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MGMT To Release New Self-Titled Album This September

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After spending months at a makeshift recording studio set up in a cabin outside of Buffalo, N.Y., MGMT has emerged with the band’s third full-length album, a self-titled collection scheduled for release on September 17 from Columbia Records.

Unlike the band’s polarizing second album Congratulations, which was made with a full band, the new album was recorded entirely by core members Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, much like MGMT’s highly regarded debut, Oracular Spectacular, which includes the hits “Kids” and “Electric Feel.”

“We’re not trying to make music that everyone understands the first time they hear it,” Goldwasser told Rolling Stone back in January of this year, stating that the new music is influenced by house music and experimental electronic artist Aphex Twin.

Among the new songs is first single “Alien Days,” which debuted on a special cassette release for Record Store Day 2013. There is also a cover of obscure ‘60s garage rockers Faine Jade’s song “Introspection.”

 

MGMT tracklist:

  1. Alien Days
  2. Cool Song No 2
  3. Mystery Disease
  4. Introspection
  5.  Your Life Is a Lie
  6.  A Good Sadness
  7.  Astro-Mancy
  8.  I Love You to Death
  9.  Plenty Of Girls in the Sea
  10. An Orphan of Fortune

MGMT also will perform a string of American tour dates over the summer, including stops at Milwaukee’s Summer Fest (July 3) and the FYF Fest in Los Angeles (August 25).

MGMT 2013 tour dates:
07/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/05-07 – Kelona, BC @ Keloha Festival
07/09 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Fest
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 @ Cosmopolitan
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
09/26 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall *
09/27 – Brussels, BE @ AB *
09/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus *
09/30 – Oslo, NO @ SentrumScene *
10/01 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Music Hall *
10/03 – Berlin, DE @ Astra *
10/04 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer *
10/05 – Munich, DE @ Kesselhaus *
10/06 – Zurich, CH @ Komplex 457 *
10/08 – Paris, FR @ Olympia *
10/09 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks *
10/10 – Utrecht, NL @ Vredenburg Leidsche *
10/12 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC *
10/13 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall *
10/14 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo *
10/16 – London, UK @ Forum *
10/19 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre *

* = with Guards

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