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2014

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Of Montreal, Foxygen Front Polyvinyl's New Singles Series

October 30, 2014

Of Montreal, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado and Blikk Fang — the collaboration between Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes and MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden — are among the 12 artists set to partake in the second installment of Polyvinyl's 4-track...

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Hear the Flaming Lips' Trippy 'Sgt. Pepper's' Tribute LP

October 20, 2014

The Flaming Lips will release their all-star Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute, With a Little Help From My Fwends, on October 28th – but chapped Lips fans can stream the fearlessly freaky LP one week early at...

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Miley Cyrus Recording Beatles Cover With Flaming Lips

March 16, 2014

After performing together on the Bangerz tour, Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips are taking their mutual appreciation fest into the studio to record a Beatles cover. Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne spread the news over Instagram on Friday, posting a...

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Avicii, M.I.A., Diplo Will Headline Ultra Music Festival 2014

December 17, 2013

Avicii, M.I.A., Diplo, MGMT and Tiësto are among the many diverse headliners slated to DJ and perform at the Ultra Music Festival Phase 1 next year. The 16th edition of the dance spectacle will take place on the weekend of Friday, March 28th at Bayfront...

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MGMT Serve Up 'Alien Days'

October 31, 2013

As if you'd expect anything less than outright bizarre antics from MGMT, the psychedelic electronic duo have come up with a suitably out-there new clip for "Alien Days" (off their latest release, MGMT). The video opens on a mystical scribe, played by...

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MGMT Practice While NSA Spies

September 4, 2013

MGMT have released a kooky new trailer for their self-titled third LP, out September 17th on Columbia, that features snippets of five new tracks, an NSA wire tap and one angry possum in a bathroom. Frontman Andrew VanWyngarden encounters the beast while...

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My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Top FYF Fest

August 26, 2013

FYF Fest turned 10 years old this year, and, my, how it's grown. Founded by promoter Sean Carlson, the Los Angeles festival started out as a DIY production in the city's Echo Park neighborhood. In the time since, it's moved to a bigger location (the 32-acre...

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"Your Life Is a Lie"

August 15, 2013

The forthcoming LP by these merry pranksters should be a wild ride. Following the floaty psychedelia of "Alien Days," the set's second single is a two-minute skull-fuck pop nugget that makes the title's argument with such earwormy power – like a...

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Watch: MGMT's 'Your Life Is A Lie'

August 5, 2013

MGMT's Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden are anything but subtle on lead single "Your Life Is A Lie" from their upcoming album. The video is a manic frenzy of sharp-cut, repetitive visuals which include a skeleton chorus, a...

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MGMT Set Release Date for New Album

June 25, 2013

After hoping to have their new album ready this month, MGMT have set September 17th as the release date for their third LP, MGMT. Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser returned to Tarbox Road Studios to collaborate with Dave Fridmann, who co-produced...

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MGMT Release New Single, 'Alien Days'

April 21, 2013

Not everyone could be lucky enough to score MGMT's Record Store Day limited-edition release, a cassingle of their new track, "Alien Days." Fortunately for the rest of us, the band made the song available for streaming. The shimmering, psychedelic soundscape...

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MGMT Launch Cowbell Contest

November 21, 2013

Your dreams of playing cowbell onstage with MGMT are one step closer to becoming a reality: Read on for instructions for how to enter the band's new contest, which will grant fans the chance to play "Your Life Is a Lie" with the band live in your city!...

Album Review

MGMT

September 17, 2013

MGMT keep finding new and exciting ways to mess with our heads. On the New York art-rock duo's 2008 Oracular Spectacular, pie-eyed keyboard whimsy was a Trojan horse for cagey lyrics about rock careerism. After the album spawned a couple of small hits,...

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Stream MGMT's New Album

September 9, 2013

MGMT are streaming their self-titled new album exclusively on Rdio with an "Optimizer" visual experience that features bizarre imagery (like lo-fi 3D renderings of a bug creature) and kaleidoscopic neon colors. Not surprisingly, the...

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MGMT's Long Strange Trip: Inside Their Most Experimental LP Yet

September 2, 2013

Not long ago, something funny started to happen inside the tawny, shaggy head of MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden. He was in upstate New York with bandmate Ben Goldwasser, recording their third album (MGMT, due out September 17th) in a rustic room surrounded...

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MGMT Bring Giant Cowbell to 'Letterman'

August 23, 2013

MGMT put a different spin on "more cowbell" last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, where Andrew Van Wyngarden thunked intermittently on an oversized version bearing the slogan "Be Aware" throughout the group's performance of "Your Life Is a...

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Joanna Newsom Will Appear in Next Paul Thomas Anderson Film

August 8, 2013

Joanna Newsom was recently spotted on the set of Paul Thomas Anderson's next film, Inherent Vice. The harpist-singer's role isn't known, but she was seen on set alongside the film's stars Joaquin Phoenix and Katherine Waterston in Los Angeles, Indiewire's...

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M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, Slayer to Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest

July 10, 2013

Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced their 2013 lineup, which includes a wide array of artists including M.I.A., Slayer, MGMT, Snoop Dogg, the Descendents, the Dismemberment Plan and Ice-T, as Consequence of Sound reports. Fun Fun Fun Fest...

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MGMT Play New Song 'Mystery Disease' Live

April 30, 2013

MGMT visited Penn State University last Friday, where they played the new song "Mystery Disease." The psychedelic electro-rockers accompanied the bombastic track with a sea of jellyfish-like visuals, and Andrew VanWyngarden's fleeting vocals skated softly...

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