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Metronomy Surprise Release New EP

Posse EP Volume 1 Out Now

Sep 15, 2021

Metronomy have surprise released a new EP, Posse EP Volume 1. It features collaborations with artists Pinty, Biig Piig, Sorry, Brian Nasty, Folly Group, and spill tab. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Kings of Convenience, Faye Webster, Piroshka, and More

Plus black midi, CHAI, Squid, Anika, Hiatus Kaiyote, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 30, 2021

Welcome to the 16th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week President Biden celebrated 100 days in office with a speech to Congress that laid out his accomplishments (including a successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccines) and ambitious future plans. More

Apr 29, 2021

Cola Boyy (aka Matthew Urango) has shared a video for his new song “Kid Born in Space.” The song features Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, along with additional production by Patrick Wimberly of Chairlift. The single is out now MGMT’s new label, MGMT Records, in conjunction with the French label Record Makers. More

Metronomy Share MGMT Remix of “The Look”

The English Riviera: 10th Anniversary Edition Due Out April 30 via Because Music

Mar 25, 2021

Metronomy have shared an MGMT remix of their iconic 2011 song “The Look.” It will be featured on the 10th anniversary edition of their album The English Riviera, alongside six other unreleased songs from that era. More

Django Django Share Video for New Song “Free From Gravity”

Glowing in the Dark Due Out February 12 via Because Music

Jan 21, 2021

Django Django are releasing a new album, Glowing in the Dark, February 12 via Because Music. Now they have shared another song from it, “Free From Gravity,” via a video for it that features a young alien. James Canty directed the video. More

The Avalanches Share Video for “The Divine Chord” Featuring MGMT and Johnny Marr

Also Stream the New Album We Will Always Love You and Read Our Review of It

Dec 11, 2020

Australia’s The Avalanches (Tony Di Blasi and Robbie Chater) have released a new album, We Will Always Love You, today via Astralwerks. Now they have shared a video for the album’s “The Divine Chord,” which features MGMT and Johnny Marr. And now that the album’s out you can stream it here. And today we posted our review of it. More

Oct 14, 2020

Django Django shared a new song, “Spirals,” in September. Now they have shared a remix of the song by MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser), who stretch out the song to nearly eight minutes. It was shared via a Gemma Yin-directed video. More

Soccer Mommy Announces Singles Series, Trades Covers with Jay Som

Jay Som Covers Soccer Mommy’s “lucy” and Soccer Mommy Covers Jay Som’s “I Think You’re Alright”

May 21, 2020

Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison) is the gift that just keeps on giving. After spearheading an 8-bit animated tour, she has now launched the Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series. It kicks off with Soccer Mommy and Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) trading covers More

MGMT Share New Song “As You Move Through the World”

Seven-and-a-Half-Minute Mostly Instrumental Song

Mar 20, 2020

MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) have shared a brand new song, “As You Move Through the World.” It’s a seven-and-a-half-minute mainly instrumental song. More

MGMT Share Video for New Song “In the Afternoon”

The Band’s First Ever Independent Release Due Out on 12-Inch in March 2020

Dec 11, 2019

MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) have shared a brand new song, “In the Afternoon,” via a video for the track. More

Watch MGMT Perform “Little Dark Age” and Four Other Songs on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Plus They Did "When You Die," "James," "TSLAMP," and "Me and Michael"

May 18, 2018

MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) released a new album, Little Dark Age, back in March via Columbia. Last night they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform title track “Little Dark Age” on the show’s outdoor stage. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2018 Issue with Courtney Barnett on the Cover

Issue 63 Also Includes Interviews with MGMT, The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fleet Foxes, Parquet Courts, Noel Gallagher, Spoon, and More

Mar 28, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2018 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar’s app and the magazine apps Readly and Zinio. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. The issue features Courtney Barnett on the cover. More

Watch MGMT’s 1980s Styled Performance of “Me and Michael” on “Stephen Colbert”

