I'm not posting as news, but rather that it's just nice that there's some excitement. Definitely a lot love out there for the Boys.

MGMT / Re: 4th album recording could start as early as February!
« on: January 04, 2016, 02:10:44 PM »
That's the goal

The Internets / Re: ♫ Your blood is all around you now ♫ (II)
« on: December 26, 2015, 09:42:23 AM »
So Andrew tweets and the Internet noticed. My mother used to tell me that it's better to be talked about that ignored. Anyway, NME Had only lovely things to say and are definitely ready to embrace MGMT as their darlings once again.


MGMT Are Coming Back In 2016: Here's Why You Should Be Excited

By Lisa Wright
26th December 2015

Cast your mind back to 2008. The day-glo drug disco of nu rave is slowly starting to wane as three-day come downs with only the ringing sounds of Shitdisco to keep you company start to become a bit less MDMA-zing. Leona Lewis' 'Bleeding Love' is keeping The X Factor's seemingly unstoppable chart dominancy charging ahead. The concept of the viral Youtube smash is in its infancy and 'Gangnam Style', 'Friday' and the 'Harlem Shake' are but evil glints in the internet's eye.

If you were a fan of aspirational, effervescent, psych-tinged pop bangers, however, then 2008 will mainly be remembered as the year of MGMT. The wonky, parping intro to breakthrough hit 'Time To Pretend' was everywhere and debut LP 'Oracular Spectacular' brought Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser storming into the limelight and to the top of NME's Albums of the Year poll.

The duo seemed unstoppable, but it wasn't to be. The more experimental, odd and wickedly underrated offerings of 2010's 'Congratulations' and 2013's self-titled LP failed to ignite the same commercial flame and MGMT seemed relegated to early evening festival billings forevermore.

Yesterday, however, the band sent out a festive tweet teasing a new record in 2016 and showing the kind of self-confidence that suggests the pair aren't content to sit back on the sidelines any more.

Here's what we want from Album Four and why, if they pull it off, a success could be one of 2016's best comebacks.

Pristine pop vs total weirdness

The beauty of MGMT at their finest (see: 'Electric Feel', 'Brian Eno', 'Kids') is that they splice big, bright, shimmering pop sensibilities with the kind of squelching oddness that Syd Barrett might call out as a bit strange. The tracks that haven't resonated so much with fans are the ones where the balance is off, but if Ben and Andrew can find the perfect middle ground then there's few who can match them.


After Nirvana had achieved ridiculous worldwide success with 'Nevermind', Kurt Cobain set about trying to write a record ('In Utero') that was angry and difficult and cast away the fairweather fans. You could argue that MGMT have followed a similar path: after the enormous success of 'Oracular Spectacular', they set about pushing their experimental, idiosyncratic sides forward and letting their psychedelic pool of influences show. MGMT were not content to just be a happy clappy pop band. Now, however, the biggest curveball they could throw would be to come back with an album full of bangers. They've shown they can write trippy, ethereal gems: now let's see the other side of them again.

Influential prowess

From Swim Deep to Yak to Superfood, you can bet that a large number of this generation's young contenders have an MGMT album or two on their record shelves. A return to form record would be not only hugely welcomed, but timely: we're hoping for somewhere in between Swim Deep's sonic collage of a second album 'Mothers' and Tame Impala's warped psych-dance LP 'Currents'.

Well-deserved recognition

Sure, it might seem like we're gunning for 'Oracular Spectacular mk II' here, but that's only 'cos we're a sucker for a pop hook. Realistically, MGMT haven't made a bad album to date. 'Congratulations' was an exciting, eclectic rattle through so many ideas you could barely keep up; 'MGMT' delved into a Pink Floyd-esque nightmare/ fantasy-scape (depending on the track), flitting between monotone drones and space-age synths with barely a pause. Together, the three records form a body of work that's inventive, playful, rule-breaking and downright fun. It'd be a damn shame if the band were remembered mainly as mid-noughties hype success rather than as a group that constantly evolved and reinvented themselves over time. Come on Album Four – let's help the history books out a bit.


MGMT / Re: MGMT @ the Guggenheim
« on: November 15, 2015, 01:03:19 PM »
i still wish their was a great quality recording of this.. who knows maybe the fanzine email was to hint at something along the lines of this!

There is a recording, however I'm not sure that they would share it as it was billed as a one time event.  The music is exquisite (I listen to it on the beach when I'm there <3) but it was only a part of the experience.  It stands alone to an extent, but the lights and of course the art installation where such a big part of it.  The DVD could only show so much of the experience :(

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!!!!

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