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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)

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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. It becomes a hit, but then MGMT are accused of stealing the song and the band is disgraced. But there are also some strange details, such as a cell phone that looks like it’s made of meat. Watch it below.

MGMT went a step further with the joke and seemingly had True Faith cover “Me and Michael,” but post their video last week, to make it seem like MGMT ripped them off (when of course MGMT’s version was recorded months ago). Check out the True Faith version below as well.

Previously they shared a gothic video for the album’s title track, “Little Dark Age,” along with another song from the album, “When You Die,” via a trippy video that starred actor Alex Karpovsky (Girls) as a struggling magician. Then they shared another song from the album, the relaxed “Hand It Over,” via a psychedelic lyric video.

Little Dark Age was produced by MGMT, former Chairlift member Patrick Wimberly, and long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, who has worked on all three of their previous albums). The album is the follow-up to 2013’s MGMT.

MGMT Tour Dates:

03-02 St. Paul, MN - Myth
03-03 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
03-05 St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
03-07 Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
03-08 Austin, TX - ACL Live at Moody Theater
03-09 New Orleans, LA - BUKU Music & Art Project
03-11 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
03-13 Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy
03-15 Washington, DC - The Anthem
03-16 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
03-17 Montreal, Quebec - MTELUS
03-19 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
03-20 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
03-24 Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
03-25 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
05-07 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
05-09 Calgary, Alberta - Big Four Building
05-11 Vancouver, British Columbia - Orpheum Theatre
05-12 Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
05-15 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
05-18 Hollywood, CA - Palladium
05-19 San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre
05-20 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
06-14-17 Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
06-29-07-01 Beuningen, Netherlands- Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
07-06 Hérouville Saint Clair, France - Festival Beauregard
07-12 Madrid, Spain - Mad Cool Festival
07-17 Milan, Italy - Milano Summer Festival

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