.

MGMT Set Release Date for New Album

Band's third LP, 'MGMT,' is due on September 17th

June 25, 2013 11:30 AM ET
Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Vanwyngarden of MGMT.
Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Vanwyngarden of MGMT.
Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

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 and mixed both 2008's Oracular Spectacular and 2010's Congratulations.

For the new album, the duo experimented with different in-studio writing processess, resulting in a 10-song collection that includes a cover of the 1960s song "Introspection" by Faine Jade and "Alien Days," which was released on Record Store Day in April. 

100 Best Albums of the 2000s:MGMT, 'Oracular Spectacular'

The band is also preparing visual elements to accompany the album through what they're calling "the Optimizer": an enhanced package that will include video and CGI work  by Andrew Benson, Emilio Gomariz, Geoffrey Lillemon and Chris Timms.

MGMT are currently on tour and are set to perform at festivals including Summer Fest in Milwaukee next week. 

Dates for their North American tour follow:

7/3  Milwaukee, WI – Summer Fest
7/ 5-7  Kelowna, CA – Keloha Music & Arts Festival
7/9  Quebec, ON – Festival D’Ete International De Quebec       
7/12  Lansing, MI – Common Ground Music Festival
7/ 13  Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival
8/24  Monterey, CA – Monterey County Fairgrounds
8/25  Los Angeles, CA – FYE Festival
8/26  Las Vegas, NV – The Pool at the Cosmopolitan
8/29  Davis, CA – Mondavi Center
8/31  Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheatre
9/1  Troutdale, OR – Edgefield Amphitheatre
9/2  Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
9/4  Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
9/5  Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series                     
9/6   Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com