Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden have finally announced the new MGMT album. MGMT is out September 17 via Columbia Records.
Earlier this year, the duo told Rolling Stone that their upcoming album was recorded as a duo-- not with a full band like on 2010's Congratulations. The album was recorded at producer Dave Fridmann's Tarbox Road Studios in upstate New York.
The album includes Record Store Day single "Alien Days" [soundcloud embed at bottom], a cover of "Introspection" by the 60s garage band Faine Jade, and two songs they've previously performed live: "Mystery Disease" and "Your Life Is a Lie". Goldwasser told Rolling Stone that they're "not trying to make music that everyone understands the first time they hear it... There's no illusion on [Columbia Records'] part that that we're going to turn into a Top 40 band."
MGMT will be accompanied by "unique visual elements to accompany and illustrate the new music" via something called "the Optimizer", which "provides listeners of the album with a simultaneous aural and optical listening experience featuring video and CGI work," according to a press release.
Music videos for "Your Life Is a Lie", "Alien Days", and "Cool Song No. 2" are all in the works.
01 Alien Days 02 Cool Song No 2 03 Mystery Disease 04 Introspection 05 Your Life Is a Lie 06 A Good Sadness 07 Astro-Mancy 08 I Love You to Death 09 Plenty Of Girls in the Sea 10 An Orphan of Fortune