Congratulation to MGMT for their upcoming album

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recorded with pete kember of spacemen 3 -

looks like the new one will be different from the debut: quieter, maybe minimal,with 60's psych influences:

song dor dan tracey - indeed sounds like television personalities/modern lovers.
it's working - kinks/barrett, maybe even animal collective.
congratulation - slow flaming lips
destrokk - spacemen 3 (surprising..)

it's gonna be enjoyable.i think.

Zeno, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 22:57 (fourteen years ago) link

recorded with pete kember of spacemen 3 -

WTF!?! not credited as Sonic Boom...?

Hat Trick Swayze (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

He hasn't released an album as "Sonic Boom" since the early '90s, so it's probably fair to call him Pete now.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 23:30 (fourteen years ago) link

"The Adventures of Pete and Pete" eased the stigma of calling yourself that.

Cunga, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 23:32 (fourteen years ago) link

five months pass...

mizzell, Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:56 (fourteen years ago) link

i love ausgang artwork

victim of a vicious puma (electricsound), Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Jesus, that's the new MGMT cover?

No, YOU'RE a disgusting savage (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 19 February 2010 10:02 (fourteen years ago) link

That's not an MGMT cover, that's the inside gatefold of an old E.A.R. record - I can't remember the name of the painter but he did a lot of psychedelic cartoon stuff. Will google "E.A.R." and "The Transaction" which was the name of the painting and see what comes up.

Jesus Christ, I knew no good would come of those tots hanging around Sonic Cathedral like a pair of floppy puppies. Eurgh.

Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 11:07 (fourteen years ago) link

Anthony Ausgang, that's the artist.

They have taken too much of Sonic's hydroponic. o_0

Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 11:09 (fourteen years ago) link

After seeing these guys open for Of Montreal in a cafeteria five years ago, where they more or less just did karaoke over a PA backing track, I bought their Time To Preted EP. I got it home and was blown away at how good the thing was. Melodies Melodies Melodies. Amazing, catchy, poppy stuff. I was confused as to why the indie- community had yet to embrace these two dudes.

Flash to two years later, and they're on the cover of the NME and "Kids" is playing everywhere. Except where there used to be a perfect electric drumkit, there's now a live one, and....well, the magic's gone. It's not just that they're huge(ish) now. It's that their album pretty much sucked (save for the two tracks that were on the EP + "Electric Feel"). They used to exude a "we don't give a shit" attitude; now they're some psychedelic AnCo mockery.

I hate to be the "I just want them to be the way they used to be!" guy, but so it goes.

I urge everyone who likes even a single of these guys' songs to check out that debut EP. "Love Always Remains" > "Indie Rokkers" > "Kids" is pure pop gold. The breakdown in "Indie Rokkers" is probably the best thing they've done.

Indexed, Friday, 19 February 2010 13:26 (fourteen years ago) link

go fuck yourself kate

victim of a vicious puma (electricsound), Friday, 19 February 2010 14:48 (fourteen years ago) link

Excuse me?

Masonic Boom, Friday, 19 February 2010 14:52 (fourteen years ago) link

perhaps they like ausgang's work? did you consider that? what the hell does it have to do with "sonic's hydroponic"? why do you have to be so smarmy about everything?

victim of a vicious puma (electricsound), Friday, 19 February 2010 14:56 (fourteen years ago) link

this isn't really about MGMT is it

da croupier, Friday, 19 February 2010 15:01 (fourteen years ago) link


victim of a vicious puma (electricsound), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:01 (fourteen years ago) link

wtf was that about? Not necessary, Jim.

No, YOU'RE a disgusting savage (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:10 (fourteen years ago) link

jim.... back away from the keyboard

Tracer Hand, Friday, 19 February 2010 15:15 (fourteen years ago) link

::terrified to say anything::

call all destroyer, Friday, 19 February 2010 15:16 (fourteen years ago) link

jim don't listen to them

shite new answers (cutty), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:21 (fourteen years ago) link


you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Congratulation to MGMT

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:27 (fourteen years ago) link

for their upcoming album

call all destroyer, Friday, 19 February 2010 15:30 (fourteen years ago) link

zeno is like the king of typos in thread titles

shite new answers (cutty), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Based solely on amazing chorus in "The Youth" these guys deserve some attention.

Adam Bruneau, Friday, 19 February 2010 18:46 (fourteen years ago) link

That album cover makes perfect sense for this band. The first album's cover is not flattering and already looks dated.

Spinspin Sugah, Friday, 19 February 2010 21:05 (fourteen years ago) link


El GarBage (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 19 February 2010 21:15 (fourteen years ago) link


shite new answers (cutty), Friday, 19 February 2010 21:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Really wish they'd have kept the original cover for the last album, I liked that much better.

