MGMT

Artist Info

Finding an unlikely middle point proto-electro punk art noise and a sardonic, pop-friendly sound, MGMT started as electroclash musical terrorists but quickly grew into an eclectic, brainy pop group with psychedelic overtones. MGMT first formed in 2002, during Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden’s freshman year as art students at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

The band shows consisted mostly of backing tapes, synths, and prerecorded vocals playing as Goldwasser and Van Wyngarden engaged the audience in a manner somewhere between performance art and good old-fashioned punky hostility. After graduating, MGMT released an electro-rock EP, 2005’s Time to Pretend.. For its full-length debut, the duo partnered with producer Dave Fridmann and recorded Oracular Spectacular, a far more musically expansive album that was released digitally in late 2007. Oracular Spectacular ultimately enjoyed both critical approval and commercial success, selling over 500,000 copies in the U.S. and going platinum in Australia, the U.K., and Ireland. In 2009, MGMT began working  on their second album, Congratulations. Released in 2010, the record found them growing more ambitious with their sound, which debuted at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard chart.

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Rolling Stone: Inside MGMTs expiramental new album
Las Vegas Weekly: MGMT…How Far The NYC Band Has Come
Rolling Stone: MGMT on Letterman
Pitchfork Media: Video: ‘Your Life is a Lie’ 

Awards

Grammy
Winner –  ‘Electric Feel’ – Best Remixed Recording
Nominated – “Kids” – Best Pop Performance by a Duo
Nominated – MGMT – Best New Artist

MTV Music Awards
Nominated – ‘Electric Feel’ – Best Art Direction
Nominated – ‘Flash Delirium’ – Best Rock Video

NME Awards
Winner – ‘Time To Pretend’ – Best Breakthrough Track
Winner – ‘Time To Pretend’ – Best Track
Winner – ‘Oracular Spectacular’ – Best Album of 2008
Winner – MGMT – Best Band


 

 

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