MGMT's LITTLE DARK AGE Out Today
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:27:28
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT MONTH
MGMT's long awaited fourth album is finally out today! Little Dark Age was produced by MGMT, Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift, Kelela, Blood Orange), and long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Spoon, Tame Impala). The band will embark on a headlining world tour in early March, including 2-nights in Seattle and Chicago, 3-nights in Brooklyn and more. Complete list of tour dates available below.
Earlier this month MGMT released a behind-the-scenes video chronicling the making of Little Dark Age at Tarbox Road Studios in Cassadaga, NY. Watch here. MGMT has also made available the lyric video for the enchanting track "Hand It Over". Listen HERE. The group previously released the visuals for shadowy title track, "Little Dark Age," watch HERE, and "When You Die", a dream-like journey through the cycles of life. Watch HERE.
Formed in 2002, MGMT released their influential, Grammy-nominated, debut album Oracular Spectacular in 2007. This was followed by 2010's Congratulations and 2013's self-titled album MGMT.
What people are saying about Little Dark Age:
"MGMT have once more delivered an off-kilter, challenging and very addictive album with Little Dark Age." - AP
"The East Coast psych-pop duo MGMT trades big hooks for stacks of gauzy synths on its fourth album, which nudges the group's sound into the electric bedroom-pop space championed by off-ball auteurs like Ariel Pink and Gary Wilson. You're gonna want this one around when the winter chill subsides." - New York Magazine
"It's packed with apocalyptic synth jams ('Little Dark Age') and-for when all the dust has settled- quaint acoustic gems ('When You Die'). And twinkling standout 'Me and Michael' wouldn't sound out of place in a John Hughes flick." - People Magazine
"The duo's delight in sound itself is often infectious. The album is a riot of vintage synthesizers, dubby effects, and sumptuously gated snares, and they round out that '80s fixation with just the right amount of psych-pop. Flangers flange, phasers phase, and the stereo panning spins like a Tilt-a-Whirl, but for once, the bells and whistles don't drown out the songwriting." - Pitchfork
"Your favorite synth-poppers for the past decade have returned with an exhilarating album that keeps listeners dancing on the tops of their toes." - MTV
"It's been five long years, but the much-anticipated MGMT comeback has reached its apex with the release of their fourth album, and it's a winner." - UPROXX
"You can tell they are having a little bit more fun, and not so much deep in their own heads. It's all the more interesting that it's inspired by the election...Listening to Little Dark Age I can tell they are the same people, but they grew up a little bit" - NPR
"It's a really fun record, and one that still honors MGMT's outsider influences. It's the kind of album that MGMT always seemed destined to make." - Brooklyn Vegan
"'Me and Michael' and 'James' luxuriate in openhearted Eighties-synth romanticism, while the caustically pretty 'When You Die' re-imagines the Mamas & the Papas as cranky black-sunglasses droogies...Other songs, like the bath time-for-Cylons exotica dreamweave 'Days That Got Away,' fuse the zonked interiority of their last two LPs with Oracular's amiable groove-drift." - Rolling Stone