Plus They Did "Electric Feel" with House Band Jon Batiste & Stay Human

Feb 27, 2018

MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) released a new album, Little Dark Age, earlier in the month via Columbia. Last night they stopped by The Last Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “Me and Michael.” Befitting the album’s 1980s vibe, the performance was filmed and edited to resemble a TV performance from the greed-is-good decade, complete with VHS static and cheesy wipes. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: MGMT, U.S. Girls, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and More

Plus Marlon Williams, Ought, Titus Andronicus, El Perro Del Mar, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 09, 2018

It was a lighter week for exciting new tracks this week. So for this week’s Songs of the Week we only have a Top 7. Our #1 is jokingly presented as a cover (or a rip off of another artist’s song), but it’s not. There are quite a few actual covers in the honorable mentions however. More

Stream the new Album by MGMT - “Little Dark Age”

Little Dark Age Out Now via Columbia

Feb 09, 2018

MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) released a new album, Little Dark Age, today via Columbia. Now you can stream the whole album below. More

MGMT Share Weird and Funny Video for New Song “Me and Michael”

Little Dark Age Due Out February 9 via Columbia (Plus Hear True Faith's Version of the Song)

Feb 07, 2018

MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) are releasing a new album, Little Dark Age, this Friday (February 9) via Columbia. Now they have shared a video for another song from the album, “Me and Michael.” Joey Frank and Randy Maitland directed the weird and funny video, in which MGMT rip off the song from the Filipino band True Faith. More

Jan 16, 2018

MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) are releasing a new album, Little Dark Age, next month. Previously the release date was up in the air, but now it’s been confirmed as February 9 (via Columbia). They have also shared the album’s tracklist and cover art. Plus they have announced some tour dates and shared a behind the scenes video. More

MGMT Share Lyric Video for New Song “Hand It Over”

Little Dark Age Due Out in February

Jan 05, 2018

MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) are releasing a new album, Little Dark Age, next month (the exact release date is TBA). More

MGMT Share Trippy Video for New Song “When You Die”

Little Dark Age Due Out in February, Video Stars Alex Karpovsky

Dec 12, 2017

MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) are releasing a new album, Little Dark Age, early next year. Previously they shared a gothic video for the album’s title track, “Little Dark Age.” Now they have shared another song from the album, “When You Die,” via a trippy video that stars actor Alex Karpovsky (Girls) as a struggling magician. More

MGMT Share Gothic Video for New Song “Little Dark Age”

Little Dark Age Due Out in Early 2018

Oct 17, 2017

MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) have shared a video for a brand new song, “Little Dark Age.” The song is the title track to the band’s next album, their fourth, which is due out in early 2018 (the exact release date is TBA). More

Dec 09, 2016

Spider-Man has been rebooted again and hopefully this time they’ll get it right now that he’s officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland made his debut as a teenaged Peter Parker/Spider-Man in this year’s Captain America: Civil War and on July 7, 2017 he gets his own movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming. More

Jul 18, 2016

Alan Vega of protopunk legends Suicide passed away in his sleep Saturday night. In response MGMT have shared a cover of Alan Vega’s “Goodbye Darling,” which was on Vega’s third solo album, 1983’s Saturn Strip. More

Jul 09, 2014

Comic-con seems to get bigger every year. Not only are performers flocking to the major geek-convention, but it seems they’re playing some larger than life venues. More

Watch: MGMT on “Conan”

Perform "Cool Song No. 2"

Apr 15, 2014

Still adhering to their own standard of weird, MGMT stopped by the set of Conan last night as the evening’s musical guest. More

Nov 15, 2013

In the fall of 2010, an article came out in the U.K. announcing that MGMT‘s creative license had expired. More

Nov 14, 2013

“This is our decision/To live fast and die young/We’ve got the vision/Now let’s have some fun.” Those words, taken from MGMT‘s 2008 breakout single “Time to Pretend,” have become a rallying cry of sorts, a party-‘til-you-die anthem for people who want to dream big and party defiantly. More

Watch: MGMT – “Alien Days” Video

Self-Titled Album Out Now Via Columbia

Oct 31, 2013

Our cover artists MGMT are keepin’ it weird in the video for “Alien Days,” A cut from their recently released self-titled album. More

Watch: MGMT on “Jools Holland”

Perform "Your Life Is A Lie"

Oct 18, 2013

Last night Under the Radar cover stars MGMT brought the deliberate weirdness of their new self-titled album to the late night set of England’s Later…with Jools Holland. More

MGMT Want YOU to Play the Cowbell in England

Win Tickets To Perform With the Band

Oct 10, 2013

In England? Like MGMT? Play a mean cowbell? Great! The band wants you. More

Sep 17, 2013

With the release of their anticipated self-titled third today, MGMT have premiered a brand new music video for their track “Cool Song No. 2.” More

Sep 12, 2013

Last night, MGMT stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon where things immediately got weird More

Sep 09, 2013

On Sept. 17 MGMT will release their third full-length album, MGMT. More

Under the Radar’s September Issue, Featuring MGMT on the Cover, is on Newsstands Now

Also Features Interviews with Arctic Monkeys, Belle and Sebastian, Neko Case, Goldfrapp, of Montreal, Cults, Ride, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Merchant, AlunaGeorge, London Grammar, Chelsea Wolfe, and more

Sep 04, 2013

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the August/September 2013 issue, which is on newsstands now and will be out until mid/late-October. It features MGMT on the cover as well as interviews with Arctic Monkeys, Belle and Sebastian, Neko Case, Trentemøller, Ride, of Montreal, Cults, Goldfrapp, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Merchant, Crocodiles, Sebadoh, Medicine, Brie Larson, Chelsea Wolfe, The Dodos, Temples, London Grammar, AlunaGeorge, HAERTS, and much more.

Watch: MGMT Album Trailer

Self-Titled Album Out Sept. 17

Sep 04, 2013

Just a few weeks away from releasing their self-titled third album on Sept. 17, MGMT have premiered a short trailer for the record that is in true MGMT fashion, exceptionally weird. More

Watch: MGMT on “Letterman”

Perform "Your Life Is A Lie"

Aug 23, 2013

Last night MGMT brought a bit of awkward weirdness to the set of Dave Letterman’s Late Show, where the experimental duo performed their lead single “Your Life Is A Lie” from their forthcoming self-titled LP. More

Watch: MGMT - “Your Life Is A Lie” Video

And Now For Something Completely Different

Aug 05, 2013

Leading up to the release of their upcoming self-titled album, MGMT have unveiled a brand new music video featuring the record’s first single “Your Life Is A Lie.” More

Jul 22, 2013

Yup. That’s it: the new art work for MGMT’s self-titled third album. More

MGMT Announce Self-Titled LP

Arrives Sept. 17

Jun 25, 2013

MGMT have officially announced the release of their self-titled third LP, arriving Sept. 17 via Columbia. More

MGMT Announce European Tour Dates

New Album Coming Soon

Jun 17, 2013

While they have yet to reveal any definitive details pertaining to their forthcoming third album, MGMT have made announced plans for a European tour this fall. More

May 02, 2013

With a new album promising to make its way to listeners’ ears this summer, MGMT has been unleashing a series of new cuts. More

Apr 30, 2013

This past weekend psycehdelic pop duo MGMT performed at Penn State where they debuted a bit of new material from their upcoming third album. More

Listen: MGMT - “Alien Days”

Record Store Day Single

Apr 22, 2013

Over the weekend MGMT released a special Record Store Day track called “Alien Days.” More

Apr 18, 2013

This weekend on Record Store Day MGMT will release a special cassette single featuring an unreleased track called “Alien Days.” More

MGMT Announce Spring Tour

New Album Out This Year

Mar 05, 2013

With the follow-up to their 2010 album Congratulations tentatively scheduled for a release this June, MGMT‘s Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden have announced that they will embark on a North American tour starting in April. More

