Congratulation to MGMT for their upcoming album

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recorded with pete kember of spacemen 3 -

looks like the new one will be different from the debut: quieter, maybe minimal,with 60's psych influences:

song dor dan tracey - indeed sounds like television personalities/modern lovers.
it's working - kinks/barrett, maybe even animal collective.
congratulation - slow flaming lips
destrokk - spacemen 3 (surprising..)

it's gonna be enjoyable.i think.

Zeno, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 22:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

recorded with pete kember of spacemen 3 -

WTF!?! not credited as Sonic Boom...?

Hat Trick Swayze (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

He hasn't released an album as "Sonic Boom" since the early '90s, so it's probably fair to call him Pete now.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 23:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

"The Adventures of Pete and Pete" eased the stigma of calling yourself that.

Cunga, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 23:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/mgmtcover452.jpg

mizzell, Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

i love ausgang artwork

victim of a vicious puma (electricsound), Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

Jesus, that's the new MGMT cover?

No, YOU'RE a disgusting savage (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 19 February 2010 10:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

That's not an MGMT cover, that's the inside gatefold of an old E.A.R. record - I can't remember the name of the painter but he did a lot of psychedelic cartoon stuff. Will google "E.A.R." and "The Transaction" which was the name of the painting and see what comes up.

Jesus Christ, I knew no good would come of those tots hanging around Sonic Cathedral like a pair of floppy puppies. Eurgh.

Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 11:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

Anthony Ausgang, that's the artist.

They have taken too much of Sonic's hydroponic. o_0

Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 11:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

After seeing these guys open for Of Montreal in a cafeteria five years ago, where they more or less just did karaoke over a PA backing track, I bought their Time To Preted EP. I got it home and was blown away at how good the thing was. Melodies Melodies Melodies. Amazing, catchy, poppy stuff. I was confused as to why the indie- community had yet to embrace these two dudes.

Flash to two years later, and they're on the cover of the NME and "Kids" is playing everywhere. Except where there used to be a perfect electric drumkit, there's now a live one, and....well, the magic's gone. It's not just that they're huge(ish) now. It's that their album pretty much sucked (save for the two tracks that were on the EP + "Electric Feel"). They used to exude a "we don't give a shit" attitude; now they're some psychedelic AnCo mockery.

I hate to be the "I just want them to be the way they used to be!" guy, but so it goes.

I urge everyone who likes even a single of these guys' songs to check out that debut EP. "Love Always Remains" > "Indie Rokkers" > "Kids" is pure pop gold. The breakdown in "Indie Rokkers" is probably the best thing they've done.

Indexed, Friday, 19 February 2010 13:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

go fuck yourself kate

victim of a vicious puma (electricsound), Friday, 19 February 2010 14:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Excuse me?

Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 14:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

perhaps they like ausgang's work? did you consider that? what the hell does it have to do with "sonic's hydroponic"? why do you have to be so smarmy about everything?

victim of a vicious puma (electricsound), Friday, 19 February 2010 14:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

this isn't really about MGMT is it

da croupier, Friday, 19 February 2010 15:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

no

victim of a vicious puma (electricsound), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

wtf was that about? Not necessary, Jim.

No, YOU'RE a disgusting savage (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

jim.... back away from the keyboard

Tracer Hand, Friday, 19 February 2010 15:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

::terrified to say anything::

call all destroyer, Friday, 19 February 2010 15:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

jim don't listen to them

shite new answers (cutty), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

whoa

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Congratulation to MGMT

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

for their upcoming album

call all destroyer, Friday, 19 February 2010 15:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

zeno is like the king of typos in thread titles

shite new answers (cutty), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Based solely on amazing chorus in "The Youth" these guys deserve some attention.

Adam Bruneau, Friday, 19 February 2010 18:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

That album cover makes perfect sense for this band. The first album's cover is not flattering and already looks dated.

Spinspin Sugah, Friday, 19 February 2010 21:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

congrats!

El GarBage (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 19 February 2010 21:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

congrat

shite new answers (cutty), Friday, 19 February 2010 21:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Really wish they'd have kept the original cover for the last album, I liked that much better.

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 19 February 2010 22:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

So I'm confused now, is that the album cover or not? Did a quick search and other sources seem to agree.