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 19 February 2010 22:26 (fourteen years ago) link

So I'm confused now, is that the album cover or not? Did a quick search and other sources seem to agree.

Moka, Friday, 19 February 2010 23:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Anyways I think it looks really good. Their first ep also had a psychedelic cartoon sort of cover so don't really understand why are you fighting upthread.

Moka, Friday, 19 February 2010 23:19 (fourteen years ago) link

whatever your album cover ends up being MGMT i just wanna congratulate you guys on all your success, you definitely deserve it!

El GarBage (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 19 February 2010 23:19 (fourteen years ago) link

If anything their debut album should have kept the same sort of psychedelic cartoon style.

Congratulation MGMT.

Moka, Friday, 19 February 2010 23:21 (fourteen years ago) link

congratulation to MGMT and all their supporters on their tremendous achievement

eau de humanity (haitch), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:18 (fourteen years ago) link

good luck mgmt

nitzer ebbebe (gbx), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:46 (fourteen years ago) link

we should get them a card and all sign it

f1ocki (s1ocki), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:50 (fourteen years ago) link

talking in a non-dickish way about mgmt album covers

abraham higginbotham is a dude (Lamp), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:54 (fourteen years ago) link

congratulation to MGMT and all their supporters on their tremendous achievement

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Evan, Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:03 (fourteen years ago) link

hahaha brilliant

juicebox, Saturday, 20 February 2010 15:45 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

You can get the new single here:

Anyone like this? Definitely not a hit.

Back Like That (makeitpop), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 22:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Congratulations on your new single MGMT!

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 9 March 2010 22:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Will the new album be less compressed than the debut? I am asking because the debut album was probably one of the loudest albums ever released, and I just cannot listen to it. It may be good, possible, but it wears my ears and head out to such an extent I just wasn't able to enjoy it.

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 22:38 (thirteen years ago) link

this track sounds a lot like an Hot Cheap song

Kaiser Size, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:07 (thirteen years ago) link

seeing as this album was financed by a major label, i'm willing to bet that they're just fucking around with this song (see also: album cover) and they'll put out a real single in a week or two

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:10 (thirteen years ago) link

this apparently leaked late tonight -- assume it will get posted during tomorrow's hype cycle

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:12 (thirteen years ago) link

it sounds like belle & sebastian or something

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:15 (thirteen years ago) link

also these guys are dickheads


J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:15 (thirteen years ago) link

damn, that is really really boring.

mark e, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:32 (thirteen years ago) link

i am of course referring to the track, not jordans opinion.

mark e, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:33 (thirteen years ago) link

^ full album

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:16 (six years ago) link

I think I like the True Faith version of Me and Michael even more.

SA, Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:34 (six years ago) link

congratulations to MGMT

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:36 (six years ago) link

When you die is solid

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 16 February 2018 20:19 (six years ago) link

the way album ends, when all of "Hand It Over" goes thru a super intense flanger, is really awesome, amazing ear candy for me

need to listen to this more before i comment further

flappy bird, Sunday, 18 February 2018 04:24 (six years ago) link

It's too soon to poll this album, isn't it? I'm feeling a very strong attachment to at least half of these songs after listening to the album for the last 2 weeks.
Have I totally slept on this band (I've never listened to an MGMT album before, with the exception of their LateNightTales mix) or did they suddenly get really good?

enochroot, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:11 (six years ago) link

no they released their masterpiece 8 years ago

this album is good but i fear too little too late... this should've come out in 2013

flappy bird, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:14 (six years ago) link

I dunno, I'm a big Congrats fan but I think the new one towers above it.

Davey D, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:17 (six years ago) link

Lou Reed Turned Down an MGMT Collaboration, Told Them to Fire Their Managers: The band say they asked the late icon to appear on Congratulations

While talking about working on the album, they revealed that they approached Lou Reed to contribute vocals to their track “Lady Dada’s Nightmare.” “He pretty much said it didn’t need it,” they reveal. “And then he talked about how we also didn’t need managers, and our managers were there.” Soon after, they ran into Reed at a dog show (where they were dressed as dandies)

flappy bird, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:09 (six years ago) link

When your small is like people are strange meets pink Floyd. Love the lyric about curling into a ball, funny song

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:31 (six years ago) link

The bubbling synths on James are a lot like the style stereolab used on ffs - interlock iirc

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:54 (six years ago) link

My son is obsessed with this album. It apparently has very high meme value among the teenager set.

My 13-yr-old as well. I'm taking him and his younger brother to see them in Nashville next month, should be fun. (I like the album a lot, too.)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 20:05 (six years ago) link

love the sonic details on this album, like the cartoon falling down stairs piano on "when you're small" and the Wendy Carlos clockwork orange styled synth parts on "Hand It Over"

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 2 March 2018 02:30 (six years ago) link

this album is brilliant. love, love, love "When You Die."

