MGMT are back with their self-titled third studio album - MGMT - set to be released on Sept. 17. The successor to 2010’s Congratulations, MGMT finds Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser returning to work with longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann.
Among the collection of 10 songs is a cover of "Introspection" by 1960’s psych band Faine Jade. Back in April, for Record Store Day, a limited edition cassette single of album opener "Alien Days" was unveiled.
In preparation for the release of MGMT, the band have begun assembling a variety of unique visual elements to accompany and illuminate the new music via "the Optimizer."
Produced by MGMT, the live show video instrumentalist Alejandro Crawford, "the Optimizer" provides listeners of the album with a simultaneously aural and optical listening experience featuring video and CGI work. "The Optimizer" is part of an enhanced album package available on all commercial formats.
“Your Life Is A Lie” will be the first music video released and finds MGMT again working with Tom Kuntz, director of the band's 2010 mini-epic “Congratulations.” Indie director Sam Fleischner will be creating a clip for "Alien Days," and a video for "Cool Song No. 2" is also in the works, both to be shot this summer.
MGMT are currently on tour, recently performing to their largest headline audience in the U.S. with over 10,000 people in attendance at Artpark in Lewiston, NY.
Track listing for MGMT:
Cool Song No. 2
Your Life Is a Lie
A Good Sadness
I Love You Too, Death
Plenty Of Girls In the Sea
An Orphan Of Fortune
North American Tour Dates
July 3 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest/BMO Harris Bank
July 5-7 Kelowna, CA Keloha Music & Arts Festival
July 9 Quebec, ON Festival D’Ete International De Quebec
July 12 Lansing, MI Common Ground Music Festival
July 13 Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival
August 24 Monterey, CA Monterey County Fairgrounds
August 25 Los Angeles, CA FYF Festival
August 26 Las Vegas, NV The Pool at The Cosmopolitan
August 29 Davis, CA Mondavi Center
August 31 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre
September 1 Troutdale, OR Edgefield Amphitheatre
September 2 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival
September 4 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
September 5 Salt Lake City, UT Twilight Concert Series
September 6 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
European Tour Dates
September 26 Cologne, Germany Live Music HallSeptember 27 Brussels, Belgium AB
September 29 Stockholm, Sweden Cirku
September 30 Oslo, Norway SentrumScene
October 1 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega Main Hall
October 3 Berlin, Germany Astra Kulturhaus
October 4 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
October 5 Munich, Germany Kesselhaus
October 6 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex 457
October 8 Paris, France Olympia
October 9 Hamburg, Germany Docks
October 10 Utrecht, Netherlands Vredenburg Leidsche
October 12 Glasgow, UK 02 ABC
October 13 Wolverhampton, UK Civic Hall
October 14 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
October 16 London, UK Forum
October 19 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre