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Get the album "MGMT" on iTunes, CD, or vinyl here. Album includes the "Optimizer" listening and viewing experience.

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 on: December 27, 2015, 12:38:12 PM 
Started by Psychedelic Owl - Last post by Psychedelic Owl
hey check out my bands page, we only have a few demos up but tell me what you think...


 on: December 26, 2015, 09:42:23 AM 
Started by audrey palmer - Last post by lala
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.


 on: December 21, 2015, 08:21:47 AM 
Started by lala - Last post by Psychedelic Owl
i have to say i thought i was going to be more impressed. not that it wasn't good! But i expected something like "I just knew" or from of Montreal "lousy with sylvianbriar"... for some odd reason i thought they covered a song, i guess that was just one band who covered the killers.... but check out mystery disease's page for the songs.

 on: December 20, 2015, 08:58:26 AM 
Started by lala - Last post by Psychedelic Owl
ugh im at work and forgot to check the mail!!! now im losing it! what song did they cover?

 on: December 19, 2015, 12:54:27 PM 
Started by lala - Last post by Notoc
So I just listened to it, and while it was really creative music I don't know that I particularly liked? Like I don't know in a way it felt lazy sample based music (not to say all sample based music is lazy person pitch is a fav of mine, but still). Still my favorite release out of this entire series though.

 on: December 16, 2015, 06:15:23 PM 
Started by lala - Last post by Psychedelic Owl

 on: December 09, 2015, 01:48:50 PM 
Started by lala - Last post by itsblurking
no bikk fang! But really good songs!

so at this point Blikk Fang's release is gunna be the last one of of this series since it's only meant to last the year of 2015, correct? So December's release is the final one?

 on: December 01, 2015, 08:15:13 AM 
Started by lala - Last post by mcfly88
I can't believe no one has posted any pics yet. I almost missed out on getting one! The store I went to opened two hours earlier than I was expecting.. That got me worried to begin with. Then I went in and asked if they got any.. to which I was told they only got two shipped to their store. Another worker overheard and responded with "I just sold one, not sure if the other ones still there". *Cue sadness/fear*. First worker walked me toward their display table... It's the first thing I see! *Cue happiness*. Next, was some shock... $33! Absolutely ridiculous, but for MGMT I had to. I realize it's limited and a unique variant.. but still I was expecting $25 at most! I shouldn't have been surprised though, every year RSD release just get more and more expensive. Anyway, sorry for all the rambling, here it is in all its glory!

 on: November 30, 2015, 06:31:15 PM 
Started by lala - Last post by Notoc
Blikk Fang is the only vinyl they haven't shipped so merry christmas!

 on: November 30, 2015, 01:18:42 PM 
Started by lala - Last post by radekfoukal
Soooo! Where is it? Who has it? I'dont have an opportunity to have it.

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