MGMT announces new self-titled album

06.25.13 5 years ago


MGMT are preparing to release their third full-length album, which is self-titled, on Sept. 17. Originating members Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser recorded “MGMT” with producer Dave Fridmann, who also co-produced 2008″s “Oracular Spectacular” and 2010″s “Congratulations.”

The 10-track Columbia album includes one cover, of Faine Jade’s “Introspection,” which “directly mirrors the duo’s encompassing surrealist view of the everyday,” according to a release.

MGMT dropped the album’s opener “Alien Days” during Record Store Day, on limited edition cassette, because, yeah, sure, cassettes. The pop-dance-psych band “have begun assembling a variety of unique visual elements” for videos and live shows, courtesy of “video instrumentalist” Alejandro Crawford, Andrew Benson, Emilio Gomariz, Geoffrey Lillemon, and Chris Timms. “Your Life Is a Lie” will be the first music video release, with director Tom Kuntz at the controls.

MGMT are currently on tour and will head overseas this fall as well. More tour dates for this winter will be announced in July.

Here is the tracklist for “MGMT”:

Alien Days                          
Cool Song No. 2                                  
Mystery Disease                              
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

European Tour Dates (Guards supporting):

September 26  Cologne, Germany          Live Music Hall
September 27  Brussels, Belgium           AB
September 29  Stockholm, Sweden        Cirkus
September 30  Oslo, Norway                  SentrumScene                                              
October 1        Copenhagen, Denmark   Vega Main Hall
October 3        Berlin, Germany             Astra Kulturhaus
October 4        Vienna, Austria                Gasometer
October 5        Munich, Germany           Kesselhaus
October 6        Zurich, Switzerland         Komplex 457
October 8        Paris, France                     Olympia
October 9        Hamburg, Germany         Docks
October 10      Utrecht, Netherlands       Vredenburg Leidsche
October 12      Glasgow, UK                   02 ABC
October 13      Wolverhampton, UK      Civic Hall
October 14      Manchester, UK               O2 Apollo Manchester
October 16      London, UK                     Forum
October 19      Dublin, Ireland                Olympia Theatre

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