Moka, Friday, 19 February 2010 23:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Anyways I think it looks really good. Their first ep also had a psychedelic cartoon sort of cover so don't really understand why are you fighting upthread.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/23/MGMT_Time_To_Pretend.jpg

Moka, Friday, 19 February 2010 23:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

whatever your album cover ends up being MGMT i just wanna congratulate you guys on all your success, you definitely deserve it!

El GarBage (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 19 February 2010 23:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

If anything their debut album should have kept the same sort of psychedelic cartoon style.

Congratulation MGMT.

Moka, Friday, 19 February 2010 23:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

congratulation to MGMT and all their supporters on their tremendous achievement

eau de humanity (haitch), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

good luck mgmt

nitzer ebbebe (gbx), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

we should get them a card and all sign it

f1ocki (s1ocki), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

talking in a non-dickish way about mgmt album covers

abraham higginbotham is a dude (Lamp), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

congratulation to MGMT and all their supporters on their tremendous achievement

― eau de humanity (haitch), Friday, February 19, 2010 9:18 PM (42 minutes ago) Bookmark

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ky4dqfv6Sp1qzuxmwo1_400.jpg

Evan, Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahaha brilliant

juicebox, Saturday, 20 February 2010 15:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

You can get the new single here:
http://www.whoismgmt.com/

Anyone like this? Definitely not a hit.

Back Like That (makeitpop), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 22:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

Congratulations on your new single MGMT!

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 9 March 2010 22:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Will the new album be less compressed than the debut? I am asking because the debut album was probably one of the loudest albums ever released, and I just cannot listen to it. It may be good, possible, but it wears my ears and head out to such an extent I just wasn't able to enjoy it.

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 22:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

this track sounds a lot like an Hot Cheap song

Kaiser Size, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

seeing as this album was financed by a major label, i'm willing to bet that they're just fucking around with this song (see also: album cover) and they'll put out a real single in a week or two

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

this apparently leaked late tonight -- assume it will get posted during tomorrow's hype cycle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v2hF0BVBA4

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

it sounds like belle & sebastian or something

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

also these guys are dickheads

(unrelated)

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

damn, that is really really boring.

mark e, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

i am of course referring to the track, not jordans opinion.

mark e, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

"I Found a Whistle" is def one of their best tracks. "Something's Missing" was another highlight from that record. Love love love the Jackson 5-style outro hook.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 21 March 2014 15:48 (three years ago) Permalink

congratulations to treeship

Little Nicky Pizza loved that rascal Rust (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 21 March 2014 15:50 (three years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

treeship otm this is a forgotten masterpiece and idk why

when is the new Jim O'Rourke album coming out (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 5 February 2015 09:56 (three years ago) Permalink

i understand the circumstances i guess. first album crossed over, indie world turned on them and didn't pay attention to this record, and none of the songs were hits.

when is the new Jim O'Rourke album coming out (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 5 February 2015 09:58 (three years ago) Permalink

this album is totally top 10 cover art for me

maybe one day i'll listen to it

don't ask me why i posted this (electricsound), Thursday, 5 February 2015 10:28 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

new single. sounds better than anything on the 2013 s/t. bumping this thread because Congratulations is a criminally underrated record.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtL5oMyBHPs

flappy bird, Tuesday, 17 October 2017 18:05 (four months ago) Permalink

i love all their records Congratulations is probably my favorite.

but this song is a little boring

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 17 October 2017 19:50 (four months ago) Permalink

I found the s/t really dull & badly produced... this is at least nice on the ears, warm synths... but I feel that they really were poisoned by the harsh rejection of Congratulations. Such a shame, that record is so so fucking great.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 17 October 2017 20:59 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah "Something's Missing" is all time imo. sort of existing in a glorious psychedelic nexus between Jackson 5 and Pink Floyd. the build up and that final chorus is so beautiful, and the A/B structure of the thing is so perfect.

