[news] MGMT announce new album, something something LSD space aliens

Plus a bunch of tour dates.

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- Jun 25, 2013

Because this is not the 80s and MGMT are not a hair metal band, they will probably never release an album called Under New MGMT, or The MGMT is In, or Slippery When MGMT. We will have to settle for plain old MGMT, their new self-titled album out September 17th on Columbia Records.

It was recorded entirely by founding members Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, presumably because they harvested all the Neutreono Krystals they needed from the band that played on 2010's Congratulations. And in case you thought there could be a MGMT news post without the band announcing some psychedelic shit, how about this: Pitchfork reports that the album includes “The Optimizer,” which “provides listeners of the album with a simultaneous aural and optical listening experience featuring video and CGI work.” I know what you're thinking, and the answer is yes, we need a new Windows Media Player for this generation's stoned teens. How else are they supposed to have religious experiences?

Below, listen to the still very good Record Store Day single “Alien Days” (which will appear on MGMT) and check out the band's tour and tracklist from the new album.

Tour Dates

07/03 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
07/05-07 - Kelona, British Columbia - Waterfront Park
07/09 - Quebec City, Quebec - Quebec City Summer Festival
07/12 - Lansing, MI - Common Ground Music Festival
07/13 - Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival
08/24 - Monterey, CA - First City Festival
08/25 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
08/26 - Las Vegas, NV - Cosmopoliton
08/29 - Davis, CA - Mondavi Center
08/31 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater
09/01 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheater
09/02 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot
09/04 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
09/05 - Salt Lake City, UT - Twilight Concert Series
09/06 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
09/26 - Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall *
09/27 - Brussels, Belgium - AB *
09/29 - Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus *
09/30 - Oslo, Norway - SentrumScene *
10/01 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Main Hall *
10/03 - Berlin, Germany - Astra Kulturhaus *
10/04 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer *
10/05 - Munich, Germany - Kesselhaus *
10/06 - Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex 457 *
10/08 - Paris, France - Olympia *
10/09 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks *
10/10 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Vredenburg Leidsche *
10/12 - Glasgow, Scotland - 02 ABC *
10/13 - Wolverhampton, England - Civic Hall *
10/14 - Manchester, England  - O2 Apollo Manchester *
10/16 - London, England  - Forum *
10/19 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre *

* with Guards

MGMT

01) Alien Days
02) Cool Song No. 2
03) Mystery Disease
04) Introspection
05) Your Life Is a Lie
06) A Good Sadness
07) Astro-Mancy
08) I Love You Too, Death
09) Plenty Of Girls in the Sea
10) An Orphan of Fortune

 

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