MGMT Ready New Self-Titled LP

Tentatively Scheduled For June Release

Jan 29, 2013

MGMT have revealed plans to release their follow-up to 2010’s Congratulations later this year. More

Watch: MGMT Cover Rolling Stones’ “Angie”

Also Perform “Alien Days”

Aug 06, 2012

Last night at the Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal, MGMT performed a cover of “Angie” by The Rolling Stones, as well as played “Alien Days.” More

Stream Fleetwood Mac Tribute Album

Featuring Best Coast, Lykke Li, Washed Out, and Others

Jul 30, 2012

For the past number of weeks tracks off the forthcoming Fleetwood Mac tribute album Just Tell That You Want Me have been trickling online, showcasing the talents of such contributing artists as Best Coast, MGMT, and others. More

Listen: MGMT and Anthony Cover Fleetwood Mac

Just Tell Me That You Want Me Out August 14

Jun 28, 2012

As previously announced, August 14 will see a release of a Fleetwood Mac tribute album, featuring the likes of Lykke Li, Tame Impala, MGMT, Antony and more, doing their takes on the band’s work. Now, thanks to the power of the internet, you can hear the latter two now. More

Nov 17, 2011

Check out MGMT’s new video for “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.” We have the clips. More

Sep 29, 2011

Last night Jimmy Fallon continued his weeklong musical tribute to the works of Pink Floyd with guests MGMT. More

The Shins and MGMT to Cover Pink Floyd on “Jimmy Fallon”

A Week of Tributes Starts This Monday

Sep 23, 2011

Next Week, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon is heading to the dark side of the moon. The talk show’s musical guests—which include the likes of The Shins and MGMT, will be covering Pink Floyd tracks. We have the details. More

Sep 15, 2011

As previously announced MGMT have been selected to curate a Late Night Tales compilation. In addition to tracks from the likes of Suicide, Television Personalities, and The Velvet Underground, the duo have thrown their hat in the ring, recording a cover of Bauhaus’ “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.” More

Check Out Photos from Day One of Outside Lands 2011 Including The Shins, MGMT, Best Coast, and more

Plus Toro Y Moi, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Release the Sunbird, and others

Aug 14, 2011

Check out photos from Day One of the Outside Lands Festival, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. The gallery includes photos of The Shins, MGMT, Toro Y Moi, Best Coast,Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Phantogram, and Release the Sunbird. More

Watch: MGMT Get What They Asked For… Shoes

Thousands of Shoes Thrown Onstage at Band at U.S. Open of Surfing

Aug 08, 2011

MGMT played a free show on Saturday in Huntington Beach, California for the U.S. Open of Surfing and had a couple thousand shoes thrown on the stage. More

Aug 03, 2011

MGMT has been tapped to curate a LateNightTales compilation. More

Arcade Fire, Phish, Muse Headline Outside Lands 2011 Fest

Lineup Also Includes The Black Keys and MGMT, Among Others

Apr 11, 2011

Outside Lands recruits a solid lineup for their 2011 fest. We have the details. More

Mar 02, 2011

MGMT aren’t done getting mileage out of last year’s sophomore album Congratulations. On March 15 the psychedelic duo will release The Congratulations Remixes EP. We have the details. More

Oct 30, 2010

Fun Fun Fun, Austin Texas’ DIY fest, has announced its line up. Going down Nobember 6th and 7th. artists participating include Under the Radar favorites Ariel Pink, Cults, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, MGMT and more. We have the full lineup. More

Iron & Wine to Release Single on Black Friday

Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Cee-Lo Green, MGMT, Grinderman, Sharon Jones, Black Keys, Metallica and More Issue Releases for Mini-Record Store Day

Oct 29, 2010

Next January, indie-folk mavens Iron & Wine will issue their fourth LP Kiss Each Other Clean through Warner Bros. in the U.S. and 4AD internationally. On November 26 (Black Friday), Sam Beam will also release a new three-track single, exclusively available at independent record shops. More

