MGMT Announce Self-Titled Third Studio Album

ANDREW VANWYNGARDEN AND BEN GOLDWASSER REVEAL DETAILS OF THIRD MGMT LP

After months of speculation of what the album would include, MGMT have finally revealed the details of their self-titled third studio album. MGMT is due on September 17 via Columbia Records and includes ten tracks such as "Alien Days" which was released on Record Store Day.

MGMT co-founders Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser recorded the album at Tarbox Road Studios, where they worked with longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann, who had a hand in the band's first two albums (2008's Oracular Spectacular and 2010's Congratulations). MGMT includes nine originals and a cover of "Introspection" by 1960’s psych band Faine Jade.

The first video expected to be released will be "Your Life Is A Lie," with videos also in the works for MGMT tracks "Alien Days" and "Cool Song No. 2." Furthermore, MGMT is assembling a variety of visual elements for MGMT listeners dubbed "The Optimizer" which is described in a press release as a method which "provides listeners of the album with a simultaneously aural & optical listening experience featuring video & CGI work by Andrew Benson, Emilio Gomariz, Geoffrey Lillemon, and Chris Timms."

Check out the track list for MGMT's MGMT LP:

Alien Days
Cool Song No. 2
Mystery Disease
Introspection
Your Life Is a Lie
A Good Sadness
Astro-Mancy
I Love You Too, Death
Plenty Of Girls In the Sea
An Orphan Of Fortune

Here's MGMT upcoming U.S. tour dates:

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

Here's "Alien Days" which was released on Record Store Day:

[Published on: 6/25/13]

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