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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Cunga, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 23:32 (nine 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

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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 (eight years ago) Permalink

Congratulations on your new single MGMT!

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

this track sounds a lot like an Hot Cheap song

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

it sounds like belle & sebastian or something

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

also these guys are dickheads

(unrelated)

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

damn, that is really really boring.

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

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

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

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

davey, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=3OVr1rt3Dxw

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

^ full album

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:16 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

congratulations to MGMT

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

When you die is solid

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 16 February 2018 20:19 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink

It's too soon to poll this album, isn't it? I'm feeling a very strong attachment to at least half of these songs after listening to the album for the last 2 weeks.
Have I totally slept on this band (I've never listened to an MGMT album before, with the exception of their LateNightTales mix) or did they suddenly get really good?

enochroot, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

no they released their masterpiece 8 years ago

this album is good but i fear too little too late... this should've come out in 2013

flappy bird, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

I dunno, I'm a big Congrats fan but I think the new one towers above it.

Davey D, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

Lou Reed Turned Down an MGMT Collaboration, Told Them to Fire Their Managers: The band say they asked the late icon to appear on Congratulations

While talking about working on the album, they revealed that they approached Lou Reed to contribute vocals to their track “Lady Dada’s Nightmare.” “He pretty much said it didn’t need it,” they reveal. “And then he talked about how we also didn’t need managers, and our managers were there.” Soon after, they ran into Reed at a dog show (where they were dressed as dandies)

flappy bird, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

When your small is like people are strange meets pink Floyd. Love the lyric about curling into a ball, funny song

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

The bubbling synths on James are a lot like the style stereolab used on ffs - interlock iirc

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

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

My 13-yr-old as well. I'm taking him and his younger brother to see them in Nashville next month, should be fun. (I like the album a lot, too.)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 20:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

love the sonic details on this album, like the cartoon falling down stairs piano on "when you're small" and the Wendy Carlos clockwork orange styled synth parts on "Hand It Over"

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 2 March 2018 02:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

this album is brilliant. love, love, love "When You Die."

Bee OK, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

The concert last night was as much fun as I expected. Did most of the new album, plus four Oracular, two from Congratulations and "Alien Days." (Plus a cover of "The Neverending Story.") "Flash Delirium" in concert is A+. My kids loved the whole show.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Monday, 12 March 2018 21:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

that sounds like an awesome time. i didn't know if they were a good live band or not but it does sound like a hell of a time.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 02:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, tight band, great light show, they put a lot of work into it. It helped that the hall has great acoustics, but they sounded great.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 03:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

i'm buying tickets tomorrow and probably wouldn't have if Tipsy didn't say how good they were live. so thanks Tipsy Morthra!

Bee OK, Friday, 16 March 2018 00:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

Me and Michael wouldn't sound out of place on an old school M83 record

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 16 March 2018 02:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'm officially going, so stoked for this

Bee OK, Friday, 16 March 2018 21:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

"I’m not that nice
I’m mean and I’m evil
Don’t call me nice"

Bee OK, Saturday, 31 March 2018 18:28 (six months ago) Permalink

i can't stop playing this album.

Bee OK, Saturday, 31 March 2018 18:28 (six months ago) Permalink

"GO. FUCK. YOUR. SELF. U. HERD. ME. RIGHT."

brendon urine (diamonddave85), Saturday, 31 March 2018 19:29 (six months ago) Permalink

This is growing on me

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 31 March 2018 21:49 (six months ago) Permalink

the only indie album I have on rotation

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Monday, 2 April 2018 00:12 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

going to see these guys in one week, i'm so excited. i now know the new album inside and out. i actually don't know Congratulation that well, only the debut and the new album.

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2018 01:49 (five months ago) Permalink

You should listen to it, it's one of the best albums of the decade

PaulTMA, Thursday, 10 May 2018 15:39 (five months ago) Permalink

"Flash Delirium" in particular is my favorite MGMT song. (And video.)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 10 May 2018 16:17 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah it really is. title track, song for dan treacy, it's working are all completely classic

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 May 2018 16:51 (five months ago) Permalink

Buddy saw them and said they did a video mocking those who only like their 3 huge hits. Yeah - only the hits you made your careers on :-/

Depressed and impressed (Ross), Monday, 14 May 2018 19:47 (five months ago) Permalink

seeing these guys tonight, so excited. have no idea what to expect.

Bee OK, Thursday, 17 May 2018 01:46 (five months ago) Permalink

It'll be good!

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 17 May 2018 03:26 (five months ago) Permalink

at The Observatory Orange County, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

1. She Works Out Too Much
2. Little Dark Age
3. When You Die
4. Time to Pretend
5. James
6. Alien Days
7. Flash Delirium
8. Kids
9. The Youth
10. TSLAMP
11. Electric Feel
12. Me and Michael
13. Hand It Over

Encore:

14. When You're Small
15. Congratulations

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:01 (five months ago) Permalink

May 16, 2018

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:04 (five months ago) Permalink

the show was amazing. it leaned heavily on the new album witch was fine with me. it was all techno color and made you want to dance. the did play their three big hits and the place was packed. they had video going on with a smaller HD screen in front of a bigger screen and flashed all sorts of stuff on it. they were pretty psychedelic for the most part. fun show and will see these guys again. they should be massive in this type of music climatic (2018).

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:11 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgGN_G7cU6k

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:11 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycCPRVCoA9c

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:21 (five months ago) Permalink

ending with Congratulations is so perfect

flappy bird, Friday, 18 May 2018 04:22 (five months ago) Permalink

MGMT on Jimmy Kimmel last night:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6g4_ZiT694

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:50 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh then they played an extended set:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pslYctuASsU

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:54 (five months ago) Permalink

^^^May 17, 2018 Jimmy Kimmel:

1. Little Dark Age
2. When You Die
3. James
4. TSLAMP
5. Me and Michael

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:56 (five months ago) Permalink

is anyone on here seeing them in Hollywood tonight?

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:57 (five months ago) Permalink

they played the same set but closed the show with "Siberian Breaks" instead. "Congratulations" was also played but was the last song before the Encore instead.

Bee OK, Sunday, 20 May 2018 00:11 (five months ago) Permalink

Congratulations to MGMT

Music is confidence (Ross), Sunday, 20 May 2018 00:12 (five months ago) Permalink

Sick encore

flappy bird, Sunday, 20 May 2018 04:53 (five months ago) Permalink


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