"I Found a Whistle" has that utopian pop thing going for it but w really cool production and backwards sounds and stuff. a lot of this record feels very "Clouds Taste Metallic". maybe hearkening back to the space gospel of "They Punctured My Yolk". i think they hit this feeling in the first album with "The Youth" (probably my 2nd favorite track from that album after "Weekend Warriors").

the title track is so perfect. it has that sweeping-the-floor feel to it. it is the sound of a champagne bottle popping, hittin' the dusty trail. spare acoustic guitar and drums, with little rainshowers of synths, like tiny digital fireworks. it is so pleasing to listen to. this really scratches that Roxy Music itch, of truly futuristic pop.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:09 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah otm, especially about the title track "sweeping the floor" feel. it's such a beautiful song, an instant classic in a way. all about that descending bass line.

my favorite has always been "Song for Dan Treacy." completely manic and catchy and just fucking fun, those Scooby Doo synths on the chorus. & the thing jolts from section to section and actually gets better. "It's Working" is a great opener, too. "Siberian Breaks" - again, brilliant, and something they'll probably never attempt again because they got slapped for it in 2010.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:12 (four months ago) Permalink

Best album of 2010

Treeship, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:28 (four months ago) Permalink

"It's Working" is a great opener, too

yes <3 the harpsichord, the slowed down "Be My Baby" bit, dream pop production, all of it. so good!

my favorite has always been "Song for Dan Treacy."

"he made his mind up" is such a killer hook! im amazed at their ability to write these weird kind of askew and wandering melodies that end up actually being super catchy. good lyrics too. i love this band, Treeship OTM

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:44 (four months ago) Permalink

Alien Days from the s/t is as good as anything from Congratulations but otherwise it was really dire

these days I think I would take Congratulations over any Flaming Lips album

ufo, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 01:45 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm so happy the tide seems to be turning on the reputation of this album.

Treeship, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 01:49 (four months ago) Permalink

lol connan mockasin in that video tho

sunkengarden, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 19:27 (four months ago) Permalink

this is the best album of the 2000s. that's an exaggeration, but seriously. I'm going to continue to flog this particular horse until it magically comes back to life.

― Treeship, Friday, March 21, 2014 1:43 AM (three years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my life has meaning now

Treeship, Friday, 20 October 2017 23:02 (four months ago) Permalink

Ah I had totally forgotten this band ! Never listened to Congratulations. I might give it try.

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 21 October 2017 10:03 (four months ago) Permalink

Ah I had totally forgotten this band ! Never listened to Congratulations. I might give it try.

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 21 October 2017 10:07 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

new song

MGMT have shared a new song called “When You Die.” Take a listen below, and also check out its corresponding psychedelic music video. MGMT recently shared the visual for their new song “Little Dark Age,” the title track off their forthcoming fourth record. The album is due out in February according to the New Yorker; while its release date and tracklist have yet to be announced, the group have been performing new tracks from the record while on tour. Little Dark Age is the follow-up to the band’s 2013 self-titled LP. Read Pitchfork’s 2013 interview with MGMT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmozGmGoJuw

flappy bird, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 18:26 (two months ago) Permalink

hmmm i like this song! came up on my release radar and was into it before i even checked to see who it was

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 22:14 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

there's a brief interview in the new Rolling Stone. describes Congratulations as a "disappointing experimental album" that alienated "fans, critics, and even their record label." apparently they handed the new album in to Columbia last April, and were told it wouldn't come out until this month. they have one more record left on their contract & are eager to not be on a major label. made me kinda sad. the piece says the record is their most poppy since Oracular Spectacular, praise that I don't know how to take. makes me equally excited and nervous. from the end of the piece:

"I would love to just go straight from fucking around in my attic to putting something on YouTube," says VanWyngarden. Goldwasser has an even bolder vision: "Maybe instead of putting out an album, we'll put out an immersive art installation where you go into a house and each room is a different musical landscape. We can enter the David Byrne era of our career."

flappy bird, Saturday, 3 February 2018 21:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

new album is pretty good not my favorite but it will grow on me for sure. feels a lot like the first album at times. lots of 80s style synth pop here w the standard Pink Floyd Lite subject matter. a few tracks remind me of "I Wear My Sunglasses at Night" or something. like the song about looking at your phone is actually really cool. "Me and Michael" is better than "Kids" and probably gonna make them a lot of licensing dough. the song seriously rules. lyrics, chorus, all of it, feels like a lost 80s classic.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:47 (one week ago) Permalink