MGMT Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Play New Single "Congratulations" and Old Number "The Handshake"

Oct 19, 2010

MGMT stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night and performed two tracks. We have the clips. More

MGMT reveal their “Congratulations” Video

In the Desert with a Weird Dying Creature

Aug 24, 2010

The latest MGMT vid is pretty strange, but that’s as surprising as green grass, pink cotton candy, and blue skies. The “Congratulations” clip finds the psych-pop duo traversing a desert (another planet?), as their four-legged creature-pal disintegrates one body part at a time. We have the video. More

MoogFest Adds Hot Chip, Girl Talk, School of Seven Bells, Panda Bear, and many more to 2010 Lineup

Massive Attack, MGMT, Jónsi, Thievery Corporation and Several Others Confirmed to Perform

Aug 10, 2010

AC Entertainment released the still expanding Lineup for MoogFest, the three-day festival, celebrating the innovative vision of sonic pioneer, Robert Moog, will take place Halloween weekend, October 29-31 in Asheville, NC. The MoogFest 2010 weekend kicks off Friday, October 29, with performances by MGMT, Big Boi, Girl Talk, and others. Artists joining Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation and Jónsi for Saturday, October 30, includes Four Tet, Caribou, and Matmos. On the final day, Hot Chip and Pretty Lights will headline. Check out the complete lineup. More

New Brian Eno LP Announced on Warp

MGMT Surely Scratching Their Heads Again

Aug 03, 2010

Legendary musician/producer Brian Eno has announced a new record on Warp. More

Air Remixes MGMT

“It’s Working”

Jul 01, 2010

One side, a couple of scrappy psychedelic-loving kids from Brooklyn. On the other, two posh Parisians. Who didn’t see the MGMT/Air remix coming? Okay, we didn’t, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t excited. More

Videos of MGMT’s Acoustic Session from CD101

Includes “Song for Dan Treacy,” “Congratulations” and a cover of The Clean’s “Anything Could Happen”

Jun 21, 2010

MGMT stopped by CD101 in Columbus, OH and played an acoustic set featuring two songs from their new album Congratulations and a cover of The Clean’s “Anything Could Happen.” MGMT will also be on tour starting this Thursday. We have the videos and the tour dates.

MGMT Unveils New Video for “It’s Working”

The Strangest Photo Booth You’ve Ever Seen

Jun 15, 2010

True to their name, MGMT get to work in their new video for Congratulations track “It’s Working,” building an impossible machine. While not as disturbing as their clip for “Flash Delirium,” the band’s new video has its share of weirdness, as their strange device they construct seems to have the ability to both shrink people and change their sex (plus it makes ice cream!). We have the video. More

Video of Full MGMT Letterman Concert

Band Performs on the Show, Plus 10-Song Bonus Concert

May 12, 2010

MGMT performed live from the Ed Sullivan Theater last night for CBS’ new series Live on Letterman. At least 300 lucky fans were in attendance for the 50-minute concert. The band also performed “Brian Eno” on the broadcast show. Check out the set list and video of the full performance, along with the video of their broadcast performance. More

Apr 26, 2010

MGMT performed two songs, “Flash Delirium” and “Brian Eno” on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. The band is also currently touring the United States to promote their new album, Congratulations. We have the tour dates and the videos of their performance on SNL.


Photos from Coachella 2010 Day Two Gallery - Devo, The Dead Weather, Muse, MGMT

Plus Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dirty Projectors, Beach House

Apr 20, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar’s Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Coachella, CA for Coachella 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the second day of Coachella 2010. The gallery includes photos of Devo, The Dead Weather, Muse, MGMT, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dirty Projectors, Beach House. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Glastonbury Lineup Unveiled

Headliners: U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder

Apr 15, 2010

Glastonbury is a huge British multi-day music festival and this year’s lineup is just as epic. The fest will again be at Pilton, England Worthy Farm on June 23-27, and the three major headliners are U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder. More

