"Congratulations" in order for MGMT (Updated 12/20/13)
Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden helped to create one of the most talked about bands in the world – a group whose blend of electroic rock and psychedelic pop captured the imagination of a global fan base and even one Sir Paul McCartney, who picked MGMT to open for him in 2009.
Initially called "The Management," the group who came to be known as MGMT was powered by their 2005 EP "Time to Pretend," and signed by Columbia Records prior to the release of their debut album "Oracular Spectacular" in 2007. That disc immediately helped the band draw comparisons to the Flaming Lips and Muse, and the first track, "Time to Pretend," was later named by Rolling Stone as the third best song of 2008.
As far as MGMT was concerned, "Oracular" really was no time to pretend. The group was on the verge of a breakout, thanks to other major singles like "Electric Feel" and "Kids," the New Order-inspired track that helped push the band into the mainstream. They became so big so fast they eventually got tangled up in a lawsuit against the French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who used the song "Kids" in campaign videos and conferences without permission. The case was settled when Sarkozy's party agreed to donate money to various musicians' charities.
MGMT took home two awards at the 52nd Annual Grammys in 2010 for Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance by a Duo (for "Kids"). Their second album, "Congratulations," rolled out in 2010, and was followed in 2013 by the eponymous album "MGMT."
New MGMT Album & Tour On The Way
MGMT Concert Tickets & Tour Dates MGMT Concerts MGMT Video for "Cool Song No. 2" MGMT Tour MGMT, the psychedelic rock band hailing from New England, have released their third album and announced a fall tour in support of the self-titled record. MGMT was released this week, and MGMT tour dates are planned in the…Read more
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