MGMT Practice While NSA Watches in Album Preview

Trailer features five new songs and one angry possum

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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 brushing his teeth, kicking off a peculiar day that later finds his cohort, Benjamin Goldwasser, knifing open a speaker cabinet and discovering a suspicious looking beetle that seems to be spying on them. The bug (get it?) doesn't belong to the snooping NSA, though, which means, as one agent explains with extreme gravity, "The Reptoids have heard the new MGMT album." Things get even weirder when the band hops on a bus to get to the bottom of these nefarious doings — but it looks like we'll have to wait and see if there's a part two to this story.