MGMT Announces New Tour Dates

Includes Stops at Coachella and Lollapalooza

Apr 07, 2010

MGMT is taking the sounds of forthcoming sophomore effort, the potentially polarizing and fan-ejecting Congratulations (out April 13), on the road this spring and summer, with a string of tour dates just announced. Not going to be able to make it out to Coachella, Lollapalooza, or any of their other tour stops? Fret not, you can at least catch them on Saturday Night Live on April 24 and The Late Show with David Letterman on May 11, or you could watch their bizarre and disturbing video for “Flash Delirium” right here. More

MGMT Unveil Trippy “Flash Delirium” Video

Things Get Weirder and Weirder

Mar 30, 2010

MGMT has unveiled the video for “Flash Delirium,” the first single off of sophomore album Congratulations (even though they supposedly weren’t releasing any singles from the album). The trippy video starts off innocently enough, with Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden being welcomed home to a big mansion, but soon it goes to some very dark and disturbing places. Let’s put it this way, creepy puppets and a hole in Goldwasser’s throat that sings aren’t the weirdest things in this clip. More

Mar 24, 2010

In response to a widespread leak, MGMT is now streaming sophomore album Congratulations in full on their website. More

Listen to MGMT’s New Single “Flash Delirium”

Taken from New Album Congratulations

Mar 09, 2010

Fans of MGMT‘s breakout singles “Kids” and “Electric Feel” may not flip as many cartwheels for “Flash Delirium,” but here goes nothing… The Congratulations single is a head-scratching piece of psychedelia. During its 4:16 runtime we get snippets of Bowie, T. Rex, Ween, ‘60s California surf, Middle Eastern music, straight-up acid rock, and even a flute solo. (Overall, it seems like they’re suffering from a bad case of self-sabotage.) More

MGMT Announce Album “Artwork”


Feb 17, 2010

Oh MGMT, you psychedelic jokers. Today, the duo has unleashed the album art for their upcoming album Congratulations. And well… More

2010 Sasquatch! Festival Lineup Announced

Acts Include Pavement, Massive Attack, My Morning Jacket, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Band of Horses, and More

Feb 16, 2010

The 2010 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup thankfully isn’t a mystery anymore. The initial list of bands to play at Quincy, WA’s bucolic Gorge can be peeped below. The event returns for its ninth year May 29-31 (Memorial Day Weekend) and the recently reunited Pavement, trip-hop progenitors Massive Attack, and reverb-y Southern rockers My Morning Jacket will headline. More

MGMT to Offer “Congratulations” on April 13

Second Album Co-Produced by Sonic Boom

Feb 09, 2010

On April 13 Brooklyn-based duo MGMT will release Congratulations, their nine-song sophomore album and the follow-up to Oracular Spectacular (which was released digitally in late 2007 and on CD in 2008). The album was produced by MGMT (Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser) and Sonic Boom (aka former Spacemen 3 member Pete Kember) and recorded in Brooklyn, upstate New York, and Malibu. More

Coachella 2010 Line-Up Announced

Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz to Headline Three-Day Festival

Jan 19, 2010

One of North America’s most anticipated music festivals, Coachella, has announced its 2010 line-up. The three-day festival, which takes place in the California desert near Palm Springs April 16 - 18, will feature Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz as the headliners. Other highlights include: Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grace Jones, Echo and the Bunnymen, Pavement, Sly and the Family Stone, Devo, LCD Soundsystem, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Fever Ray, She & Him, Yeasayer, MGMT, Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors, Mew, Camera Obscura, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Spoon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yo La Tengo, Deerhunter, The Big Pink, Florence and the Machine, Owen Pallett, and Local Natives.