Bee OK, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:08 (six years ago) link

The concert last night was as much fun as I expected. Did most of the new album, plus four Oracular, two from Congratulations and "Alien Days." (Plus a cover of "The Neverending Story.") "Flash Delirium" in concert is A+. My kids loved the whole show.

that sounds like an awesome time. i didn't know if they were a good live band or not but it does sound like a hell of a time.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 02:39 (five years ago) link

Yeah, tight band, great light show, they put a lot of work into it. It helped that the hall has great acoustics, but they sounded great.

i'm buying tickets tomorrow and probably wouldn't have if Tipsy didn't say how good they were live. so thanks Tipsy Morthra!

Bee OK, Friday, 16 March 2018 00:05 (five years ago) link

Me and Michael wouldn't sound out of place on an old school M83 record

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 16 March 2018 02:01 (five years ago) link

I'm officially going, so stoked for this

Bee OK, Friday, 16 March 2018 21:37 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

"I’m not that nice
I’m mean and I’m evil
Don’t call me nice"

Bee OK, Saturday, 31 March 2018 18:28 (five years ago) link

i can't stop playing this album.

Bee OK, Saturday, 31 March 2018 18:28 (five years ago) link


brendon urine (diamonddave85), Saturday, 31 March 2018 19:29 (five years ago) link

This is growing on me

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 31 March 2018 21:49 (five years ago) link

the only indie album I have on rotation

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Monday, 2 April 2018 00:12 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

going to see these guys in one week, i'm so excited. i now know the new album inside and out. i actually don't know Congratulation that well, only the debut and the new album.

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2018 01:49 (five years ago) link

You should listen to it, it's one of the best albums of the decade

PaulTMA, Thursday, 10 May 2018 15:39 (five years ago) link

"Flash Delirium" in particular is my favorite MGMT song. (And video.)

yeah it really is. title track, song for dan treacy, it's working are all completely classic

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 May 2018 16:51 (five years ago) link

Buddy saw them and said they did a video mocking those who only like their 3 huge hits. Yeah - only the hits you made your careers on :-/

Depressed and impressed (Ross), Monday, 14 May 2018 19:47 (five years ago) link

seeing these guys tonight, so excited. have no idea what to expect.

Bee OK, Thursday, 17 May 2018 01:46 (five years ago) link

It'll be good!

at The Observatory Orange County, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

1. She Works Out Too Much
2. Little Dark Age
3. When You Die
4. Time to Pretend
5. James
6. Alien Days
7. Flash Delirium
8. Kids
9. The Youth
11. Electric Feel
12. Me and Michael
13. Hand It Over


14. When You're Small
15. Congratulations

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:01 (five years ago) link

May 16, 2018

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:04 (five years ago) link

the show was amazing. it leaned heavily on the new album witch was fine with me. it was all techno color and made you want to dance. the did play their three big hits and the place was packed. they had video going on with a smaller HD screen in front of a bigger screen and flashed all sorts of stuff on it. they were pretty psychedelic for the most part. fun show and will see these guys again. they should be massive in this type of music climatic (2018).

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:11 (five years ago) link

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:11 (five years ago) link

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:21 (five years ago) link

ending with Congratulations is so perfect

flappy bird, Friday, 18 May 2018 04:22 (five years ago) link

MGMT on Jimmy Kimmel last night:

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:50 (five years ago) link

Oh then they played an extended set:

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:54 (five years ago) link

^^^May 17, 2018 Jimmy Kimmel:

1. Little Dark Age
2. When You Die
3. James
5. Me and Michael

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:56 (five years ago) link

is anyone on here seeing them in Hollywood tonight?

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:57 (five years ago) link

they played the same set but closed the show with "Siberian Breaks" instead. "Congratulations" was also played but was the last song before the Encore instead.

Bee OK, Sunday, 20 May 2018 00:11 (five years ago) link

Congratulations to MGMT

Music is confidence (Ross), Sunday, 20 May 2018 00:12 (five years ago) link

Sick encore

flappy bird, Sunday, 20 May 2018 04:53 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

enjoyable new single

ufo, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 20:44 (four years ago) link

Wow that's great and a little bit new for them, I could take a whole album of songs like this. Bunch of youtube comments point out a Cure influence and I can hear that

Vinnie, Thursday, 12 December 2019 01:02 (four years ago) link

Definitely sounds like The Cure

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 12 December 2019 01:18 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

Is 11•11•11 any good?

Bee OK, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 23:56 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

Me and Michael booms!

Always like returning to little dark age whenever I need that particular taste of pop. Giving congratulations its first listen based on the reaction in this thread. Loving this second song, like a mid era Beatles song at 1.5x speed and a coat of slick modern production

H.P, Saturday, 16 September 2023 02:44 (five months ago) link

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