MGMT to Release "MGMT" on September 17
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:11:14
MGMT will return this fall with their self-titled third studio album - MGMT. The album is set to be released on September 17. The record finds Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser continuing to push themselves to expand the boundaries of modern pop music.
Andrew and Ben experimented with various in-studio writing processes, allowing the music to tell them where it wanted to go. The result is a diverse and powerful collection of 10 songs --including a cover of "Introspection" by 1960’s psych band Faine Jade-- that directly mirrors the duo's encompassing surrealist view of the everyday.
In preparation for the highly anticipated release of MGMT, the band has begun assembling a variety of unique visual elements to accompany and illuminate the new music via "the Optimizer."
What the hell is that? Well, we'll tell you.
Produced by MGMT live show video instrumentalist Alejandro Crawford, "the Optimizer" provides listeners of the album with a simultaneously aural & optical listening experience featuring video and CGI work by Andrew Benson, Emilio Gomariz, Geoffrey Lillemon, and Chris Timms. "the Optimizer" is part of an enhanced album package available on all commercial formats.
Cool Song No. 2
Your Life Is a Lie
A Good Sadness
I Love You Too, Death
Plenty Of Girls In the Sea
An Orphan Of Fortune
North American Tour Dates:
July 3 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest/BMO Harris Bank
July 5-7 Kelowna, CA Keloha Music & Arts Festival
July 9 Quebec, ON Festival D’Ete International De Quebec
July 12 Lansing, MI Common Ground Music Festival
July 13 Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival
August 24 Monterey, CA Monterey County Fairgrounds
August 25 Los Angeles, CA FYF Festival
August 26 Las Vegas, NV The Pool at The Cosmopolitan
August 29 Davis, CA Mondavi Center
August 31 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre
September 1 Troutdale, OR Edgefield Amphitheatre
September 2 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival
September 4 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
September 5 Salt Lake City, UT Twilight Concert Series
September 6 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
Who's stoked about new MGMT and "the Optimizer?"