MGMT have joined the 2013 Record Store Day celebrations, and will release the single ‘Alien Days‘ on April 20th.
MGMT have a long period of touring ahead of them after unveiling North American live dates which begin with a show at the Penn State University on April 26th.
MGMT hope to release their third album in June, reports Rolling Stone.
With a top 50 placing on Australia’s annual prestigious Triple J Hottest 100, and a second year running tear away performance at SXSW festival, Foster The People seems well on its way to needing no plan B – which is not bad going, seeing as the band formed as recently as October 2009.
MGMT’s Andrew Van-Wyngarden has revealed the duo are under tighter controls from their record label during the creation of their third album, but insisted they feel ‘less anxious’ than during the making of ‘Congratulations‘.
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I’m not going to whine about the sorry state of rock n’ roll or anything like that. Record sales are down, concert ticket sales are down. radio sucks, MTV hasn’t aired a video in God knows how long… Yeah, yeah, yeah. Boo fucking hoo. I actually don’t think any of that necessarily reflects the quality of music being produced right now. Sure, the signal to noise ratio has obviously taken a hit. According to Nielsen Soundscan 98,000 albums were released in 2009 – 98,000, that’s a staggeringly large number (only 2.1% sold over 5,000 copies, though, and that 2.1% accounted for 90% of all record sales in 2009). If I’m doing my math right, and the average running time of those 98,000 records is an hour, it would take you just about… oh, 11 fucking years to listen to them all! 11 years. Now the majority of those 98,000 albums are probably dogs, and there’s no reason to listen to them even if you had the time, but if even only one percent of them are in some way worthwhile, that would amount to almost 1,000 quality records released in 2009. Who the hell has time to listen to even that many? In any case there’s probably just as much “good” music, however you want to define that term, being produced today as there ever has been… and going by the numbers probably more than ever. There’s just a lot more for this good music to compete with these days both in terms of consumer’s entertainment dollar and time, and unfortunately a lot of the good stuff is drowned in the vast sea of mediocrity and dogshit that is endemic to post-whatever 21st century pop culture. My point is there’s good stuff out there, if you’re willing to look hard enough. And if you’re not, the fine folks at Live4Ever World Headquarters are here to help! (Like how I threw that in there, Mr. editor? And I managed not to mention any of our competitors’ sites like Pitchfo@#%$^&#%!!!…. Ouch. That hurt.) All of that’s just my way of saying that I’m not here to lament the decaying fortunes of rock n roll. Cause they ain’t decaying.
Brooklyn duo MGMT have said they are still interested in working with Sir Paul McCartney, after the former Beatles legend told of his own desire to work the group last year.
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