"When You're Small" bringing heavy "The Wall" vibes

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:51 (one week ago) Permalink

First listen “James” is the one I like the best. Also like the goth vibes in some of these but they usually mess up the landing for me. They have a great idea somewhere inside the songs and sometimes the section transitions are a bit awkward.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:58 (one week ago) Permalink

The opener is very Yellow Magic Orchestra. Sounds great.

kitchen person, Saturday, 10 February 2018 06:13 (one week ago) Permalink

This is surprisingly great. Can definitely hear Ariel Pink's input.

triggercut, Saturday, 10 February 2018 06:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Great new album, sounds like a different band other than the vocals. Obviously Congratulations is one of the albums of the decade.

PaulTMA, Saturday, 10 February 2018 16:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Wow really enjoying this new album. Never been a big fan other than some songs from Congratulations

Really solid, engaging listen. And as stated upthread "Me and Michael" is an all-timer

bunny slopes, Saturday, 10 February 2018 19:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Man I’ve given these guys so many second chances cause their first was so good, but this might be the last

calstars, Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Me And Michael video is something special
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTHHeIAYfuU

PaulTMA, Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:36 (one week ago) Permalink

"Me and Michael" is so good! i listened to it walking home earlier in the rain. masterful. might be one of the best retro 80s synthpop songs of all time. great video too! <3 the Cronenberg phone cases.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Also like the goth vibes in some of these but they usually mess up the landing for me

yeah tbh i was expecting more dark synthpop from the marketing. not quite that dark compared to something like Fad Gadget or The Cure or something. for instance the Ariel Pink song just sounds like a regular song but they are singing about death so now it's goth.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I love this album. I really didn't see this coming at all!

kitchen person, Sunday, 11 February 2018 06:09 (one week ago) Permalink

My son is obsessed with this album. It apparently has very high meme value among the teenager set.

Moodles, Sunday, 11 February 2018 06:15 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm really into this

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 11 February 2018 07:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Hey, I haven’t heard the new record yet, but I just wanted to pop in and say that, um, based on the evidence of this thread 2010 ILX was pretty mean and bad.

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Sunday, 11 February 2018 07:37 (one week ago) Permalink

wow, Me and Michael is something!

niels, Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:50 (one week ago) Permalink

^^

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Liked the debut a lot

Loved "Congratulations"

Left totally cold by album 3

Totally stunned by this one. I cannot stop listening to it! If "Me and Michael" isn't my most listened track of 2018, it's gonna be a helluva year.

Davey D, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 04:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Liked the debut a lot

Loved "Congratulations"

Left totally cold by album 3

this is exactly how i feel. so i'm very excited to hear this new one in full tonite

flappy bird, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 04:19 (one week ago) Permalink

That's similar to my feelings, but I only really loved the three hits from the first album. The new one has overtaken Congratulations as my favourite album of theirs. The year's first big surprise.

kitchen person, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:03 (one week ago) Permalink

i still love Congratulations above all. the new album is nice but feels way too short. 5 songs i love and the other 5, eh, they're ok.

the whole stretch "Me and Michael"/"TSLAMP"/"James" is the highlight of the record imo. "Me and Michael" absolutely rules and this can't be stated enough. those lead synths are so sparkly!

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 13:06 (one week ago) Permalink

excited to check this out but i just heard a new track by simon doom and it was the worst thing ive ever heard

kurt schwitterz, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:18 (one week ago) Permalink

excited to hear remixes when they come out, keep me posted thx

davey, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:06 (one week ago) Permalink

^ full album

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:16 (one week ago) Permalink

I think I like the True Faith version of Me and Michael even more. https://youtu.be/_zK_m6EgVSQ

SA, Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:34 (six days ago) Permalink

congratulations to MGMT

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:36 (six days ago) Permalink

When you die is solid

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 16 February 2018 20:19 (five days ago) Permalink

the way album ends, when all of "Hand It Over" goes thru a super intense flanger, is really awesome, amazing ear candy for me

need to listen to this more before i comment further

flappy bird, Sunday, 18 February 2018 04:24 (three days ago) Permalink


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