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MGMT Release New Single, 'Alien Days'

Trippy new track debuts as Record Store Day cassingle

Andrew VanWyngarden of the band MGMT performs at Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 12th, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
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April 21, 2013 4:38 PM ET

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 of "Alien Days" is the first single from MGMT's forthcoming third LP, which is tentatively due out in June. Lead vocalist Andrew VanWyngarden recently told Rolling Stone that the song is "about that feeling when a parasitic alien is in your head, controlling things."

Although Record Store Day offered fans the first opportunity to hear the recorded version of the song, the duo has been playing "Alien Days" recently in their live sets. MGMT will head out on a North American tour on April 26th, starting at Penn State.

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