MGMT Perform ‘Congratulations’ On KCRW

MGMT took a psychedelic turn on their new release, trading in their signature electro-pop for stylistic leap into epic sprawling tunes. The New York band performed tracks from the album during a live session on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. Watch or listen to the full session and check out the ‘Congratulations’ performance via YouTube below.

MGMT ‘It’s Working’ Video

MGMT are out with the video to their new single ‘It’s Working’, off the Brooklyn, New York based indie rock band’s second album ‘Congratulations’, out now on Columbia Records. “In [the video], Ben [Goldwasser] and I find this box and these instructions to put together a machine that’s constantly changing, and we end up losing control over it,” Andrew Vanwyngarden told Pitchfork. “Saying this now, it sounds so metaphorical for our musical career, which is really funny.” Watch the So Me directed treatment via Vevo below.

MGMT ‘Kids’ Video

MGMT are out with the video to their new single ‘Kids’, the third release off the Brooklyn based indie rock group’s album ‘Oracular Spectacular’, out now on Sony/Columbia. Watch the Ray Tintori directed video below.

MGMT Squash Chemical Brothers Collaboration Rumors

MGMT spoke with ITN from the NME Awards the other night, talking about their new album – the follow up to ‘Oracular Spectacular’. The guys said reports suggesting they were working with Chemical Brothers are just rumors. They hope to finish the album by June and release it in the fall. Watch it via YouTube below.

MGMT At The NME Awards 2009

NME caught up with Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser of MGMT on the red carpet of the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009. The duo talked about where they’d keep the iconic middle finger award after losing one last time they had won, who they’d like to see win this year, and Andrew being a fan of The Cure’s ‘All Cats Are Grey’. Watch the brief interview below.

MGMT Discuss Working With Dave Fridmann

Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser of MGMT

PSL caught up with Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT for an interview while in Sweden, where they talked about working with producer Dave Fridmann on their major label debut ‘Oracular Spectacular’, the advice he offered them, movies they watched together, having a band for their live shows, and what happened to strain their relationship while touring in support of ‘Climbing To New Lows’, which led Ben and Andrew to stop talking to each other for six months.

The interview at svt.se has since been removed.

On TV: The Hold Steady, MGMT, Kid Rock

Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser of MGMT

Rock acts on television this week include:

Phantom Planet, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Monday.

The Hold Steady, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ (CBS) on Tuesday.

The Gaslight Anthem, who visit ‘Steven’s Untitled Rock Show’ (Fuse) on Wednesday.

Film School, who visit ‘The Daily Habit’ (Fuel) on Wednesday.

Dillinger Escape Plan, who visit ‘The Daily Habit’ (Fuel) on Thursday.

MGMT, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show’ (CBS) on Thursday.

Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd, who perform on ‘Good Morning America’ (ABC) on Friday.

On TV: Underoath, MGMT, Story Of The Year

MGMT

Rock acts on television this week include:

MGMT, who perform on ‘Billabong’s Design For Humanity’, premiering on Fuel on Monday at 8 PM ET/PT.

Boys Like Girls, who perform on ‘Total Request Live’ (MTV) on Tuesday.

Underoath, who visit ‘Steven’s Untitled Rock Show’ (Fuse) on Tuesday.

Story Of The Year and Street Dogs, who visit ‘Steven’s Untitled Rock Show’ (Fuse) on Wednesday.

MGMT ‘Electric Feel’ Video Making Of

MGMT documented the making of their new ‘Oracular Spectacular’ video for ‘Electric Feel’, recorded in Brooklyn. They start out in Orlando, Florida talking with inventor and creator of Rock-afire Explosion, an animatronic animal band that played in Showbiz Pizza Place in the 1980s and 1990s. The scene then moves 14 months earlier to Tarbox Road Studios in Cassadaga, New York, where the track was recorded. Flash back to the present in Brooklyn and MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, as well as directed by Ray Tintori discuss the story behind the song and video. The video features an appearance by the Rock-afire Explosion. Watch the making of clip via YouTube below.

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