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MGMT Serve Up ‘Alien Days’

Duo gets appropriately weird in curious new clip

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 MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser, who leads a Puritan couple (frontman Andrew VanWyngarden and model Camille Rowe) out to the woods, straps them to a giant gyroscope and sends them spinning.

Following a barrage of images including a bunch of goats, a blooming sunflower and dancing aliens, our innocent couple finds themselves with a child on the way. When Rowe’s character finally gives birth, though, it’s to a translucent turquoise orb, which Goldwasser promptly drops into a tube to unsettling results.

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Along with “Alien Days,” MGMT recently released a clip for another MGMT cut, “Cool Song No. 2.” The video stars The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams as the Plant Hunter, a “new jack” thief who transforms genetically modified plants into drugs. The band also released a short film in anticipation of the record in which they dealt with an angry possum in the bathroom and found themselves being spied on by the NSA.

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