Jan 13, 2010

Freak rockers MGMTpurveys of earworm-laden single “Kids”are putting their music to work for a bunch of kids, Children Art Foundation. Bid on a prop from their video now. More

MGMT To Collaborate With Jay Z On Blueprint 3

Other Guests Include Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Drake and Mr. Hudson

Jul 22, 2009

First there was Jigga’s new hair do and then “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” (which debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 at No. 24). And now this? According to this Reuters news piece, the psychedelic synth duo MGMT will be one of the many musicians appearing on Jay-Z‘s upcoming, long-awaited LP, The Blueprint 3. More

The Flaming Lips and MGMT Top 3rd Annual Treasure Island Fest Lineup

Plus The Decemberists, Beirut, The Streets, Grizzly Bear, Girl Talk, Yo La Tengo and Dan Deacon

Jul 13, 2009

It’s official: MGMT and the Flaming Lips will headline the two days of Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment‘s third annual Treasure Island Music Festival, to be held in the midst of San Francisco’s beautiful Indian Summer, Oct. 17-18. Plus The Decemberists, Beirut, The Streets, Grizzly Bear, Girl Talk, Yo La Tengo, The Walkmen, Dan Deacon, others set to play. More


MGMT on “Little Dark Age”

A Much-Needed Break

Jun 12, 2018

A steep learning curve presents itself when your debut summits not only numerous year-end lists but is instantly immortalized on rankings labeled “Best Albums Ever.” More

Nov 15, 2013

In the fall of 2010, an article came out in the U.K. announcing that MGMT‘s creative license had expired. More

Nov 14, 2013

“This is our decision/To live fast and die young/We’ve got the vision/Now let’s have some fun.” Those words, taken from MGMT‘s 2008 breakout single “Time to Pretend,” have become a rallying cry of sorts, a party-‘til-you-die anthem for people who want to dream big and party defiantly. More

Remembering First Concerts

Greatest Stories Ever Told

Jul 30, 2010

Musicians reflect on their first concerts. Includes stories from Tegan & Sara, Camera Obscura, Girl Talk, Owen Pallett, Art Brut, The Hold Steady, MGMT, Broken Social Scene, Ariel Pink, !!!, Mew, Real Estate, The Dears, Vivian Girls, Mayer Hawthorne, The Drums, Telekinesis, Fuck Buttons, El Guincho, and more. More


May 14, 2023

Last weekend, Just Like Heaven Festival went down Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena CA. We sent photographer Laura Studarus in to cover the action. She brought back postcards from The Hives, Strfkr, Peaches, Fever Ray, Future Islands, MGMT, Empire of the Sun, and Yeah Yeah Yeah. Check out her shots below. More

Feb 15, 2018

After a four-and-a-half year break, MGMT is back with their fourth album, Little Dark Age. The duo of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, a bit downtrodden after the negative reception to the admittedly confused self-titled third album, now return to the sounds of synth-pop and ‘60s psychedelic pop with fantastic results. More

Sep 23, 2013

Upon the release of Congratulations, there was a lot of talk about how MGMT were alienating fans with an album that overreached into defiant weirdness following their hugely popular debut. More

Sep 23, 2013

MGMT continue their sustained dive into the sonic headspace of Oracular Spectacular‘s second half, presenting another collection of sprawling lysergic psych-rock weirdness. More

Apr 18, 2010

Day two of Coachella 2010 alas offered few highlights. This year Coachella has put way too many great artists on Sunday’s bill, which will inevitably lead to a lot of Sophie’s Choice-like moments of picking between which favorite artists to see. Whereas Saturday’s bill suffered from a lack of must see artists, there was no shortage of artists worth checking out, it’s just that few of them delivered. Matters were not helped by the fact that the best set I saw was also the first set I saw. Almost everything underwhelmed after that. More

Apr 18, 2010

Muse drew one of the biggest crowds of the Coachella Festival to their explosive Saturday-night set. The band’s recent slew of arena shows around the U.S. and the Coachella crowd’s rapturous reaction indicate that the English trio are finally on their way to becoming as big Stateside as they are in the U.K. More

Apr 16, 2010

Career suicide, heinous album art, and no regard for their fanbase. Those have been the three themes bandied about most often in early appraisals of Congratulations. More